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.

Thompson Center Reimagined. Read about LI's reuse concept for the James R. Thompson Center in Chicago's Loop, which the state is now pursuing selling.

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LI has announced the recipients of the 2019 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards. Learn about the nine outstanding preservation projects receiving an award this year and learn about the people who made them happen!

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The Skyline Council of Landmarks Illinois is raising money to restore the Whitney Schoolhouse in Campton Hills. The structure was built in 1852 and is one of the last remaining one-room schoolhouses in Illinois. Learn how you can help.

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Landmarks Illinois marked 25 years of its Most Endangered program in 2019. The annual statewide list that helps people working to save significant historic places under threat, has been LI's longest and most prominent advocacy program. To honor this anniversary, LI reflected on the past two and a half decades of saving places. Visit our special webpage to read more.

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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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  • Will landmark status affect my property values?
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