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Vaccine incentive: Six Flag offers 50,000 free tickets to two parks to newly vaccinated residents (free content)

Following this week's expansion of vaccine eligibility to 12- to 15-year-olds, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced that Six Flags Great America will offer 50,000 free tickets to their parks in Gurnee and Rockford to newly vaccinated Illinois residents.

The value of the donated tickets is $4 million.

“Six Flags Great America is proud to support the state of Illinois vaccination efforts, especially in underrepresented communities,” said Six Flags Great America Park President Hank Salemi. “We’re getting back to the thrills and want to do our part to encourage residents to . . .

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