Rep Lawrence Walsh, Jr

(D-Joliet)
86th District
Rep Larry Walsh Jr

Springfield Office:
269-S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8090
(217) 558-4502 FAX

District Office:
121 Springfield Avenue
Joliet, IL 60435
(815) 730-8600
(815) 730-8121 FAX

Biography
Born and raised in Elwood, IL; former trustee, Jackson Township; member of the International Machinist and Aerospace Workers Union; member of St. Rose’s Parish in Wilmington; married (wife, Theresa) and proud father of three children.

Walsh Proposal Protecting Life Insurance Beneficiaries Passes House

Walsh Proposal Protecting Life Insurance Beneficiaries Passes House

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Legislation backed by state Rep. Larry Walsh Jr., D-Joliet, which would help ensure that family members receive their loved ones’ life insurance benefits, recently passed the House. “People pay diligently into life insurance policies to ensure that...

Walsh Recognizes Joliet Central’s Honored Students

Walsh Recognizes Joliet Central’s Honored Students

JOLIET, Ill. – State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Joliet, recently recognized Joliet Central High School seniors Benjamin Hallihan and Vanessa Flores, who were chosen as this school year’s “Mr. and Ms. J” for their achievements in academics and community service. “I would...

Walsh Votes To Crack Down On Wage Discrimination Against Women

Walsh Votes To Crack Down On Wage Discrimination Against Women

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Joliet, is fighting to end wage discrimination by passing a package of measures requiring employers to pay the same wage to workers who have the same experience and do the same job. “I believe that a person should be...

Walsh Helps Pass Legislation Protecting Nurses, State Workers

Walsh Helps Pass Legislation Protecting Nurses, State Workers

SPRINGFIELD Ill. – In response to the proposed layoffs of nurses in Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) facilities, state Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, helped pass legislation that would prevent the department from reducing the number of medical and mental...

Walsh Announces $125,000 Grant for Joliet Public Library

Walsh Announces $125,000 Grant for Joliet Public Library

JOLIET, Ill. – State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, announced that the Joliet Public Library will receive a $125,000 grant to improve facilities through the office of the Illinois Secretary of State. “Joliet is fortunate to have a great library system with...