Gaming Stops at Empress Casino During Damage Assessment
The entrance to the Empress Casino was damaged by fire. Photo by Litandmore.
The fire broke out yesterday morning about 10 a.m., and is believed to have been started by welders working on kitchen duct work. It’s also believe the fire spread quickly because of the number of “void spaces” inside walls and ceilings, making it difficult to fight the spreading fire. Within hours, more than half of Joliet’s fire department was battling the blaze. No one was injured in the fire.
If you’re wondering about your promotional coupons for the Empress, they’re being accepted at Hollywood Casino in Aurora. [Trib]