People Saving Places For People

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. OUR MISSION: To preserve, protect and promote architectural and historic resources in Illinois through advocacy and education.

Landmarks Illinois will mark the 15 anniversary of the Legendary Landmarks Celebration on March 5, 2020, in Chicago. This year, the annual fundraiser will pay tribute to Timuel D. Black Jr., civil rights leader and educator; Joseph P. Gromack, Senior Partner of Jenner & Block LLP; and Matthew and Daniel Walsh, Co-Chairmen of The Walsh Group.

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Check out our 2019 Year-In-Review newsletter to read about Landmarks Illinois’ major advocacy efforts, projects, programs and events this past year! LI thanks all its partners, on-the-ground advocates, members and supporters for helping us preserve our state’s culturally and historically significant places!

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Landmarks Illinois is now accepting nominations for its 2020 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois. If you have a threatened historic site in your community, nominate it by January 31, 2020, for possible inclusion on our annual list announced every spring.

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Stay up to date on the latest news, projects and events from Landmarks Illinois by reading the Landmarks Illinois Preservation News Blog.

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Join our new Monthly Giving program, and become a Sustaining Partner! Monthly giving allows you to immediately maximize your support for the preservation of our state’s remarkable past creating a better future for all of us. It’s fast, it’s easy and a small monthly gift adds up to a big impact!

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