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Empress casino on fire!

I'm in Joliet and I see a a huge black header.
I heard on WGN that it's the casino.

I came here to drink some beer and kick some ass. And it looks like we are all out of beer.
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Fire at Empress Casino in Joliet

Staff Report

March 20, 2009

Firefighters were battling flames this morning at the Empress Casino in Joliet.

Fire personnel responded to the two-alarm blaze, which was reported located in a section of the casino under construction, about 10 a.m.

No injuries have been reported, the Joliet Fire Department said.

Television video showed heavy smoke pouring from a roof.
There was no immediate word on evacuations.
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Thanks for the extra info Bek.

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I can see the header clear as day from my office. from the angle of where it's at, I thought it was autobahn. good to hear its the casino




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I can see the header clear as day from my office. from the angle of where it's at, I thought it was autobahn. good to hear its the casino

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Sucks for Joliet. With that casino closed for a while they are losing out on big $$. They are already going to lay off 85 firefighters by this summer plus a bunch of other city workers.

I came here to drink some beer and kick some ass. And it looks like we are all out of beer.
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Sucks for Joliet. With that casino closed for a while they are losing out on big $$. They are already going to lay off 85 firefighters by this summer plus a bunch of other city workers.
Shit I forgot about that, they help pay my water and garbage bill. Somebody put that DAMN fire out!!!




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Shit I forgot about that, they help pay my water and garbage bill. Somebody put that DAMN fire out!!!

That hot tub just got expensive. You better invite some hot neighbor chicks over so yo at least get your money's worth.

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I'll be waiting for my invite as well.


Must be a slow news day because the fire keeps popping up on national news.

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That hot tub just got expensive. You better invite some hot neighbor chicks over so yo at least get your money's worth.

<--don't forget his invite when you do.
Ya it did! Damnit




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Well shit I hate when stuff like this happens but I do hope the casino gets burned. That's some serious cash they will need to fork out for new slot machines... ohhh... toppers, hoppers, buttons, coin doors, reel mechs, eproms, etc... that means more $$ for me. Yay!!!
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Well shit I hate when stuff like this happens but I do hope the casino gets burned. That's some serious cash they will need to fork out for new slot machines... ohhh... toppers, hoppers, buttons, coin doors, reel mechs, eproms, etc... that means more $$ for me. Yay!!!
I heard the fire was not on the gaming floor. It was in the front of the building.

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glad i wasnt playing there lately...does anyone know if harrahs has texas hold'em

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hey gotta pay for the renovations somehow right?


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hey gotta pay for the renovations somehow right?
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Da roof Da roof Da roof is on fire let the Mothafucka BURN!!!!


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Da roof Da roof Da roof is on fire let the Mothafucka BURN!!!!


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Burn Mothafukker!!!!! Burn!!!!!

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Bedddddddddddddddddddd Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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