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.

Landmarks Illinois is excited to announce it has accepted a proposal from the Museum of Food and Drink (MOFAD) in Brooklyn, New York, to take possession of the iconic former Ebony Test Kitchen and prominently feature it in its anticipated national exhibition that will tour the United States! Read our press release for more details!

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Meet Skyline Council Member Erica Ruggiero! Erica is Chair of the council's Service Subcommittee is the project manager for the council's long-term service project to restore the historic Whitney Schoolhouse. Erica will talk about this major project in Kane County at her Preservation Snapshots Lecture this Thursday, May 23!

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Landmarks Illinois announced its 2019 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois at a press conference in Springfield on May 1, 2019. Learn about the 12 places LI has included on this year’s list of the state’s top threatened historic sites. (Photo: Millstadt Milling & Feed Company. Credit: Liz Chilsen)

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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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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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