Rep.  Lawrence Walsh, Jr

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

Springfield Office:
200-9S Stratton Office Building
Springfield, IL 62706
(217) 782-8090

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

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 Tollway Legislation Sent to Governor

Walsh Tollway Legislation Sent to Governor

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.

Walsh Encourages Workers Displaced by COVID-19 to Seek Government Assistance

Walsh Encourages Workers Displaced by COVID-19 to Seek Government Assistance

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.

Walsh Encourages Workers Displaced by COVID-19 to Seek Government Assistance

Walsh Appointed to Serve on Route 66 Centennial Commission

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.

Walsh Tollway Legislation Sent to Governor

Walsh Promoting Cell Phones Drive to Help Deployed Illinois Service Members Call Home

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.

Walsh Emphasizes I-80 Bridge Repair in Committee

Walsh Emphasizes I-80 Bridge Repair in Committee

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.