Archive: 2020
  • 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.
  • Regulatory Branch completes over 1700 permit actions last year, plus more

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District Regulatory Branch does more than issue permits. Last year alone, it completed over 1,700 actions that covered permits plus more of what the team does on a daily basis: investigate violations, determine jurisdiction, along with permit compliance inspections and pre-application meetings.
  • 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.