Teresa Crawford/AP
March 22, 2018

Illinois Men Charged With Bombing Mosque; Spring Gardening; Chicago Tribune Layoffs

On The 21st: NPR's David Folkenflik tells us about the Chicago Tribune's most recent round of layoffs, and tells us about some of the turmoil within the company that owns it. Plus, now that spring has officially sprung, we dig into some gardening tips for experts and novices alike. But first, three Illinois men have been charged with detonating a pipe-bomb in a Minnesota mosque last summer.

Erika Harold, a Republican candidate for Illinois attorney general, in September 2017 in Chicago. Harold won the GOP primary for the seat.
Sophia Tareen/AP
March 20, 2018

Harold, Raoul Win Primary Elections For Attorney General

Erika Harold won the Republican primary for Attorney General, while State Sen. Kwame Raoul edged out former governor Pat Quinn in a tight race for the Democratic nomination, according to Associated Press election results.

In this July 2017 booking photo released by Ford County Sheriff's Office, Michael Hari is seen on an assault charge.
Ford County Sheriff's Office via The News-Gazette, via AP
March 15, 2018

Alleged Leader Of Mosque Bombing Could Be Threatening Figure

CLARENCE, Ill. (AP) — A former sheriff's deputy and purported ringleader in the bombing of a Minnesota mosque emerges in court documents as a sometimes-threatening figure with anti-government views who also wrote books and attracted others into his shadowy group.

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