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CHICAGO (AP) - Helene Walsh, the wife of a conservative radio host and former Illinois congressman, will replace a former state lawmaker who resigned after being accused of sharing nude photos of an ex-girlfriend online. The Chicago Tribune reports Walsh was selected from a pool of about 20 contenders to replace former GOP state Rep. Nick Sauer. She is the wife of former tea party congressman Joe Walsh. Walsh will also appear on the November ballot for a chance to secure a full term representing Lake County.

CHESTERTON, Ind. (AP) - Authorities say two Chicago boys died after they were pulled from Lake Michigan at Indiana Dunes State Park in separate incidents. The Porter County coroner's office on Saturday identified one of the deceased as 10-year-old Joshua Torres. The second boy, a 14-year-old, was found in the water in the same area about an hour later. The older boy was taken to Porter Regional Hospital and later airlifted to a children's hospital at the University of Chicago. Officials say he died Sunday morning.

RIVERDALE, Ill. (AP) - A suburban Chicago college student is recovering from a gunshot wound suffered shortly after he returned home from an internship on Capitol Hill. DeQuawn Bruce of Riverdale says he was in his uncle's backyard on Aug. 10 when he became a victim of gun violence. A bullet struck him in the pelvis. When the Carthage College graduate student was released from the hospital, he was met at his family's home by South Carolina Senator Tim Scott. Bruce interned for Bruce this summer.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) - A series of festivals, parades and other events will mark the 200th anniversary of Illinois adopting its state constitution. Among the celebrations planned for Aug. 26 is the dedication of a new Bicentennial Plaza next to the Illinois Governor's Mansion in Springfield. Constitution Day festivities also are planned in Galena and Dixon, and East St. Louis hosts a Heritage Festival. Gov. Bruce Rauner is holding a Route 66 Motorcycle Ride that will travel from Shorewood to Springfield.

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