Demolition to begin on Joliet casino

April 22, 2009 3:36:52 PM PDT
On Thursday, demolition will begin on the parts of the Empress Casino complex in Joliet damaged by a huge fire on March 20.The demolition will clear the way for construction of a new pavilion scheduled to open next year.

The Empress Casino barge itself was not damaged by the fire. It will re-open in June.