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Photos: 2009 Empress Casino fire

LIZ WILKINSON ALLEN/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER. 3/20/09 Firefighters wait rofront Empress Casino Joliet March as fire behind them gets larger.

LIZ WILKINSON ALLEN/STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER. 3/20/09 Firefighters wait on the roof at the front of the Empress Casino in Joliet in March as the fire behind them gets larger.

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The Empress Casino on Joliet’s far south side was destroyed by fire on March 20, 2009. The casino reopened in June of that year but a new pavillion was not completed until 2010 when Empress became a Hollywood Casino.



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