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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on January 19, 2021. The Work Plan provides $62.6M in funding for the Chicago District.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District closed out fiscal year 2020 with a record-breaking $241M program. A significant contribution to the spike in execution was $137M from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the district’s support to the COVID-19 pandemic response.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District (USACE) has completed construction for the final phase of the Fort Sheridan Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration (GLFER) project, located at Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve in unincorporated Lake County, Illinois. The majority of the $9.1 million federal share was funded with Great Lakes Restoration and Initiative (GLRI) funds received from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. USACE is one of 16 federal agencies that uses GLRI funds to plan, design, and construct long-lasting restoration projects in cooperation with nonfederal partners.
UPDATE: Closure will begin at 0700 CST on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rep. Robin Kelly (IL-2), and Calumet City Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of a storm water pump replacement project in Calumet City, Illinois
Performing unauthorized work in waters of the United States or failure to comply with the terms of a valid permit can have serious consequences. When in doubt as to whether a planned activity needs a permit, contact the nearest district regulatory office.

News Releases & Features

USACE Work Plan for Fiscal Year 2021 includes $62.6M for Chicago District
1/21/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers delivered to Congress its Fiscal Year 2021 (FY 2021) Work Plan for the Army Civil Works program on January 19, 2021...
USACE Chicago District to hold virtual public meeting to provide information, mark start of 30-day comment period for 3 Indiana properties
1/20/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Chicago District is going to conduct a virtual public scoping meeting that provides information and marks the start of a 30-day public comment period for a...
Abou-El-Seoud selected as senior economist for USACE Great Lakes and Ohio River Division
1/19/2021
Dena Abou-El-Seoud, economist in the USACE Chicago District’s Planning Branch, has been selected to become the senior economist at the Great Lakes & Ohio River Division’s (LRD) Planning and Policy...
WRDA 2020 authorizes Bubbly Creek construction
1/6/2021
On Dec. 21, 2020, Congressional leaders introduced a fiscal year 2021 omnibus appropriations bill that would provide $1.4 trillion in spending for government agencies, with the Water Resources...
From problem to project – feasibility phase starts project rolling
12/23/2020
If a community, regional, or state government agency is seeking to partner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Chicago District to address a water resource problem within any of its seven...

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Regulatory Public Notices

LRC-2011-655
1/21/2021
Proposal to reconfigure an intermodal rail terminal within Markham Yard in the City of Harvey, Cook County, Illinois. The proposed project would discharge fill material into 4.1 acres of wetlands and...
LRC-2021-6-IN
1/15/2021
Nationwide Permit Program – Indiana. On January 13, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a final rule in the Federal Register (86 FR 2744) announcing the reissuance of 12 existing...
Reissuance of the Nationwide Permits published in the Federal Register
1/14/2021
Nationwide Permit Program - Illinois. On January 13, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) published a final rule in the Federal Register (86 FR 2744) announcing the reissuance of 12...
LRC-2021-5
1/12/2021
COVID-19 and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program...
LRC-2003-22411
12/11/2020
Proposal to fill 19.96 acres of wetland for construction of “Experior Logistics Facility” (transport trucking facility) on a vacant lot located at 1600 Rodenburg Road, in Schaumburg, Cook County,...
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