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Joliet Essential Info


Joliet is a city in the Chicagoland region of Illinois, a state in the Midwest of the United States of America. It is the largest city and county seat of Will County.

Joliet is a blue collar city which in recent years has built several tourist attractions. Notably, Chicagoland Speedway hosts NASCAR races during the summer and there are two riverboat casinos located on the Des Plains River, which bisects the city.

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Mar-Jun, Sep-Oct

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Fun Facts

  1. Joliet Prison was used for filming the hit show Prison Break.
  2. Joliet is home to the 1.5 mile racetrack, Chicagoland Speedway, which hosts annual NASCAR and Indy Racing League events.
  3. The very first Dairy Queen opened their doors in Joliet in 1906.
  4. Lionel Richie graduated from Joliet Township High School where he was also a star tennis player.
  5. Joliet is home to Statesville Prison and Joliet Prison, earning the city the name “Prison City.”

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