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.

LI has announced the recipients of the Landmarks Illinois 2018 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards! Learn about the award-winning projects and about our upcoming 25th Anniversary Award Celebration!

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Landmarks Illinois recently acquired the former Ebony test kitchen from the Johnson Publishing Company Building, and with the help of volunteer professionals from its Skyline Council, disassembled the kitchen and removed it from the building in an effort to preserve it.

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Landmarks Illinois is encouraging communities across Illinois to apply to the final round of funding through the Landmarks Illinois WWI Monument Preservation Grant Program. Applications are due August 15, 2018.

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Landmarks Illinois has commissioned renderings that visually demonstrate the James R. Thompson Center reimagined as a mixed-use destination. The Thompson Center is included on LI's 2018 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois and was also listed as an endangered site in 2017. Learn more about the renderings and see how the irreplaceable building could be reused.

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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 architect to work on your historic building
  • Restoration resources to help on your preservation project
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