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2 boys, 1 woman shot in front of Lawndale apartment complex on Chicago’s West Side, police say

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CHICAGO (WLS) — Three people were shot in front of an apartment building on Chicago’s West Side Saturday, police said.

At about 8:30 p.m., a woman, 23, and two boys, 13 and 14, were shot in the Lawndale neighborhood in the 1300 block of S. Independence Blvd, according to police.

Chicago police said multiple offenders inside a dark-colored vehicle shot at the victims.

The 23-year-old woman sustained a gunshot wound to the neck. She was transported to Mount Sinai Hospital in critical condition.

The 14-year-old boy sustained a graze wound to his leg. He was transported to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.

The 13-year-old boy sustained a gunshot wound to his arm and was transported to Stroger Hospital in fair condition.

Area Central Detectives are investigation, according to police.

It’s unclear whether any of the offenders are in custody.

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Help Name the Shedd Aquarium’s Baby Beluga Whale

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The Shedd Aquarium is asking for help to choose the name of its new baby beluga whale. 

The now-330 pound claff calf was born in July, marking the Shedd’s first birth of a belgua whale in seven years.

The five potential name options reflect the calf’s “strong, playful and independent” personality and come from the language of the Inuit, the native people of the beluga’s native Arctic range, according to a news release. 

Voting closes on the evening of Nov. 21, and the winning name will be announced on Friday, Nov. 22.

The potential name choices are listed below:

  • Annik: meaning blizzard
  • Imavik: meaning ocean
  • Ikullak: meaning confident
  • Naniitchuck: meaning brave
  • Kulu: term of endearment for babies and young children





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Rep. Sara Feigenholtz in line to fill John Cullerton’s state Senate seat

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The heir apparent is already in line to fill the soon-to-be vacated seat of longtime state Sen. John Cullerton.

Within hours of Cullerton’s shocking announcement at the end of the fall veto session in Springfield Thursday that he plans to retire in January, signs were already pointing to state Rep. Sara Feigenholtz to replace her fellow North Side Democrat in the Illinois Senate.

Feigenholtz — who worked as Cullerton’s district chief of staff for more than a decade dating back to his time in the Illinois House of Representatives before she was first elected in 1994 — said Saturday she has contacted Democratic ward committeemen who will eventually vote to appoint Cullerton’s replacement once he steps down.


Senate President John Cullerton.

Illinois Senate President John Cullerton.
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“I learned a great deal from John,” she said. “He’s been a great mentor, and we’ve had a great working relationship meeting the needs of the community together.

“But I’m excited to go on another adventure,” said Feigenholtz, whose 12th House District encompasses the lakefront half of Cullerton’s 6th Senate District. “I feel like I can be as or more impactful in the Senate compared to the House. But it’s a seismic shift with him not being there. It’s the end of an era, and he walks out on his own terms with his head held high.”

Feigenholtz said she was as stunned as anyone by Cullerton’s bombshell end-of-session announcement, ending a legislative career that has spanned four decades. She said her first call was to state Rep. Ann Williams, whose 11th District covers the western half of the Cullerton’s Senate district.


State Rep. Ann Williams, D-Chicago.

State Rep. Ann Williams, D-Chicago.
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Williams, the only other obvious candidate to potentially seek the Senate appointment, threw her support behind Feigenholtz to become Cullerton’s replacement.

“The three of us have been a really strong team. Sara brings so much to the table and she puts 100% of herself into every issue,” said Williams, who added that she wants to see things through as the recently appointed chair of the House Energy and Environment Committee.

While the successor for Cullerton’s Senate seat seems clear-cut, the race to fill his post as Senate president is poised to be a free-for-all, with a handful of leaders already being floated.

And as for who might eventually take Feigenholtz’s House seat, it’s too soon to say who might eventually land in that portion of the legislative game of musical chairs. Feigenholtz said she’ll still file to run for the House in the March election.

“There is no shortage of committed, educated, politically active folks around here,” she said. “I hope it’s someone who appreciates the diversity of the district.”



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