Study: Waterways Add $36 Billion To Illinois Economy Study: Waterways Add $36 Billion To Illinois Economy
Study: Waterways Add $36 Billion To Illinois Economy

A newly released study shows the amount and direction of waterborne freight in Illinois and helps to quantify its economic impact as well as giving recommendations for how the state… Read More

Ice Closes Illinois River

February 15, 2021

The arctic temperatures and icing that surged into the midsection of the country closed the Illinois River. Beginning February 8, American Commercial Barge Line notified its customers that it was… Read More

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources closed public comments August 10 regarding a proposed 1.6mile-long barge terminal and fleet on the Illinois River. Derek Egan and Illinois & Michigan Oil of Joliet… Read More

Dredging Money Still In Limbo

September 13, 2019

As the harvest season reaches its peak, Corps of Engineer districts are struggling to slowly unclog rivers and resurvey channels that were choked with unprecedented amounts of silt this spring. Read More

This high-water season is threatening to break records along the whole length of several river systems. Higher-than-expected rainfalls in the last weekend of February caused high water in the Ohio… Read More

New Lock Closure Date

March 1, 2019

The Mississippi Valley Division of the Corps of Engineers agreed with industry requests to move the date of the scheduled closure of Lock 25 from March 22 to March 8. Read More

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