Skyline Council Events


There will be no move or celebration this Friday, May 17.

Unfortunately, due to the exceptionally wet spring and the potential for even more rain and storms, it has been determined that the best course of action at this time is to cancel the scheduled move and celebration planned in partnership with Campton Township. We would like to thank everyone for their tremendous support as we work to preserve this piece of history.

Don’t worry! We are hard at work on a revised plan. Stay tuned for more updates!

You can also hear about project updates on Skyline Council’s Whitney Schoolhouse restoration project at the May 23 Snapshots Lecture. Learn more.

Skyline Council Spring Pub Crawl

Skyline Council of Landmarks Illinois will host its annual Spring Pub Crawl in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood on June 6, 2019. Skyline Council Members Laura Schuetz and Erica Ruggiero will lead guests on a tour of local historic sites and bars. The first stop on the Pub Crawl will be Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar, which has been in operation since 1986. Attendees can grab a drink and a bite at Maria’s with other young professionals before exploring the neighborhood.

Pub Crawl Stops include:

  • Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar (beverage and food stop and starting location)
  • Ling Shen Ching Tze Buddhist Temple
  • St. Mary of Perpetual Help Catholic Church (interior tour of church)
  • Co-Prosperity Sphere
  • Bernice’s Tavern (beverage stop, cash only)
  • Louis L. Valentine Boys & Girls Club
  • Ramova Theater
  • Gordon Realty Co.
  • Former Spiegel Administration Building
  • Johnny O’s Hot Dogs
  • Antique Taco (ending location)


Thursday, June 6, 2019
6-9 p.m.


Bridgeport, Chicago
Starting Location: Maria’s Packaged Goods and Community Bar, 960 W. 31st Street


$25 per person.


Past Skyline Council Events

2019 Heart Bombing

The Skyline Council of Landmarks Illinois, in partnership with Friends of Harley Clarke, hosted a “heart bombing” event at Harley Clarke on February 9, 2019.

“Heart bombing” is a public display of love to historic sites and local landmarks by showering the site with physical expressions of affection, such as paper hearts. It is an activation of a space that is often vacant or underutilized, giving a new perspective on its potential.

2019 Heart Bombing Photos

2019 Skyline Council Trivia Nights

The Skyline Council’s 7th Annual Trivia Night took place January 28 and 29, 2019, at Revolution Brewing in Logan Square. Trivia Night is a fun, competitive evening that quizzes and challenges teams of six in categories related to Landmarks Illinois’ Most Endangered Places in Illinois, architecture, history, geography, sports and pop culture.

The evenings were emceed by Skyline Council Member Gregory Dowell of ZS, LLC. Proceeds from the event support Landmarks Illinois’ advocacy efforts and programs.

Trivia Night Photos

2018 Skyline Social

The Skyline Council of Landmarks Illinois held its 7th Annual Skyline Social at Marshall’s Landing in the Merchandise Mart in Chicago on October 25, 2018. Located at the top of the Grand Staircase in the Merchandise Mart, Marshall’s Landing offers spectacular views of the Chicago River and city skyline. The venue is named after Marshall Field & Co, which developed the Merchandise Mart in 1930, and is the “hang-out” spot for patrons to lounge, eat, socialize, meet and work.

See photos from the event below!

Skyline Social Photos


Thanks to everyone who joined us at Eris Brewery and Cider House on Aug. 7, 2018, for the Skyline Council’s Summer Mixer! View photos from the event below.

Summer Mixer Photos

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