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    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District      

    Chicago , IL, US  

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    McCook Reservoir and McCook Levee

    McCook Reservoir and McCook Levee

    12.13.2020 | Courtesy Photo
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District Commander COL Paul Culberson along with U.S. Congresswomen Marie Newman and the Metropolitan Water...

    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 District celebrates 115 years of the...

    11.15.2022 | Story by Emily Helton
    In honor of the 115th anniversary of the opening of the Hennepin Canal, Senior Geologist, Tim Flaherty conducted a Lunch and Learn for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, employees. Flaherty has spent his own time throughout the years conducting research on this Chicago District historically significant project.

    Division engineer visits Chicago District to meet...

    03.16.2022 | Story by Vanessa Villarreal
    Col. Kimberly Peeples, commander of the Great Lakes & Ohio River Division (LRD), visited the Chicago District for the first time last week, one of seven districts under LRD. The three-day itinerary included meetings with stakeholders, briefings at several project sites, and recognition of several district team members. Peeples assumed command of LRD on June 11, 2021.

    USACE test underwater speakers for invasive species...

    12.02.2021 | Story by Vanessa Villarreal
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District biologists assisted U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center researchers with testing interactions between the electrical barrier near Romeoville, Illinois, and underwater acoustic deterrent transducers, or speakers, to assist with the design and specifications for an invasive species multi-deterrent system at Brandon Road Lock and Dam.

    Bush retires with over 30 years government service

    12.01.2021 | Story by Vanessa Villarreal
    Thirty-one years ago, as a civil engineer summer hire for the Coastal and Geotechnical Engineering Section, Leslie Bush’s primary assignment was oversight of the geotechnical subsurface investigation activities for the west reach of the Little Calumet River, Indiana, Local Flood Protection and Recreation Project.

    Rochford leaves USACE Chicago District with 33-year...

    10.08.2021 | Story by Vanessa Villarreal
    In January 1988, Bill Rochford started working for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Chicago District, as a geotechnical engineer. And, back then, he said there was only one desktop computer that was shared between his office, Geotech & Coastal Branch, and the Structural Engineering Section. Today, with several job titles and work details under his belt, he’s saying goodbye to the Chicago District but not the Corps. He’ll now be a...

    Virtual flood fight training held for USACE office,...

    08.18.2021 | Story by Vanessa Villarreal
    Twenty-six U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District team members participated virtually, in the office, and out in the field for flood fight training that took place this month. Topics covered included the field reporting process, and flood fighting techniques. Day one covered the Upper Wabash in Indiana, and day two covered the Fox River basin in Wisconsin.

    Recent Publications

    Chicago Breeze - 02.12.2020

    02.12.2020 | Courtesy Publication
    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

    08.08.2019 | Courtesy Publication
    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

    02.15.2019 | Courtesy Publication
    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

    07.02.2018 | Courtesy Publication
    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

    05.01.2014 | Courtesy Publication
    In this issue of the Chicago Breeze, the Chicago District bids farewell to Col. Frederic Drummond, sewer improvement projects are completed in...