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    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District      

    Chicago , IL, US  


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    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

    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.

    Army Cadets gain experience, ‘real world’...

    08.11.2021 | Story by Vanessa Villarreal
    Army Cadets Jacob Krause and Zackery Denning have been conducting design calculations, surveying, and job shadowing thanks to an internship program they heard about through ROTC Cadet Command, sponsored and funded by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE).

    USACE Chicago District hosts Dam Safety risk...

    07.01.2021 | Story by Vanessa Villarreal
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Chicago District recently held a Dam Safety risk communication training workshop for its Chicago, Seattle, and Galveston districts. Over 30 USACE personnel participated in five days of lecture discussions and facilitated sessions particular to each district’s area of responsibility.

    USACE Chicago District hosts Great Lakes Inspection...

    06.25.2021 | Story by Vanessa Villarreal
    Last week, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Chicago District, with the help of its sister districts in Detroit and Buffalo, hosted a Great Lakes and Ohio River Division Great Lakes Inspection Tour (GLINT) to engage local, state and federal senior leaders and develop strategic partnerships with a focus on improving Great Lakes coastal resiliency.

    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...