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.

Democratic gubernatorial candidate J.B. Pritzker smiles after winning the Democratic gubernatorial primary over a field of five others, Tuesday, March 20, 2018, in Chicago.
Charles Rex Arbogast/AP
March 22, 2018

Money Matters: The Illinois Gubernatorial Race

Democrat J.B. Pritzker and Republican incumbent Bruce Rauner will square off this fall in the general election for Illinois governor.  Each pumped millions into their campaigns to win primary races.  Their return on investment shows just how costly this race will be.  

Polling Place sign.
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March 21, 2018

More Results From Tuesday’s Primary Election

From upsets in county races to referendum results, here are some of the outcomes from Tuesday's primary ballotting in east-central Illinois.

Betsy Dirksen Londrigan for Congress
Betsy Dirksen Londrigan for Congress
March 20, 2018

Londrigan, Gaither Win Dem Congressional Nominations

Betsy Dirksen Londrigan of Springfield has won the Democratic nomination for the 13th District Congressional seat currently held by Republican Rodney Davis of Taylorville. 

And in the 15th District, Kevin Gaither of Charleston has won the Democratic nomination for the Congressional seat currently held by Republican John Shimkus of Collinsville.

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