• October

    Rochford leaves USACE Chicago District with 33-year career

    In January 1988, Bill Rochford started working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District, as a geotechnical engineer. And, back then, he said there was only one desktop computer that was shared between his office, Geotech & Coastal Branch, and the Structural Engineering Section. Today, with several job titles and work details under his belt, he’s saying goodbye to the Chicago District but not the Corps. He’ll now be a senior geotechnical engineer at the Corps’ Dam Safety Modification Mandatory Center of Expertise – Dam Safety Production Center, co-located at the Corps’ Huntington District.
  • August

    Virtual flood fight training held for USACE office, field office flood teams

    Twenty-six U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District team members participated virtually, in the office, and out in the field for flood fight training that took place this month. Topics covered included the field reporting process, and flood fighting techniques. Day one covered the Upper Wabash in Indiana, and day two covered the Fox River basin in Wisconsin.
  • Army Cadets gain experience, ‘real world’ engineering skills at USACE Chicago District

    Army Cadets Jacob Krause and Zackery Denning have been conducting design calculations, surveying, and job shadowing thanks to an internship program they heard about through ROTC Cadet Command, sponsored and funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).
  • July

    USACE Chicago District hosts Dam Safety risk communication training workshop

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Chicago District recently held a Dam Safety risk communication training workshop for its Chicago, Seattle, and Galveston districts. Over 30 USACE personnel participated in five days of lecture discussions and facilitated sessions particular to each district’s area of responsibility.
  • USACE Chicago District hosts Leadership Development Program II virtual communications seminar

    Effective listening, social media, public meetings, and media training were some of the highlights during the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) -Great Lakes Leadership Development Program (LDP) II virtual Communications Seminar the week of May 24, 2021.
  • June

    Fleming retires with nearly 50 years government service

    Gene Fleming, the longtime chief of the Environmental and Cultural Resources Section, retired yesterday with nearly 50 years of government service.
  • USACE Chicago District hosts Great Lakes Inspection Tour

    Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Chicago District, with the help of its sister districts in Detroit and Buffalo, hosted a Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Great Lakes Inspection Tour (GLINT) to engage local, state and federal senior leaders and develop strategic partnerships with a focus on improving Great Lakes coastal resiliency.
  • Corps, officials mark start of Crown Point sewer infrastructure improvement project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Rep. Frank J. Mrvan (IN-1), and Crown Point Mayor David Uran held a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of a sewer infrastructure improvement project in Crown Point, Indiana, June 22, 2021.
  • April

    USACE Chicago District hosts events to support Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month

    (April 30, 2021) – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District hosted a number of events in April 2021 to recognize Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). This year’s Army theme was "Building Cohesive Teams through Character Trust and Resilience. Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission."
  • Pimentel awarded DoD Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship

    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) Scholarship.This unique opportunity offers students hands-on experience at one of over 200 of the nation’s most innovative laboratories across the