DON'T MISPRONOUNCE "JOLIET"! IT'S AGAINST THE LAW!

Joliet is a little touchy about their name.  They don't like it when you mispronounce the city's monicker.  Don't say "jal-ee-et," or "juliet," or Jo-lee-ot."  Officially it is pronounced "jo-li-et."  The "o" in the first syllable is to be pronounced in its long sound, as in words "so," "no" and "foe."  Don't believe me?  Check out Sec. 2-8 of the municipal code.  And it you are thinking about challenging Joe Law--be advised it is a misdemeanor and a $5 fine.  So...there's that.

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