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Joliet, IL

CITY

Official Website:
http://www.ci.joliet.il.us/

Population:
106221 (2000 census)

Founding Date:
1833

County:
Kendall County, Will County

Founded 1833 as Juliet, renamed 1845 to Joliet, after explorer Louis Jolliet. Incorporated 1852.

SCHOOLS

SchoolFounded
University of St. Francis
1920
Joliet Junior College
1901

BIRTHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Jimmy Chamberlin
Drummer
10-Jun-1964   Ex-Smashing Pumpkins drummer
Tyler Christopher
Actor
11-Nov-1972   General Hospital
Adrianne Curry
Model
6-Aug-1982   America's Next Top Model
Janina Gavankar
Actor
29-Nov-1980   Papi on The L Word
Kathryn Hays
Actor
26-Jul-1933   Kim Hughes on As the World Turns
Mercedes McCambridge
Actor
17-Mar-1916 2-Mar-2004 All the King's Men
George Mikan
Basketball
18-Jun-1924 1-Jun-2005 Minneapolis Lakers center
Robert Novak
Columnist
26-Feb-1931 18-Aug-2009 Conservative ideologue, outed Valerie Plame
Nick Offerman
Actor
26-Jun-1970   Ron Swanson on Parks and Recreation
Anthony Rapp
Actor
26-Oct-1971   Broadway cast of Rent
Tom Reed
Politician
18-Nov-1971   Congressman, New York 29th
Patience D. Roggensack
Judge
7-Jul-1940   Justice, Wisconsin Supreme Court
Lynne Thigpen
Actor
22-Dec-1948 12-Mar-2003 Godspell
Audrey Totter
Actor
20-Dec-1918   The Unsuspected
Vince Vieluf
Actor
10-Nov-1970   Grind
Lester Frank Ward
Sociologist
18-Jun-1841 18-Apr-1913 Dynamic Sociology

DEATHS

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
John Peter Altgeld
Politician
30-Dec-1847 12-Mar-1902 Governor of Illinois, 1893-97
John Wayne Gacy
Criminal
17-Mar-1942 10-May-1994 28 dead boys in his crawlspace
George E. Sangmeister
Politician
16-Feb-1931 7-Oct-2007 Congressman from Illinois, 1989-95
Richard Speck
Criminal
6-Dec-1941 5-Dec-1991 Killed eight student nurses



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