The Burnham Plan Centennial - Bold Plans, Big Dreams

Program Partners


The nation’s first public community college offers pre-baccalaureate programs for students planning to transfer to a four-year university. A comprehensive community college, JJC provides occupational education leading directly to employment, adult education and literacy programs, workforce development services, and student support services. Joliet Junior College began in 1901 as an experimental postgraduate high school program. The college's initial enrollment was six students; Today, JJC serves more than 35,000 students in credit classes and noncredit courses.

Partner Category: Educational Institution

Centennial Activities

Rock Run Greenway

Forest Preserve District of Will County

Theodore Marsh—the last unprotected gap in the nine-mile Rock Run Greenway in the Joliet-Lockport area—was acquired during the Centennial by the Forest Preserve of Will County. This acquisition achieves two Green Legacy goals: preserving regionally significant open space and completing our regional trail system. Rock Run consists of 1,200 acres of high quality wetlands and uplands interconnected by a greenway trail that forms a loop connecting to the I&M Canal Trail and the Grand Illinois Trail.

Joliet Junior College


Joliet Junior College
1215 Houbolt Road
Joliet, IL 60431
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