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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

Pimentel awarded DoD Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship
4/16/2021
This month, Sylvia Pimentel, civil engineer at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Chicago District, was awarded the Department of Defense Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART)...
Chicago Harbor lock reopens after five-month north chamber wall reconstruction
4/15/2021
The Chicago Harbor Lock reopened today after a five-month closure to reconstruct the north chamber wall, and normal lock operations are now in place.“Exploratory demolition was conducted and interim...
My Hurricane Laura Deployment Experience
4/7/2021
Working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given me a lot of opportunities to learn, grow, and challenge myself. Most recently, I was deployed down to Lafayette, Louisiana, along with several...
USACE Chicago District to introduce 2021 Nationwide Permit Program in virtual webinar
3/15/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District Regulatory Branch will host a virtual webinar introducing the 2021 Nationwide Permit Program and highlight upcoming changes to its current permit...
Great Lakes water levels lower than 2020 heading into spring rise
3/11/2021
DETROIT- Great Lake water levels in 2021 are tracking below last year’s levels, though Lakes Superior, Michigan, Huron, St. Clair and Erie remain well above long-term average levels, according to U.S...

Regulatory Public Notices

Draft National Plant List Update
3/24/2021
Soliciting Comments for Proposed Changes to the National Wetland Plant List...
Nationwide Permits in Indiana
3/5/2021
Special Public Notice for the Nationwide Permit Reissuance and Regional Conditions for the State of Indiana – Issuance of Regional Conditions...
LRC-2021-06-NWP-IL
3/4/2021
Special Public Notice for the Nationwide Permit Reissuance and Regional Conditions for the State of Illinois – Issuance of Regional Conditions...
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...
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