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 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.

Learn more

Richard Gray, a Landmarks Illinois Legendary Landmark and longtime supporter of preservation, passed away May 16, 2018. He and his wife Mary were instrumental in the preservation of important cultural assets such as Chicago Public School murals and the Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House. LI sat down with Gray in 2017 to talk about his interests in historic preservation, art and architecture.

Learn More

Landmarks Illinois announced its 2018 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois on April 25, 2018, at a press conference in Springfield. Learn what sites are included on this year's annual 'Most Endangered' list.

Read More

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.

Learn More

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.

Become A Member


  • What Is A Preservation Easement?
  • Will landmark status affect my property values?
  • How can I be more involved in historic preservation?
Path 1 + Path 1 + Path 1 Created with Sketch.


  • 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
Path 1 + Path 1 + Path 1 Created with Sketch.