Although few remember it today, a network of electric trolley cars ran throughout the city of Joliet and west through Minooka, Morris, Seneca and LaSalle/Peru, ending in Spring Valley and Ladd around the turn of the 20th century through the Great Depression.
One ran right past the Joliet prison and Joliet High School on to downtown past the business centers of the city.
They were passenger trolleys, with riders taking them to work, for recreation or to visit with friends and family without the slow and bumpy travel of horse and carriage.
Many octogenarians remember the Interurban Railroad System trolleys, say two local historians who just completed a DVD on the routes, and they remember them fondly. Continued