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  • Contract awarded for Burnham Prairie Annex ecosystem restoration project

    The Chicago District awarded a contract for $1.2 million Sept. 30, 2013, to Industria Inc. for ecosystem restoration on 39 acres at Burnham Prairie Annex, one mile south of Chicago. The project includes removing invasive plants, performing prescribed burns, planting native species and monitoring the effectiveness of aquatic-plant-control techniques.
  • Corps awards contract for Chicago shoreline storm damage reduction project

    $11.37 million contract awarded for the Chicago shoreline storm damage reduction project from Montrose Harbor to Irving Park Road. This project is one of 23 segments repairing 9.5 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline in Chicago. The overall project will be approximately 80 percent complete with conclusion of this segment. Construction is set to begin spring 2014 and end July 2015.
  • Corps awards contract for Rosewood Beach ecosystem restoration project

    The Corps awarded a $7.34 million contract for the Rosewood Beach Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration project in Highland Park, Ill. Construction is set to begin late fall and end in 2018. Restoration includes new breakwaters for dune formation and native plantings, stream daylighting for fish habitat, and bluff and ravine restoration to improve this unique ecosystem.
  • Contract awarded for Burns Approach Channel dredging and disposal

    The district awarded a contract for $867,500, Sept. 25, 2013, to Luedtke Engineering Company LLC. for mechanical dredging and disposal of 75,000 cubic yards at Burns Approach Channel in Portage, Ind. The dredged material will be placed in water along Ogden Dunes. Work is expected to begin spring 2014. Severe shoaling occurred at this channel as a resultant of Hurricane Sandy.
  • Corps awards contract for work on new electric barrier

    The district awarded a contract July 31, 2013, for construction of water structures as part of a new electric barrier in the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal in Romeoville, Ill. This is as an upgrade to the demonstration barrier that has been online since 2002. The barriers are operated to deter the inter-basin establishment of Asian carp and other fish through an electric field in the water.
  • Corps signs project partner agreement for Rosewood Park ecosystem restoration project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Park District of Highland Park signed the Project Partnership Agreement for the Rosewood Park Great Lakes Fishery and Ecosystem Restoration Project, July 25, 2013.
  • New home for Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District Headquarters

    The Chicago District Headquarters will move to a new location at the Bank of America Building, effective approximately July 15, 2013.
  • Officials mark construction start for East Chicago pipe lining project

    Today, Rep. Peter Visclosky (IN-1), officials from East Chicago, Ind., and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of construction for the East Chicago pipe lining project.
  • Officials mark construction start for Gary Black Oak phase II sewer improvement project

    Today, Rep. Peter Visclosky (IN-1), officials from Gary, Ind., and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a groundbreaking ceremony in Gary, Ind., to mark the construction start for the Gary Black Oak phase II sewer improvement project.
  • Corps, Indiana Earth Day message to northwest Indiana landowners: Call before you fill!

    The Corps and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management are partnering to remind private, public and commercial land owners that permits are required if wetlands and/or streams may be impacted during a project. Protecting streams, lakes and wetlands is critical due to their role in preventing flooding, improving water quality, and providing habitat for fish and wildlife, as well as the extensive recreational value they provide to the public.