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Arrangements planned Sunday for Sen. Pat Welch at Starved Rock Lodge

Senate president Cullerton mourns Welch

Public arrangements have been made for former state Sen. Patrick Welch, D-Peru.

A celebration of life will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at Starved Rock Lodge. 

Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton issued the following statement regarding the passing of former state Sen. Patrick Welch (D-Peru).

“It’s with a heavy heart that I express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of my former colleague Pat Welch. He was a man with the savvy and the determination to be a true, principled public servant to the people he represented.

“Pat was a fighter for his ideals. He left behind a legislative legacy of equal pay for equal work, environmental protection and investment in local infrastructure. The Pat Welch I had the honor of serving with is the sort of person we speak of when we talk about statesmanship. He will be dearly missed.”

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