“The stars were shining brightly in downtown Joliet for “New Orleans North,” a fun, unique event that transformed Chicago Street into a neighborhood bistro, as diners enjoyed great food from downtown Joliet’s finest restaurants.

I wish to extend my personal congratulations to everyone involved in this flawless event, including Mary Jaworski and the staff of the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce, the City Center Partnership, the owners and staff of the participating restaurants and the many people who supported the event with their participation.

From the quality of food and conversation to the full participation of Mother Nature, everyone truly had a wonderful time. I am personally looking forward to next year’s edition of “New Orleans North” when we can once again, “Let the good times roll.”

Rose Giarrante

Wife of, Retired Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante