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WATCH LIVE | $11 million to restore the ecosystem of the Upper Des Plaines River watershed


LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has a new $11 million project in Lake County.

Construction will begin soon on a “combined flood protection and ecosystem restoration project for the Upper Des Plaines River watershed,” according to a release from U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin’s office.

A news conference is scheduled for Monday in Durbin, Illinois, to discuss the project and federal funding to restore the ecosystem.

WGN plans to have live coverage of the event in this story beginning at approximately 11:15 a.m


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