The city of Joliet (JOBS) is located on the banks of the Des Plaines River, approximately 44 miles (71 kilometers) southwest of Chicago. Joliet, which has been described as vibrant and cosmopolitan, has something for many tastes, whether these lean towards history, museums, performing arts, gambling, or sports.
Joliet's beautifully restored Rialto Square Theatre, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is the centerpiece of the city's downtown. First opened in 1926 as a vaudeville movie palace, the Rialto continues to host live performances today. Another notable downtown landmark is the Jacob Henry Mansion. The mansion, which was built in 1873, won a prestigious architectural award when it was built, and is considered one of the best examples of Renaissance Revival architecture in Illinois. Those interested in knowing more about the city's architectural jewels and its history in general will want to visit the Joliet Area Historical Museum .
The citizens of Joliet have a passion for community public art, and displays can be found throughout the city. Historical murals can be seen at Billie Limacher Bicentennial Park, and other examples of the community public art can be found at The Forge Gallery.
Over the years, Joliet has also developed a reputation as an entertainment center. Those interested in gaming can head out to Joliet's two casinos, the Argosy's Empress Casino and Hotel and Harrah's Joliet Casino and Hotel. Those who enjoy racing can head to the Chicagoland Speedway and the Route 66 Raceway. And baseball fans can take in games of the Northern Baseball League's Joliet JackHammers.
Just under an hour away from Chicago, Joliet is also a convenient location and is has easy access to numerous biotech, pharmaceutical and medical device companies. Here, you will have access to Integrated Genomics, Inc., Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc., OVATION Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and Sagent Pharmaceuticals, Inc.. Other major players you will find in Illinois are Abbott Laboratories,
BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Applied NeuroSolutions, Inc., Acura Pharmaceuticals, Inc., and TAP Pharmaceutical Products Inc.
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