Just over 40 miles southwest of Chicago, the city of Joliet sits, quite literally, at the crossroads of history.

About Joliet, Illinois

Joliet is a thriving suburban city strategically positioned just 40 miles southwest of downtown Chicago. The community has experienced unprecedented growth since the 1990s, nearly doubling in population and adding much in the way of business opportunity, residential amenities and avenues for exciting entertainment and culture.

So much has been happening here over recent years, especially in the Downtown City Center, which has been transformed into an urban hub for entertainment, shopping, dining, working and living. This central district is home to the widely popular Bicentennial Park and many local historical landmarks, including the completely renovated Rialto Square Theatre, the Joliet Public Library and the Joliet Area Historical Museum. With such communitywide attractions including two casinos, three racetracks, a professional independent baseball team and much more, Joliet has developed into a flourishing tourist destination.

The city also offers robust sectors such as industry, logistics, transportation and distribution centers led by major employers like Caterpillar, ExxonMobil Corporation, Amazon and CenterPoint. In addition, residents take pleasure in the community’s outstanding schools and higher learning facilities, two award-winning hospitals, affordable real estate and excellent public services, which all come together to provide a high quality of life that is truly second-to-none in the Chicagoland area.

Joliet is truly one of America’s best-kept secrets. The people and businesses of Joliet welcome you to experience all that this rich southwestern suburban area has to offer – and, like many of its current residents, you may never want to leave!

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