• January

    USACE Regulatory Branch assists in recovery of World War II Navy aircraft

    From boat slips to seawalls to bridge maintenance, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District’s Regulatory Branch has been issuing permits for years. But back in 2011 there was one permit application that took the district back – way back to World War II.
  • USACE fish biologists look forward to 2020 sampling season

    For eight months out of the year, fish biologists at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District take to the waters of Illinois to monitor fish populations at restoration sites throughout its area of responsibility. The team also tracks and monitors Asian carp below the electric dispersal barrier system in Romeoville, Illinois, within the Lockport, Brandon Road, and Dresden Island navigation pools.
  • September

    First visit to Chicago District for new commanding general of Great Lakes and Ohio River Division

    Newly appointed commanding general of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Great Lakes and Ohio River Division, Maj. Gen. Robert F. Whittle, Jr., met one-on-one with employees of the Corps’ Chicago District followed by a tour of current projects during his Sept. 24-27 visit.
  • August

    Popular pier in Waukegan, Illinois, back open for public

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Waukegan Harbor and Marina to reopen the Waukegan South Pier for public use Aug. 22.
  • July

    Gone: River Park dam one year later

    One year ago, on July 31, 2018, the first jackhammer struck the dam at River Park where the North Branch of the Chicago River and the North Shore Channel converge on Chicago’s north side. The four-foot high concrete North Branch Dam was a barrier to healthy ecosystems and was removed by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District.
  • June

    Over 50 military Officers participate in division-wide USACE Officer Professional Development conference in Chicago

    Over 50 military officers from the Great Lakes region participated in a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Great Lakes & Ohio River Division (LRD) Officer Professional Development (OPD) conference in Chicago last month to collaborate and gain a better understanding of the USACE Chicago District’s (LRC) civil works program, and its role in solving the city’s water resource challenges.
  • February

    Businesses learn more about federal opportunities during USACE open house

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District hosted its second annual Business Opportunities Open House Feb. 20 for companies interested in job opportunities with the district and others in the surrounding area.
  • First-of-its-kind agreement signed by USACE and MWRD to complete vital infrastructure project

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District signed a project partnership agreement allowing the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago to receive $33.8 million in federal funds Jan. 31.
  • December

    Chicago District restoration efforts along Lake Michigan total 10 projects, 580 acres

    The Chicago District currently has 32 ecosystem restoration projects recently completed or under construction within its footprint of six counties in Illinois and three in northwest Indiana. These projects have protected or restored over 4100acres of habitat, providing substantial benefits to wildlife and improving the quality of life through compatible recreation such as wildlife watching and hunting for the region’s 9.4 million residents.
  • Over 225 residents attend Rio Guayanilla, Puerto Rico public meeting

    More than 225 people attended a public scoping meeting in Puerto Rico Nov. 28, 2018, for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Rio Guayanilla feasibility study. The meeting, hosted by the USACE Chicago District, was held in collaboration with the Corps’ Jacksonville District, the study's nonfederal sponsor; the Puerto Rico Department of Natural and Environmental Resources, and the Town of Guayanilla.