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.

Join us at the Landmarks Illinois 2018 Legendary Landmarks Celebration! Our biggest fundraiser of the year will honor 2018 Legendary Landmarks Daniel Levin, Toni Preckwinkle and Berglund Construction.

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

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Read about the historic preservation projects around the state that earned a Landmarks Illinois 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award.

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Support our advocacy

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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