• May

    Algoma Intrepid visits Manitowoc Harbor

    The largest vessel in the last 20 years visited Manitowoc Harbor in late April. The Algoma Intrepid a 650-foot bulk freighter brought grain into the harbor to deliver to Briess Malt. Reestablishing the ability to bring in raw materials through the harbor allows Briess to meet the growing demand for craft beer and food.
  • Nine dams and a thousandth of an inch

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District operates nine dams along the Lower Fox River as it flows from Lake Winnebago to Lake Michigan. Balancing the needs of all the stakeholders along the river as well as four privately owned dams the Corps of Engineers can still manage to control the level of Lake Winnebago to a thousandth of an inch.
  • November

    Meet Our Team: Chicago Lock Operators

    Two of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District's best and brightest Chicago Lock operators: Richard Munoz Jr., and Justin Detert, discuss their careers with USACE, explain why they like what they do, and highlight facts about the lock.
  • USACE Chicago District completes fiscal year with $157.6 million program

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Chicago District closed out fiscal year 2021 executing a $157.6 million program.
  • 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.
  • April

    Navy Officer Helps USACE Create Alternate Care Facility For COVID-19 Patients

    While most of the workforce of Naval Support Activity (NSA) Crane has been safely teleworking for the last month due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, one naval officer has volunteered to support the nation by going to some of the hardest hit areas in the country.
  • How an Army Reserve Engineer Supports COVID-19 Response Efforts in Wisconsin

    Lt. Col. Robert Mikyska, with the 647th Regional Support Group, activates in support of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer Chicago District construction of an Alternate Care Facility (ACF) at the Wisconsin State Fair Park and Exposition Center in West Allis, Wisconsin.
  • 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.