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Walsh Son Elected New Regional Supt.

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 Bertino-Tarrant's term and seek election to a full term in 2014.

Nancy Weigel February 22, 2013 at 09:53 PM
what does this post mean?
Muha February 22, 2013 at 10:52 PM
Anonymous, I agree with you that the politicians kids should work in the warehouses. If those jobs are so good and high paying those on the Joliet city council and those who work for the City should encourage their family members to apply for them. Those jobs are only good for everyone else.
rob February 23, 2013 at 01:30 PM
Democrates, Mobil refinary work 80% non-union. They only care about themselves.
Tony February 23, 2013 at 03:51 PM
Don't buy Mobil products, there are plenty of other unionized companys that refine gas.
anonymous February 23, 2013 at 04:58 PM
who took down eric p's posts?

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