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.”