Rep. Lawrence Walsh, Jr
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.
JOLIET, Ill. – State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D – Joliet, passed legislation which would give municipalities and other local jurisdictions more control and discretion over imposing tolls on public roadways. The bill is now awaiting Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s signature.
JOLIET, Ill. – In response to the COVID-19 outbreak which has forced small businesses, restaurants, bars and other establishments to temporarily close their doors to the public, state Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Joliet, is highlighting resources available to help businesses and workers secure financial assistance.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, issued the following statement after Gov. Pritzker’s State of the State address to a joint session of the General Assembly:
JOLIET, Ill. – Will County-area legislators, including state Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, will sponsor their third annual Veteran Appreciation Breakfast on Saturday, Nov. 9.
JOLIET, Ill. – State Rep. Lawrence “Larry” Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, has been appointed to serve on the Route 66 Centennial Commission, which will help organize official events celebrating the historic highway’s 100th anniversary.
JOLIET, Ill. – This week 400 Illinois National Guardsmen and women from the 1st battalion, 178th Infantry Regiment will begin their prepping for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. State Rep. Larry Walsh, D-Elwood, is urging local residents to help provide those solders with a free way to call home by donating gently-used mobile phones through Cell Phones for Soldiers Inc. at his district office located at 121 Springfield Ave. in Joliet.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, held a hearing with the House Transportation: Regulation, Roads & Bridges Committee in Springfield last week to hear testimony from state and Will County transportation officials on the safety and conditions of the Des Plaines River Bridge.
JOLIET, Ill. – Responding to reports that the Des Plaines River Bridge has been rated in critical condition, state Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, stressed that the state is taking this situation very seriously.
JOLIET, Ill. –State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D- Elwood, praised Gov. J.B. Pritzker for delivering on promises made to state workers that had been denied by former Gov. Bruce Rauner.
JOLIET, Ill. – State Rep. Larry Walsh, Jr., D-Elwood, applauded the Illinois State Board of Elections’ decision to end the state’s participation in the widely-criticized Interstate Voter Registration Crosscheck Program.