A lawyer for Republican Congressman Joe Walsh's ex-wife told a judge Tuesday that Walsh is trying to come to a settlement over a dispute about child support, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Walsh is currently running for re-election in the 8th Congressional District.
Walsh had three children with his ex-wife Laura. She has alleged in court papaers that Walsh owes about $117,000 in child support, the Chicago Tribune reported. The newspaper reported that Laura Walsh's attorney asked a judge to continue the case to April 10 because the parties are working toward a settlement.
In October Walsh stated that he "did in fact pay his share of the education costs for all of his children to attend Catholic school; ."
Walsh was elected to represent the 8th Congressional District in November 2010 when he defeated incumbent Democrat Melissa Bean.
The 8th Congressional District was substantially changed in redistricting. A detailed, interactive map can be viewed on the Illinois State Board of Elections website.