Chicago Riverwalk Construction to Begin

Phase 2 of the Chicago Riverwalk (State to LaSalle) construction will begin shortly and is expected to be completed by spring 2015. Designs for Phase 3 (LaSalle to Lake St.) should be complete this spring and construction for that portion will start this summer to be completed by spring of 2016. 

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Release of the US Army Corps of Engineers’ Great Lakes and Mississippi Interbasin Study

On January 6 the United States Army Corps of Engineers released their long-awaited Great Lakes and Mississippi Interbasin Study (GLMRIS). This congressionally mandated report assesses 8 alternative plans designed to restrict the transference of aquatic nuisance species (ANS) between the Great Lakes and the Mississippi River. The results of the study are meant to inform and guide decision makers as we begin the regional dialog on how to best plan for the long-term control of ANS.

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