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Welcome to Joliet

A Great Place to Live, Work and Play
With humble beginnings as a small trading settlement in the early 1800s, Joliet has grown into a major Illinois city of more than 150,000 residents. It has become the fourth-largest city in Illinois, offering outstanding residential living and endless business opportunities. Especially appealing is Joliet as an entertainment destination, offering numerous entertainment venues that attract major tourist numbers, as well as local residents. Among the many venues available are the enthralling Rialto Square Theatre and NASCAR racing; two leading casinos; Harrah’s and Hollywood, each with a hotel; Splash Station Waterpark; outstanding public golf courses; historic Route 66 Visitors Center; Joliet Area Historical Museum; numerous summer festivals; Joliet Autobahn Country Club and much more.

Joliet’s location makes it a perfect place to live or do business. Travel is easy in any direction and by any means, including air and rail. We are at the crossroads of mid-America at the intersection of Interstates 55 & 80, just a few miles west of I-355 and just 40 miles from Chicago as well as its two major airports. It’s just 25 miles to Midway Airport and 45 miles to O’Hare. Transportation is one of the major reasons for the continuing growth and development of our city.

Our City Center is undergoing a major transformation with many restaurants, Joliet Slammers baseball, a historic museum, a new multi-million dollar transportation center and an exciting night life.

Joliet offers quality education from elementary through university levels. We are home to the country’s oldest community college, Joliet Junior College, as well as the University of St. Francis and the nearby campuses of Lewis University, Devry University and Rasmussen College. Outstanding private schools are a significant part of Joliet’s educational scene, including Joliet Catholic Academy and nearby Providence High School.

Leading healthcare facilities abound in Joliet with medical specialties of every kind. Two major hospitals serve our market—Provena Saint Joseph Medical Center and Silver Cross Hospital, with both providing whatever level of care is required.

Our business community offers the broadest range possible, from major chemical and manufacturing to outstanding retail and shopping.

In Joliet we have it all—quality education and healthcare, an outstanding and rapidly growing business community, shopping and residential offerings for every income level.

Come and experience the fulfillment of life—life in Joliet, Illinois!

Russ Slinkard
President & CEO
Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry

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