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.

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. Find out how you can give to Landmarks Illinois this November 28!

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Landmarks Illinois has announced the recipients of our 2017 Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards! Learn about these exceptional historic preservation projects!

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Landmarks Illinois is a proud presenting partner for this year’s National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Past Forward Conference in Chicago! Registration is now open! Landmarks Illinois members receive a special discount on conference registration!

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Call to Action: Help us advocate to the future of the Federal Historic Tax Credit!
Main Street, Galena (credit: Landmarks Illinois)

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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 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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