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 canal which bisects the city. Sherb Noble opened the first Dairy Queen here on June 22, 1940; the landmark 501 N. Chicago Street building is now a church. Joliet's prison, now closed, appears in the film Blues Brothers. The city was part of Route 66 from 1926 until 1940, with the road demoted to "66 alternate" locally when the mainline was redirected westward through Plainfield. A freeway (now I-55) bypassed both roads in 1957.

Get in

Joliet is can be accessed from I-80 and I-55.

Many Amtrak lines run through Joliet's Union Station.

The Metra Rock Island District Line and Heritage Corridor Line run from downtown Chicago to Joliet Union Station.

Get around

Driving is the primary means of transportation in Joliet. Joliet is also served by Pace bus lines.







Go next

Chicago is easily accessible from Joliet via I-55 or Metra.

The Metra Rock Island District Line stops at U.S. Cellular Field for White Sox baseball games in Chicago

Routes through Joliet

END Chicago  N  S  Dwight St. Louis
St. Louis Pontiac  SW  NE  Chicago END
Chicago Bolingbrook  N  S  Gardner Normal
Davenport Morris  W  E  New Lenox Gary
Davenport Morris  W  E  New Lenox Gary
Cedar RapidsRock Falls Jct  W  E  New Lenox Valparaiso
DubuqueDixon Jct  W  E  Bourbonnais Kankakee
Normal Gardner  W  E  Bolingbrook Chicago
Schaumburg Bolingbrook  N  S  Gardner END
END  SW  NE  New Lenox Chicago

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