People Saving Places

By reusing places of the past, we are creating a better future for Illinois.


Landmarks Illinois inspires people to save historic places that matter. Emerging from the fight to save the Chicago Stock Exchange Building, today Landmarks Illinois is a statewide nonprofit organization serving thousands of members, real estate professionals, property owners and policymakers. We provide expertise, funding and inspiration to individuals, corporations and communities across Illinois.

Landmarks Illinois has awarded $15,800 to five historic preservation projects in Illinois in the latest round of funding through its Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Program. Learn about our grant recipients and their historic preservation projects. (Pictured: McCormick House in Elmhurst. Photo credit: Alex Chitty)

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More than 830 people joined Landmarks Illinois for its 13th annual Legendary Landmarks Celebration on March 8, 2018. Learn more about the event and see photos!

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Mark your calendars! Check out LI's Spring schedule for our Preservation Snapshots Lectures!

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Both the Illinois House and Illinois Senate have introduced bills to create a State Historic Tax Credit. Rep. Jerry Costello II has sponsored the House Bill HB5802, and Sen. Pamela J. Althoff has introduced the Senate version, SB2869.

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Be a voice for the future of our communities by supporting Landmarks Illinois. Our work enhances communities, empowers citizens, promotes local economic development and offers environmentally sound solutions.

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  • What Is A Preservation Easement?
  • Will landmark status affect my property values?
  • How can I be more involved in historic preservation?
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  • Find an expert to work on your window restoration
  • Find an architect to work on your historic building
  • Restoration resources to help on your preservation project
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