News brief: Joliet state of the city set for JJC Campus Feb. 23

2/15/2017, 2:40 p.m.
Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk will give an encore presentation of his state of the city address on Feb. 23 at ...
Joliet Mayor Bob O'Dekirk delivers the state of the city address at Harrah's downtown.

Joliet Mayor Bob O’Dekirk will give an encore presentation of the State of the City address on Thursday, Feb. 23, starting at noon in the U-Building Auditorium on the Joliet Junior College Main Campus, 1215 Houbolt Road.

JJC employees, students, and the public are invited. There is no charge to attend.

Mayor O’Dekirk will provide city updates, success stories, and his vision for the city’s future as well as take questions after the program, which has been coordinated by the college’s Business Department to promote civic engagement opportunities for students.

This will be the second year in which Mayor O’Dekirk has made this public presentation at the college, with last year’s event drawing over 200 participants.

The City of Joliet, with nearly 150,000 residents, is the largest community in the college’s district, which covers 1,442 square miles and serves parts of seven counties including Will, Grundy, Kendall, LaSalle, Kankakee, Livingston, and Cook Counties.