Article: Coast Guard back at Navy Pier by '04 Coast Guard to add station at Navy Pier Station to be shared with marine units of Chicago Police, Fire
The U.S. Coast Guard will have a permanent safety presence on Chicago's lakefront for the first time in more than a decade, thanks to a $6 million agreement spurred by the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Gov. Ryan and Mayor Daley announced Monday.
The state-of-the-art Navy Pier station will be shared by the Coast Guard, the marine units of the Chicago Police and Fire departments and the Illinois Conservation Police.
The city, state and federal government have agreed to contribute $2 million each toward the cost of either renovating the 1903 station rebuilt after a 1933 fire or replacing the building with an entirely new facility scheduled to open by 2004.
"The Coast Guard is back in Chicago, ...