• June

    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
  • My Hurricane Laura Deployment Experience

    Working with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given me a lot of opportunities to learn, grow, and challenge myself. Most recently, I was deployed down to Lafayette, Louisiana, along with several other USACE teammates, and we were assigned to support the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s temporary housing mission.
  • March

    USACE Chicago District started, completed 20 restoration projects to date with Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is one of 16 federal agencies participating in the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) to protect and restore the Great Lakes. Started in 2010, it has already made major strides in cleaning up EPA-designated areas of concern, stopping the spread of invasive species, and restoring fish and wildlife habitat throughout the Great Lakes watershed.
  • February

    Great Lakes and Ohio River Division conducts annual Senior Leader Conference

    About 90 leaders from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, participated in the Division Virtual Senior Leader Conference (SLC) Feb. 16-18, 2021.
  • January

    Abou-El-Seoud selected as senior economist for USACE Great Lakes and Ohio River Division

    Dena Abou-El-Seoud, economist in the USACE Chicago District’s Planning Branch, has been selected to become the senior economist at the Great Lakes & Ohio River Division’s (LRD) Planning and Policy Division. With yesterday as her official start day, she will be a virtual employee and Chicago District will continue to be her home base. The Chicago District is one of seven districts under LRD.
  • December

    From problem to project – feasibility phase starts project rolling

    If a community, regional, or state government agency is seeking to partner with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Chicago District to address a water resource problem within any of its seven mission areas, the Planning Branch is the first to be called.
  • Chartouni named USACE Cost Engineer of Year

    George Chartouni, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Chicago District, was awarded the USACE Cost Engineer of the Year award at a virtual national awards ceremony on Nov. 12, 2020, hosted by Lt. Gen. Scott A. Spellmon, 55th Chief of Engineers and Commanding General.