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Joliet is located in northeastern Illinois in Will County (of which it is the county seat) southwest of Chicago along Interstate 80 on the banks of the Des Plaines River. It is situated in the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor.

Area attractions include four riverboat casinos leading the city to claim that it is the "Gaming Capital of the Midwest". In addition, Joliet is home to the Chicagoland Speedway--a stop on the NASCAR tour.

Not ALL concrete and asphalt, the area boasts the Forest Preserve District where users enjoy fishing, camping, canoeing, hiking and other recreational pursuits.

Educational opportunities include University of St. Francis and Joliet Junior College.

The population estimate for 1998 was 92,000.

Sunny Hill Skilled Rehabilitation Center |
Education Joliet Junior College |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Velas Restaurant |
Sports and Sporting Events Joliet Bicycle Club | Route 66 Raceway |
Transportation Wilhelmi Field Airport |

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Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .