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Even without the fire at Joliet's Empress Casino on Friday, the decline in gaming and casino tax revenue has been significant in all communities in Illinois. As Aurora's Hollywood Casino's revenue has dropped from $16 million to $12 million to another projected drop in 2009, Joliet last year saw a drop from $36 million to $28 million with two casinos (Harrah's is located in Joliet as well More photos can be seen at www.ElginetPhotos.com Video Rating: 5 / 5 Rockdale is added to MABAS Division 15 Rockdale Tanker 2017 was one of many that were called to assist the Joliet Fire Department on the 20th of March, 2009 in battling the Empress Casino Fire. Larry Shapiro photo. A gallery of images from the Empress Casino Fire in Joliet Empress Casino fire in Joliet, Illinois on Fire Chief Joe Formahals said the fire at the Empress Casino in southwest suburban Joliet was sparked by the construction in an area where new seats were being added. A lot of drywall was being stored in that area as well, he said. Rarely does the Joliet Fire Department call for assistance but trucks from Troy, Rockdale and other departments started to roll in shortly after noon. Most appear See pictures from the extra-alarm fire at Empress Casino in Joliet. Skip to content. Main Navigation. Search. Search for: Local Weather Video Investigations Entertainment Traffic. Live TV. Share Breaking news on all our new stations. The whole pavillion for the Empress Casino in Joliet, IL is on fire and looks like it will be a total loss. Its been burning for quite a long time and they said it won't be out for awhile. The actual casino boat is not on fire now (or yet) but they said most likely all the gaming equipment will be damaged by all the smoke. It's kinda sad since that was my Posts Tagged Empress Casino Fire. Rockdale is added to MABAS Division 15. Nov 25. Posted by bgshap in Fire, Fire Department News, New Listing | 2 Comments. We have added yet another department in MABAS Division 15. The Rockdale Fire Protection District has one station with a three square mile district. They have two engines, a tanker, a squad, a brush truck, and two support vehicles. The It would appear that the Empress Casino would be a total loss. Might be a good time to build a real casino on this sight. I have been sitting on these pictures since 3/21 and just rediscovered them today otherwise I would have posted in a more timely manner. Update on Empress Casino fire in Joliet, Illinois. More raw video and links to news coverage. Mar 21, 2009. 0 1 minute read. Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Share via Email Print. Click here and then VIDEO: Empress Casino fire news conference On Friday night, fire fighters remained on the scene to watch for flare-ups. Fire and thick black smoke rose from a building at the Empress Casino in

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