Don't Mispronounce "Joliet"! It's Against the Law!
April 1st, 2017
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.