Only one Will County Board member voted against Shawn Walsh, who had been nominated by his father, Will County Executive Larry Walsh.
With only one dissenting vote, Shawn Walsh was selected to be Will County's new regional superintendent of schools. Walsh, who had been the assistant regional superintendent, was the only applicant for the job. He was nominated by his father, Will County Executive Larry Walsh, to succeed Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant, who was elected a state senator in November. The Will County Board concurred with Walsh's recommendation, with only board member Margo McDermed (R-Mokena) voting in opposition, according to a story in the Joliet Herald News. (Naperville board member Chuck Maher passed on voting.) “Just because you can do something, doesn’t mean you should do something,” McDermed told the newspaper. Shawn Walsh, of Elwood, said he will complete …
Will County executive candidate Cory Singer says opponent Walsh's and the House speaker need to defend shifting pension debt to local school districts.
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Dear Editor: As a Will County Board member and a candidate for Will County executive, I am calling on Will County Executive Larry Walsh to invite Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan for a free lunch in Will County. The lunch should be a forum for Walsh and Madigan to explain why Will County school districts and taxpayers should be punished with a huge tax increase when the state has so poorly managed its finances. Speaker Madigan is pushing a plan to transfer $40 billion of state teacher pension liabilities onto local school districts and communities. Recently, the speaker said suburban and downstate taxpayers are getting a “free lunch” when it comes to paying for those pension liabilities. The speaker and his friends have led Illinois…
The event is open to the public and will include a recovering addict's first-hand account of addiction.
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
The growing problem of heroin use and drug overdose deaths in the community will be discussed in a public forum being held Wednesday night at Plainfield North High School. The free program is being conducted by Will County State’s Attorney James Glasgow and County Executive Larry Walsh. It's open to all Plainfield School District 202 residents, parents and students and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. in the school auditorium. Glasgow and Walsh will be joined by John Roberts from the HERO (Heroin Epidemic Relief Organization) and a recovering heroin addict, who will address the audience, according to a news release issued on the event. Each will also share personal stories about recent heroin-related situations in the Plainfield area. The …