Will County Executive Larry Walsh has worked in politics his entire life, and he's never seen it this bad.
Walsh, who turns 69 on March 3, remembers when Democrats and Republicans compromised when it was time to work through political differences and do the jobs they were elected to do.
"(Former House Speaker) Tip O'Neill was just as adamant for his Democratic side as Ronald Reagan was for the Republican and the conservative side," Walsh told me Wednesday.
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Wednesday, October 26th, 2016
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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In his 11th-annual State of the County address Thursday, Will County Executive Larry Walsh said the key to the county's success has been compromise and cooperation.
As he highlighted the "significant accomplishments" of the past year and the "exciting work" that lies ahead, Walsh stressed, "When we work together we can achieve great things."
The third-term Democratic leader has worked with a Republican-majority board on a $275 million effort to replace aging county facilities and, "despite challenges," has partnered with state and federal agencies on road work and expanded services to residents.
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Thursday, September 15, 2016
Victorian Ballroom - Jacob Henry Mansion
15 Richards Street, Joliet, IL
County officials this week said they were serious about building a new courthouse in downtown Joliet – but some were equally hesitant to go all in, arguing the city should offer incentives for county government to stay put.
“The development of an urban site really is dependent on Joliet’s cooperation,” County Board Speaker Jim Moustis, R-Frankfort, said during a workshop Tuesday. “It’s hard to make a commitment until they make a commitment.”
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