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475 Army Corps of Engineers Employees Sent Home

PEORIA - The local U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent most of its workforce home Tuesday.
PEORIA - The local U.S. Army Corps of Engineers sent most of its workforce home Tuesday.
The agency’s Rock Island District, which includes the greater Peoria area, shutdown most activities at 11 a.m. Tuesday. 475 employees are furloughed.
Locks and dams on the Illinois River and other work seen as essential will continue. But all corps-operated campgrounds, day-use parks and boat ramps are closed.
Partial and full refunds are available to people forced to cancel reservations.
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