Vacant Joliet Prison Catches Fire For Second Time This YearA fire broke out Monday morning at the vacant southwest suburban prison where the movie “The Blues Brothers” was filmed, the second time this year that a blaze was reported at the building.
Teen Charged With Arson Following Fire At Old Joliet PrisonJoliet Police said they were trying to identify two young men seen leaving the shuttered prison shortly after the fire started.
Mayor Says Old Joliet Prison 'Becoming A Problem' After Raging FireA raging fire at the shuttered Joliet Correctional Center on Monday has renewed questions about what should be done with the site.
Joliet Prison That Made 'Blues Brothers' Cameo Catches Fire The old Joliet prison, closed since the early-2000s, has been used for film projects; perhaps most famously, it was seen at the beginning of "The Blues Brothers" in 1980.
2 Girls Face Charges After Trespassing Joliet Prison, 1 Was Trapped InsideTwo teenage girls trespassed Monday inside the Joliet Correction Center, resulting in one being trapped inside a cell.
View: John Belushi Joliet Prison IDFor a short time, John Belushi was an employee of the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Officials Looking To Turn Joliet Prison Into Tourist AttractionThe next people inside the Joliet Prison may have to pay for the privilege, reports WBBM’s John Cody.
Fire Destroys Warehouse At Shuttered Joliet PrisonJoliet firefighters put out a blaze early Thursday at the shuttered Joliet Correctional Center, made famous for being used in the movie “Blues Brothers” and the TV show “Prison Break.”
State: Joliet Prison Not An Option For Holding NATO ArresteesCook County Sheriff Tom Dart still has his eyes on Joliet as a possible place to house any arrestee overflow there might be later this month during the NATO summit.
Dart Suggests Using Old Joliet Prison For NATO ArrestsThe NATO summit is just weeks away and Chicago officials are figuring out how to handle the thousands of protestors expected to turn out for the meetings.