Category: Chicago District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • April

    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. 
  • Civilian personnel centers – federal employee go-to for all things recruiting, employee relations, plus more

    Twenty-three years ago, the district closed the doors to its Human Resources Office and joined forces with the Civilian Personnel Operating Center (CPOC), a regional office in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • October

    USACE Chicago District completes record-breaking fiscal year with $241M program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District closed out fiscal year 2020 with a record-breaking $241M program. A significant contribution to the spike in execution was $137M from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for the district’s support to the COVID-19 pandemic response.
  • September

    USACE enforcement actions can result in fines, permanent protection of natural areas

    Have you ever wondered what happens to money the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District collects in fines for wetlands violations, and how it obtains those fines in the first place? The Chicago District regulates certain activities conducted in waterways and wetlands located within Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, McHenry and Will counties in northeastern Illinois, as well as Lake, Porter and a portion of LaPorte counties in northwestern Indiana. And part of the Corps' regulatory responsibility involves ensuring that permittees comply with issued permits (i.e. compliance), as well as ensuring that unauthorized activities do not take place in jurisdictional areas (i.e. enforcement).
  • July

    National Recreation and Parks Month - USACE Chicago District highlights its three recreation areas

    This month we celebrate National Recreation and Parks Month. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is one of the nation's leading federal providers of outdoor recreation with more than 400 lake and river projects in 43 states. Visitors of all ages can enjoy traditional activities like hiking, boating, fishing, camping, and hunting. Ninety percent of the Corps’ recreation areas are located within 50 miles of a major metropolitan center.