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Walsh's ex-wife, Laura Walsh, accused him of owing $17,000 in child support for their three children now 24, 21 and 17. She said she had been to court several times over the past ten years over the issue.
Joe and Laura Walsh issued a joint statement today, saying they both regret what happened.
"We both regret this public misunderstanding and the effect it has had on our children. Like many families, we have had our share of issues and made our share of mistakes over the years. Having resolved these issues together and cleared up these mistakes in private, we now agree that Joe is not and was not a "deadbeat dad" and does not owe child support. We both have been loving and devoted parents to our children, ages 24, 21, and 17, and are happy to avoid a public legal fight hurtful to our entire family and look forward to caring for our children in private," the statement read.
, which includes much of the Route 53 corridor and the area of Palatine east of Hicks Road between Dundee Road and Thornhill Lane.