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  • Officials to mark end of storm water pump replacement project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rep. Robin Kelly (IL-2), and Calumet City officials will hold a
  • Corps of Engineers completes Fort Sheridan Great Lakes Fishery, Ecosystem Restoration project with USEPA funds

    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.   
  • Officials mark end of Hazel Crest water main project

    Oct. 13, 2020, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rep. Robin Kelly (IL-2), and Hazel Crest Mayor Vernard Alsberry Jr. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the completion of a water main project in Hazel Crest, Illinois.
  • Officials to mark end of water main project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rep. Robin Kelly (IL-2), Hazel Crest Village President Vernard Alsberry Jr., and village officials will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark the end of a water main improvement project in Hazel Crest, Illinois
  • Indiana Harbor dredging begins

    Dredging began at Indiana Harbor yesterday and will continue through the fall of 2020, a continuation of the dredging that stopped in 2019 for the winter season. The contractors, a joint venture with Kokosing Construction Company, Ohio, and O'Brien and Gere, Illinois, will dredge approximately 150,000 to 200,000 cubic yards in 2020. The navigation project consists of a harbor channel ranging in depth from 27 to 29 feet low water datum, and two canals with depths of 22 feet. The project includes the operation and maintenance of the East Chicago, Indiana, confined disposal facility.
  • U.S. Attorney’s Office settles lawsuit with Chicago auto dealership over alleged pollution in Chicago River

    Sept. 23, 2020, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois announced that it reached a settlement with a Chicago auto dealership to resolve claims that it discharged pollutants into the Chicago River and created a hazardous obstruction to navigation.  
  • Corps of Engineers completes Fort Sheridan Great Lakes Fishery, Ecosystem Restoration project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District has completed construction for the final phase of the Fort Sheridan Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration (GLFER) project at Fort Sheridan Forest Preserve in unincorporated Lake County, Illinois.
  • Chicago District welcomes new commander, district engineer

    Col. Paul Culberson assumed command of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District from Col. Aaron Reisinger during a virtual Change-of-Command ceremony at the district’s headquarters in downtown Chicago, Sept. 18, 2020.