The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District closed out fiscal year 2021 executing a $157.6 million program.
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 (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

Corps of Engineers receives nearly $94 million from infrastructure bill for Chicago, Great Lakes
1/20/2022 UPDATED
CHICAGO – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District is receiving nearly $94 million in fiscal year 2022 through Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, known as IIJA. IIJA will fund $57.4...
Thirty-day public comment period for South Branch Pike River Ecosystem Restoration Project begins today
12/6/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District has released for public comment the draft Integrated Feasibility Report/Environmental Assessment on the potential impacts associated with ecosystem...
USACE Chicago District reaches highest Section 408 permit program total in six-year history
12/3/2021
From authorizing a new bridge over the Chicago River to helping an endangered species in Wisconsin, the district’s Section 408 permit program has done that and more this fiscal year – executing 22...
USACE test underwater speakers for invasive species multi-deterrent system at Brandon Road Lock and Dam
12/2/2021
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District biologists assisted U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center researchers with testing interactions between the electrical barrier near...
Bush retires with over 30 years government service
12/1/2021
Thirty-one years ago, as a civil engineer summer hire for the Coastal and Geotechnical Engineering Section, Leslie Bush’s primary assignment was oversight of the geotechnical subsurface investigation...

Regulatory Public Notices

Announcing the Reissuance of the Nationwide Permit Permits in Indiana
1/12/2022
Announcing the Reissuance of the Nationwide Permit Permits in Indiana...
Nationwide Permits in Illinois
1/12/2022
Announcing the Reissuance of the Nationwide Permit Permits in Illinois...
Proposed Shoreline Regional General Permit
12/10/2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, (District) is proposing the establishment of a new Regional General Permit (RGP) for activities located within Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, McHenry,...
LRC-2021-3-NWPL
11/8/2021
The 2020 National Wetland Plant List has been finalized...
LRC-2021-5
1/12/2021
COVID-19 and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Regulatory Program...
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