joliet joliet  /ˈdʒoʊ li ˌɛt/

Definition(s):

  • (n) French explorer (with Jacques Marquette) of the upper Mississippi River valley (1645-1700)

News

  1. Joliet’s diversity committee tackles minority contracting

    The new Joliet City Council diversity committee will start with an old issue — construction work for minority contractors and workers on city projects. “The percentage of African-Americans and Hispanics working on these city jobs is almost non-existent,” Burneva McCullum, who represents a black contractors’ group, said at the committee’s first meeting Monday. “We have talked about jobs and ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Herald News

  2. Joliet rescue team pulls man from Des Plaines River

    JOLIET — A man was pulled from the Des Plaines River after jumping in Tuesday afternoon, but he later died from his injuries, according to authorities. Deputy Fire Chief Ray Randich said that at 3:51 p.m. the man was spotted on the western river wall by employees at the Joliet Police Department. “On-duty personnel were sent there immediately with the dive team suiting up on the way,” Randich ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Herald News

  3. Joliet Catholic celebrates baseball state crown

    Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante recalled a baseball season when the New York Yankees had a terrible record in the early portion of the season but wound up world champions. Joliet Catholic was expected to be among the state’s best high school teams this spring, but for a good portion of the season, expected results were not there. “When the record wasn’t that good, people kept asking me, ‘What’s wrong ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: The Herald News

Quotes

  1. "It's a little bit `Fargo,' it's a little bit Reese Witherspoon in `Election,'" said Fey, adding she also borrowed the Midwestern accent of her friend Paula's grandma, "a sweet, sweet old lady from Joliet, Illinois. She would always say,...
    on Oct 17, 2008 By: Tina Fey Source: eTaiwan News

  2. "Advanced medicine and the latest technology are essential to providing quality medical treatment today," said Virgil Pund, vice president of Government/Education/Medical Accounts, AT&T Midwest. "Joliet Oncology-Hematology Associates will be...
    on Dec 14, 2007 By: Virgil Source: CNNMoney.com

  3. "Unfortunately Enrique's injury is not healing as fast as we thought and would've liked, and with Alex doing such a great job last weekend it was an easy decision to keep him in the car for Joliet," explained Conquest team owner Eric Bachelart....
    on Sep 4, 2008 By: Eric Bachelart Source: autosport.com

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