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    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District      

    Chicago , IL, US  


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    Snowy Tailwater

    Snowy Tailwater

    01.12.2015 | Photo by Mariah Underwood
    An early morning view of the tailwater at Roush Lake, Huntington, Ind. Heavy snowfall paints the scenery as a flock of ducks enjoys the only open...

    Recent Videos



    07.17.2020 | Video by Kyler Davis
    Division Commander Major General Robert F. Whittle Jr. and Colonel Paul Kremer highlight significant regional achievements over the last year...

    Recent News Stories

    Chicago Harbor Lock lockages, vessel numbers low...

    02.03.2021 | Story by Vanessa Villarreal
    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’s lockage numbers were down by about half.

    USACE Chicago District to hold virtual public...

    01.20.2021 | Story by Vanessa Villarreal
    On Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Chicago District is going to conduct a virtual public scoping meeting that provides information and marks the start of a 30-day public comment period for a master plan update for three USACE properties in Indiana – Salamonie Lake, Mississinewa Lake, and J.E. Roush Lake.

    Abou-El-Seoud selected as senior economist for...

    01.19.2021 | Story by Vanessa Villarreal
    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.

    From problem to project – feasibility phase...

    12.23.2020 | Story by Vanessa Villarreal
    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

    12.22.2020 | Story by Vanessa Villarreal
    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...

    12.16.2020 | Story by Vanessa Villarreal
    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. Daniel Jostes, Human Resources specialist, is a part of Great Lakes and Ohio River Division’s (LRD) Civilian Personnel Advisory Center (CPAC) in Louisville, and works in Chicago. The Louisville CPAC performs certain functions for the units...

    Recent Publications

    Chicago Breeze - 02.12.2020

    Chicago Breeze - 02.12.2020

    Those Army Engineers: A History of the Chicago District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from 1816-1880 by John W. Larson.
    Chicago Breeze - 08.08.2019

    Chicago Breeze - 08.08.2019

    In this edition of the Chicago Breeze, learn more about the Chicago District's signing of a first-of-its-kind agreement with the Metropolitan...
    Chicago Breeze - 02.15.2019

    Chicago Breeze - 02.15.2019

    In this issue of the Chicago Breeze, read more about the Chicago District’s studies in Guayanilla, Puerto Rico, and Orange County, California....
    Chicago Breeze - 07.02.2018

    Chicago Breeze - 07.02.2018

    In this issue of the Chicago Breeze, read more about the Chicago District’s decades-long commitment to the McCook Reservoir. Also, learn more...
    Chicago Breeze - 05.01.2014

    Chicago Breeze - 05.01.2014

    In this issue of the Chicago Breeze, the Chicago District bids farewell to Col. Frederic Drummond, sewer improvement projects are completed in...