a midsized exurb/suburb of Chicago located 25 miles southwest of the city. Joliet is one of the fastest growng cities in the United States and is in Will County, which is also one of the fastest growing counties in the nation. Joliet, or "J-Town", is racially diverse and is known as a crime-ridden city, although the area has shown much improvement since the 1990's. nationwide Joliet is most known for its prisons, even sometimes known as "Prison City". It has at least 5 correctional institutions and maybe even more. of the ones i can remeber, there is: Stateville, Little Joliet(juvie d.o.c.), Big Joliet, River Valley, a Womens Prison, and the Will County Jail. The east side is generally known as the ghetto side and the west side is known as middle class, even though there are projects scattered across the west side. the city is old and looks like a solid city, referring to the brick, limestone, and steel construction af many of its buildings. there are murals and public art throughout the city and gives a nice contrast to the cold aspect of most of its architecture. many celebrities have grown up in joliet, including Jimmy Chamberlain(smashing pumpkins), Adrienne Curry(AmerNxtTopMdl), Lionel Richie, Andy Dick, Tom Thayer, and many others. Joliet can be summed up plainly as a gang infested, lower class city that most people are scared to even drive through, even though many areas of Chicago and its suburbs are much, much worse.
"I heard Joliet, Illinois is Ghetto, but i thought it was nice"