US Army Corps of Engineers
Chicago District

  • Permit us to work with you: Corps Regulatory Program

    The Department of the Army Regulatory Program is one of the oldest in the federal government. There are approximately 1,300 regulators working in 38 Corps district offices nationwide. Though the landscapes and primary missions may fluctuate across districts, all of the regulatory specialists serve the same role – as protectors of our main life source, water. And the Corps – as a steward of waters in 43 states – is committed to the national goal of no net loss of aquatic resources.
  • Corps awards contract for dredging of Burns Harbor

    The Chicago District awarded a $1.69 million contract June 30, 2014, to Luedtke Engineering Company for maintenance dredging of Burns Harbor in Portage, Ind. Work is expected to begin summer 2014.
  • 2014 Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework Released

    The Asian Carp Regional Coordinating Committee (ACRCC) announced a coordinated strategy to protect the Great Lakes from silver and bighead carp, building on previous efforts to prevent self-sustaining populations from becoming established in the Great Lakes. The 2014 Asian Carp Control Strategy Framework introduces several new initiatives, including testing and deploying new physical and chemical control tools, constructing a new electric barrier in the Chicago Area Waterway System, and building a project to physically separate the Great Lakes and Mississippi River basins at Eagle Marsh near Fort Wayne, Ind.
  • Officials mark construction end for East Chicago pipe lining project

    Rep. Pete Visclosky, officials from East Chicago, Ind., and the Chicago District held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the end of construction for the East Chicago pipe lining project, June 4, 2014. This project will alleviate leakage and basement flooding in this residential area.
  • Drew becomes 64th commander of Corps’ Chicago District

    Col. Christopher T. Drew assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District from Col. Frederic A. Drummond Jr. during a Change of Command ceremony at the Harold Washington Library, May 30, 2014. Drew becomes the 64th commander of the district, which has been responsible for water resources development in the Chicago metropolitan area since 1833.
  • Officials mark construction end for Gary Black Oak sewer improvement project

    Rep. Peter Visclosky, local officials, and the Corps held a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the construction end for the Gary Black Oak phase II sewer improvement project in Gary, Ind., May 16, 2014.
  • Officials to mark construction end for Gary Black Oak sewer improvement project

    Rep. Peter Visclosky, officials from Gary, Ind., and the Corps will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the end of construction for the Gary Black Oak phase II sewer improvement project, Friday, May 16, 2014.
  • Chicago Park District and Corps host public meeting for Jackson Park project

    The CPD in cooperation with the Corps will host a community meeting to discuss the Jackson Park Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration Project, Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the Jackson Park Fieldhouse: 6401 S. Stony Island Ave, Chicago, IL. 60637. The Corps posted for a 30-day public review a draft study report and Environmental Assessment for the project April 11, 2014. The project site consists of approximately 155 acres of natural land along the western coast of Lake Michigan between 56th and 67th streets.
  • Officials mark construction end for Griffith sewer improvement project

    A ribbon cutting ceremony held to mark the end of construction for the Griffith, Ind. sewer improvement project April 21, 2014. The purpose of this project, at the southern part of Griffith along Elm Street and Cline Avenue, is to allow for separation of sanitary and storm sewage systems, and alleviate occasional storm water backup and overflow problems that affected the wastewater treatment plant.
  • Corps releases Jackson Park draft study report for public comment

    The Corps has posted for a 30-day public review a draft study report and Environmental Assessment for the Jackson Park Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration Project April 11, 2014. The project site consists of approximately 155 acres of natural land along the western coast of Lake Michigan between 56th and 67th streets. The Chicago Park District owns the land and requested the Corps’ study. Jackson Park was designed by Fredrick Olmsted in 1890 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.