Author: Vanessa Villarreal
  • January

    USACE Chicago District bids farewell as Wozniak retires after 30 years of federal service

    Thirty years ago, Keith Wozniak, biologist, began his government career at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District’s Regulatory Functions Branch conducting permit application reviews, and compliance and enforcement actions. This month, he retired from the district as the chief of the Regulatory Branch.
  • March

    Today marks 16-year formal partnership with Dixon Elementary

    Today marks the 16th anniversary of the district’s formal partnership agreement signing with Dixon Elementary, a Chicago Public School on the city’s South Side. But the relationship with the school began many years before that.
  • Kissane: Every project we build has a foundation

    Understanding the nature of earth materials from soils and rock that are part of an excavation wall or used in embankments is pretty much imbedded in the mind of Joe Kissane, senior geologist at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District. His 40-year career has taken him from tunnels around Niagara Falls in Ontario to the Chicago shoreline project.
  • Chicago Harbor Lock – busiest in nation last year for lockages, vessels

    The Chicago Harbor Lock, located in Chicago and adjacent to Navy Pier, separates the waters of Lake Michigan from the Chicago River. It is one of two entrances from the Great Lakes to the Illinois Waterway System. And, according to its Lockmaster Selwyn Tyrone Valley, last year it hit a milestone.
  • February

    Civil engineer reflects on her 18-year career at USACE Chicago District

    For 18 years, Natalie Mills has worked her way up from a summer co-op student to project manager (PM) at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ (USACE) Chicago District. And it all started with a flier.
  • 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.