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Joliet Mayor's 'State of City' Speech Set for March 20

The second-annual address, providing Mayor Tom Giarrante's view of the current fiscal outlook and sponsored by the Joliet Chamber, will be held at Joliet City Hall.

Joliet Mayor Tom Giarrante will present his State of the City address March 20.

The event is being sponsored by the Joliet Region Chamber of Commerce and Industry and will be held at 7:30 a.m. in the Joliet City Council Chambers, 150 W. Jefferson St.

Although such reviews are common in other neighboring municipalities, Giarrante is the first Joliet mayor to do an annual summary of the current state of affairs in city history. His first state of the city address was made last year.

Giarrante, in a news release announcing the speech, did not elaborate on the content of what he'll be discussing other than to say that the outlook is slightly more positive this year than last.

“We are clearly not out of the woods yet, but thanks to the hard work of the city council, City Manager Tom Thanas and his staff as well as organized labor, our city’s finances are in better shape than where we were last year at this time,” Giarrante said in the release.

“We will need to keep a tight lid on spending for many years to come.”

Tickets to the event are $20 for chamber members and $30 for others, and include a continental breakfast served in the city hall lobby after the address. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 815-727-5371 or go to www.jolietchamber.com.

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anonymous March 10, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Here's the "State of the City"-we're gonna tax the $hit out of you people so we can keep paying the huge salaries and pensions of city administrators and JFD and JPD and Streets and San guys. So suck it up everybody and tighten those belts and cancel that vacation and don't buy that new car you need because you're gonna give to the govt til you bleed. And if you b!tch we're gonna send you to a for-profit prison we want to get here that the paid-off judges will gladly send you to.

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