Legendary Landmarks Celebration



Thursday, March 7, 2019


Hilton Chicago
720 S. Michigan Avenue

Event Details

5:30 p.m. – Cocktail Reception (Normandie Lounge)
6:30 p.m. – Award Program and Dinner (Grand Ballroom)
8:30 p.m. – After Party Dessert Reception (Normandie Lounge)

Since 2006, Landmarks Illinois has honored nearly 40 individuals, families and corporations at its annual fundraiser, the Legendary Landmarks Celebration. The Legendary Landmarks Celebration is an inspiring evening full of festivities, networking and tributes to our city’s Legendary Landmarks.

The evening’s Master of Ceremonies will be Tim Kazurinsky, a Chicago area-based actor and screenwriter who is perhaps best known as a featured player on Saturday Night Live (1981-1984). Learn more about Tim below.

LI will also welcome Special Guest Speaker Rep. Jehan Gordon-Booth at the 2019 Legendary Landmarks Celebration. Rep. Gordon-Booth (D-Peoria) was instrumental in passing the Illinois Historic Preservation Tax Credit in 2018, cosponsoring the legislation that led to this new, statewide incentive and a critical component to Illinois’ economic development strategy.

(Pictured: Former Legendary Landmarks. Back row: Langdon Neal, Fred Eychaner, Toni Preckwinkle, Jeanette Sublett, Fred Berglund, Richard H. Driehaus, Joe Antunovich, Mike Faron. Front Row: John Vinci, Isobel Neal, Daniel Levin. Credit: Oscar Izquierdo)


Download the sponsorship form to learn how you can support and attend the 2019 Legendary Landmarks Celebration.


Learn About our 2019 Honorees


Edward J. Wehmer, President & CEO
Corporate Legendary Landmark


Legendary Landmarks


John T. Murphy, Chairman & CEO
Corporate Legendary Landmark

Learn More

2019 LLC Invitation Artwork

Learn about the buildings on this year’s invitation, inspired by the 2019 Legendary Landmark Honorees.

Foreground (left to right):

  • 231 S. LaSalle St., Chicago. Prior to its occupancy in 2015, Corporate Legendary Landmark Wintrust undertook a major restoration of the iconic Central Standard Building located in the heart of Chicago’s financial district.
  • Old Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Corporate Legendary Landmark Murphy Development Group (MDG) is undertaking the visionary mixed-use redevelopment of Chicago’s iconic Old Cook County Hospital, a historic site Landmarks Illinois advocated to save for nearly 20 years.
  • Chicago Motor Club building, Chicago. Corporate Legendary Landmark Murphy Development Group successfully transformed the formerly vacant, historic Chicago Motor Club at 68 E. Wacker Dr. into a 143-room Hampton Inn.

Background (front to back):

  • Nichols Tower, Chicago. Located in Chicago’s North Lawndale neighborhood, Nichols Tower is used to represent Legendary Landmark Judy McCaskey’s steadfast commitment to West Side school children.
  • Barn, ubiquitous to Illinois. This illustrative barn signifies Landmarks Illinois’ statewide reach and its dedication to helping rural communities through its Springfield Office.
  • Pure Oil Station, Geneva. Corporate Legendary Landmark Wintrust helped save the National Register-listed Pure Oil Station when its community bank Geneva Bank & Trust took ownership. It was recognized at the 2013 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards.
  • Illinois State Capitol, Springfield, Ill. The Illinois State Capitol building is a nod to Legendary Landmark Ray McCaskey’s commitment to Illinois’ rich history via his chairmanship of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library Foundation.

What building would illustrate your corporate and civic accomplishments? Scan our website to see how our work touches your life and support Landmarks Illinois.

*Artwork created by: Patrick Cusack, AIA, Associate Principal at Antunovich Associates.

More on Master of Ceremonies: Tim Kazurinsky

Tim Kazurinsky is an American actor and screenwriter known for his tenure as a writer and cast member on Saturday Night Live (1981-1984) and for playing Officer Carl Sweetchuck in the “Police Academy” film franchise. Notable screenwriting credits include “About Last Night…” (1986) and “For Keeps?” (1988). Kazurinsky’s screenplay for the film “Strange Relations” (2001) earned him nominations for a BAFTA Award and WGA Award.

Kazurinsky was also a member of The Second City. He has twice been nominated for Chicago’s prestigious Joseph Jefferson Award for his stage work. Kazurinsky toured the United States as the Wonderful Wizard of Oz in the hit musical “Wicked” and later appeared on Broadway in the critically-acclaimed comedy, “An Act Of God” (opposite Jim Parsons).

Kazurinsky resides in Chicago with his family.

2019 Legendary Landmarks Celebration Donors

Landmark Circle

Antunovich Associates, Inc.
Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust
Shelley Gorson and Alan Salpeter
Judy and Ray McCaskey
Murphy Development Group
and MB Real Estate
TAWANI Foundation
The Walsh Group
Van Dam Charitable Foundation
Wintrust Commercial Banking

Skyline Leaders

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois/HCSC
BMO Harris Bank
Joseph P. Gromacki,
Jenner & Block LLP
Mark G. Henning
Leslie S. Hindman
Judi Male and Irving Stenn
Tom Scott, CA Ventures
TDS/Frieda Ireland
Tuckpointers Industry
Promotional Trust
SGW Architects
Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates, Inc.

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