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Van plows into crowd in Barcelona; Police view it as terror

BARCELONA, Spain — A white van jumped the sidewalk Thursday in Barcelona’s historic Las Ramblas district, killing and injuring several people as it plowed into a summer crowd of tourists and residents, police said. The El Pais newspaper said police were treating the crash as a terror attack. Police cordoned off the broad, po [...]

FEMA to begin flood damage estimates in McHenry, Lake counties

SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner asked the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday to join the state in assessing the extent of flood damage across McHenry, Lake, Kane and Cook counties. The assessments will start as early as Friday morning. Areas within these counties were greatly affected by near-record flooding in July, [...]

Spring Grove woman charged with drug-related DUI after crashing into tree

MCHENRY – A Spring Grove woman was charged with driving under the influence of drugs after she was found unresponsive in her car that had crashed into a tree Tuesday night, police said. McHenry firefighters and police responded to the crash about 9:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 2600 block of Arbor Drive, McHenry Fire Battalion Chief Kevi [...]

Judge finds Spring Grove woman guilty of having more than 250 grams of cocaine

WOODSTOCK – A McHenry County judge found a Spring Grove woman guilty of having more than 250 grams of cocaine in the basement of her home. McHenry County Judge Robert Wilbrandt found Renee Hermes, 54, guilty of possession of 100 to 400 grams of cocaine and not guilty of possession with the intent to deliver 100 to 400 grams of coc [...]

President Trump increasingly isolated as business panels dismantled

WASHINGTON – With corporate chieftains fleeing, President Donald Trump abruptly abolished two of his White House business councils, an attempt to manage his increasing isolation and the continued fallout from his combative comments on racially charged violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. “Rather than putting pressure on th [...]


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