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  • 25 June 2014
    Business & Finance

    Illinois Department of Natural Resources Director Marc Miller has signed a formal request asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to lift restrictions on dredging in Waukegan Harbor following cleanup of historic industrial contamination of the harbor located on Lake Michigan. “Thanks to the leadership of Governor Pat Quinn, and the hard work of state, […]

  • 7 September 2012

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the State of Illinois and Waukegan officials joined forces yesterday to kick off a Superfund dredging project needed to remove the Waukegan Harbor “Area of Concern” (AOC) from a list of toxic hot spots identified in the 1987 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. “Today, Waukegan Harbor is going from what […]

  • 29 October 2010

    Governor Pat Quinn today visited Waukegan to announce $10 million from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) to fund the continued cleanup of the Waukegan Harbor. The project involves dredging and disposing of contaminated sediments from the former Outboard Marine Corporation (OMC) Superfund Site. “For years, the Waukegan Harbor has been in desperate need […]

  • 3 May 2012

    U.S. Congressman Robert J. Dold spoke at the City Club of Waukegan and talked about his Main Street Jobs Agenda. Dold highlighted discussions he has had with organizations, businesses and community activists in Waukegan and the ideas that came about as a result of working together. “Waukegan has a proud history in the manufacturing sector […]

  • 19 October 2011

    Members of the media are invited to join Congressman Dold, Chairman Stolman, Mayor Sebonjian, and members from the EPA, Army Corps of Engineers and the Waukegan CAG, as they tour Waukegan Harbor and learn more about the Harbor Cleanup and dredging efforts. The tour will be followed with a press avail in which Dold will […]

  • 22 July 2014
    Business & Finance, Project & Tenders

    BayShore Contractors LLC, a Michigan based company specializing in heavy civil construction, dredging, environmental services and historical restoration, has been awarded a $4.5 million contract by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District. Under the contract announced yesterday, BayShore will provide all necessary facilities, plants, labor, transportation, materials, and equipment to perform mechanical dredging of approximately 75,000 […]

  • 8 November 2017
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Illinois Department of Natural Resources, the City of Waukegan and the Waukegan Port District have entered into a partnership to conduct a feasibility study to evaluate a range of alternatives for improving the reliability of Waukegan Harbor for commercial navigation. “This study builds upon other initiatives we’ve undertaken with […]

  • 6 August 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced the completion of all cleanup work required to remove Waukegan Harbor from the binational list of Great Lakes Areas of Concern. EPA Regional Administrator Susan Hedman was joined for the announcement at Waukegan Harbor by Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, U.S. Senators Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk, U.S. Representative Brad […]

  • 23 February 2014
    Business & Finance, Equipment, Technology

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District, has introduced a plan to invite bidders for the Waukegan Outer Harbor dredging project, located in the Town of Waukegan, Illinois. The contractor will need to provide all necessary facilities, plants, labor, transportation, materials, and equipment to perform mechanical dredging of approximately 75,000 cubic yards of material […]

  • 27 July 2017
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a $120,000 grant to the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) for a project to assess the health of the Waukegan Harbor Area of Concern on Lake Michigan. Waukegan Harbor is one of 43 contaminated sites on the Great Lakes which was designated as an ‘Area of Concern’ […]

  • 2 April 2013
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and U.S. Representative Brad Schneider (IL-10) announced that the Army Corps of Engineers has awarded $990,000 in funding for dredging in Waukegan Harbor to clean up shoaling caused by Hurricane Sandy and allow the Harbor to reopen to navigation. The funding was awarded as part of the $821 million approved […]

  • 6 January 2012

    The entrance to Waukegan Harbor has been closed to commercial shipping since wave action from last summer’s windstorms stirred up enough … BY DAN MORAN (suntimes) [mappress] Source: suntimes, January 6, 2012; Image: usace

  • 20 October 2011

    A harsh northerly wind was stoking up the waves Wednesday afternoon in Waukegan Harbor, where a maximum wave height of 21.7 feet was recorde… BY DAN MORAN (suntimes) [mappress] Source: suntimes, October 20, 2011;

  • 3 August 2020
    Authorities & Government

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Chicago District has posted a draft feasibility report, Public Beach Protection in Four Illinois Coastal Communities Beneficial Use of Dredged Material Pilot Project, for a 30- day public review period that will end on Aug. 31, 2020. The purpose of this pilot project is to beneficially use dredged material […]

  • 18 May 2012

    The Pre-Solicitation Notice is being issued by the United States Army Corps of Engineers – Chicago District to inform interested/potential contractors of the District’s imminent issue of an Invitation for Bids to obtain dredging for the Waukegan Harbor maintenace dredging project. Under the contract set, the Contractor will be responsible for providing all necessary labor, […]

  • 12 July 2012

    Commercial shipping into Waukegan Harbor is expected to resume next month as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers completes a dredging project. According to, Waukegan Port District Executive Director Duncan Henderson said Tuesday that dredging of the channel entrance, which began in mid-June, is “supposed to be completed in the next couple of weeks, […]

  • 25 February 2019
    Business & Finance

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently announced that four Illinois communities will be the recipient of a very competitive USACE pilot program for the beneficial use of dredged materials. The coastal communities of Evanston, Glencoe, Lake Bluff and North Chicago, together, will be one of 10 recipients, USACE said in its latest release. The […]

  • 9 October 2015
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Mark Kirk yesterday voted for critical funding to enhance shipping on Illinois waterways. According to Senator Kirk, the fiscal year (FY) 2016 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act was blocked by 47 senators despite passing the Appropriations Committee 26-4 and is the third funding bill to be filibustered this year. “This bill to keep […]

  • 21 December 2009

    EPA discusses dredging, bioremediation plans. The city’s toxic lakefront is getting closer to being repaired to make way for redevelopment… Source: Suburban Chicago News, December 19, 2009

  • 28 July 2016
    Business & Finance

    For decades, North Shore communities have managed their respective shorelines independently, and have suffered the economic and environmental challenges of individual approaches to the protection of a shared resource. Communities and public landowners need to work together as a region to manage the precious sand that connects northern Illinois communities to Lake Michigan. This was […]

  • 15 April 2016
    Business & Finance

    U.S. Senator Mark Kirk is continuing to support investments aimed to improve Illinois waterway infrastructure. Yesterday, Senator Kirk, among others, voted to boost funding that will protect the Great Lakes from invasive species and improve waterway infrastructure on Illinois’ rivers and lakes. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill for fiscal year […]

  • 4 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    The Great Lakes Governors applauded recently introduced legislation in Congress that would permanently fix the nation’s dysfunctional funding program to maintain ports and harbors. Specifically, the Governors pledged their support for the Realize America’s Maritime Promise (RAMP) Act, H.R. 335, and commended the sponsors for their leadership in introducing this bill. Once enacted, this legislation […]

  • 20 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    Long term planning and oversight of the U.S Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) dredging operations on the Great Lakes is the responsibility of Brig. Gen. Richard G. Kaiser, USACE Great Lakes and Ohio Rivers Division Commander. Recently Brig. Gen. Kaiser, who grew up in Racine, Wisconsin along the shores of Lake Michigan, explained the challenges, […]