PHOTO: Chicago cop Eddie Winters
West Side Democratic leaders on Friday picked Chicago police officer Eddie Winters to fill the seat vacated by former Rep. Derrick Smith, who was kicked out of office over a federal bribery charge by his Illinois House colleagues last week.
Winters will hold the office until January, when the winner of the Nov. 6 election is sworn-in.
Despite being removed from office, Smith remains on the ballot and could reclaim his seat.
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