A rising tide of infrastructure funding floats new hope for Great Lakes shipping

Behind barbed wire and tangled between highways and railroads on Chicago's South Side, the dockside at Iroquois Landing is often a hive of activity. In late fall, forklifts and dump trucks rushed to get pallets of lumber and mountains of iron ore off ships before Great Lakes locks and canals froze to a halt on Jan. 5. Read More.

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Erik Varela was recently elected as Treasurer of the American Great Lakes Ports Association (AGLPA)

The IIPD is pleased to announce that Executive Director Erik Varela was elected by his peers to serve as Treasurer of the American Great Lakes Ports Association (AGLPA).  Congratulations to Mr. Varela and the other elected Officers. Read More.

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Illinois International Port District Awarded More Than $20 Million to Renovate Vital Economic Infrastructure

The ILLINOIS INTERNATIONAL PORT DISTRICT (IIPD) has received $24.5 million in funding from the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Cook County, the State of Illinois, the City of Chicago and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) to help rebuild and reestablish vital infrastructure, critical to the global economy. Read More.

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Chicago Awarded $144 Million Through the New Bridge Investment Program to Rehabilitate Illinois International Port Calumet River Bridges

The ILLINOIS INTERNATIONAL PORT DISTRICT was honored to have a visit by special guests, VP Kamala Harris and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, along with other elected officials at the 95th Street Bridge to announce the $144M in funding toward the Chicago Department of Transportation Bridge Project. Read More.

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Illinois PGA Foundation to Host PGA Hope Golf Clinics and Veteran Play Days This Season

GLENVIEW, Ill. – May 2, 2022 – The Illinois PGA Foundation has announced its schedule of eight PGA HOPE (Helping Our Patriots Everywhere) complementary golf instruction clinics available to military veterans as well as two play days for the 2022 season. The first clinic for transitional living veterans began in early April with the rest of the clinics scheduled throughout the season. Read More

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