Halloween was just weeks ago. There may even still be children who haven’t gotten around to finishing off their candy yet. We have nearly a year until the next one rolls around. Yet it might not be enough time to get a haunted house set up inside the Old Joliet Prison.
You wouldn’t think this would be so difficult. It’s not as if the city fathers are trying to lure something as elusive as an Olive Garden to town. But apparently it is this difficult and we may have to go another Halloween without a haunted house in the old prison on Collins Street.
There was supposed to be a haunted house in there already. Well, maybe not in the famous prison from “The Blues Brothers,” but in the less famous prison for women across the street.
City leaders were so confident they had found the right guys to run the place that they didn’t even consider any other interested haunted house operators. Which seemed fishy. Almost like hiring someone for a job that had previously been eliminated and not posting the opening so no one else could apply.