Joliet

Joliet

[joh-lee-et; for 1 also Fr. zhaw-lye]
Joliet, Louis: see Jolliet, Louis.
Joliet, city (1990 pop. 76,836), seat of Will co., NE Ill., on the Des Plaines River; inc. 1857. It is a river port and an industrial shipping center, with limestone quarries and coal mines in the area, but riverboat casino gambling is now the city's primary industry. Machinery, electronic and transportation equipment, chemicals, and metal and paper products are made in Joliet, and there are oil refineries. Joliet is the seat of the College of St. Francis, and there are several state correctional facilites in or near the city.
There are several things named Joliet:

See also

Search another word or see Jolieton Dictionary | Thesaurus |Spanish
Copyright © 2015 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature