Landmarks Illinois Events

Legendary Landmarks Celebration
Legendary Landmarks Celebration

Landmarks Illinois has worked since 1971 to save great architectural treasures. However, this work has been done in partnership with many community leaders who have supported our efforts. Annually, we gather more than 600 supporters to fete our successes and recognize those who have made them possible. The Legendary Landmarks Celebration has honored noted Chicagoans since 2006 for their contributions to the city’s civic and cultural legacy, and their belief that a great city is defined by its legendary architecture. Join Landmarks Illinois to support and celebrate the transformational impact of Chicago’s legendary people and places.


2016 Legendary Landmarks Celebration
Monday, March 7, 2016

5:45 PM - Reception
7:00 PM - Dinner
Hilton Chicago
Grand Ballroom
720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago

Join us for an evening of tribute, celebration and preservation as we honor W.E. O'Neil, Corporate Legendary Landmark, The Neal Family; Isobel Neal, Jeanette Sublett, and Langdon Neal, Legendary Landmark, and COL (IL) Jennifer N. Pritzker, IL ARNG (Ret.), Legendary Landmark.

Legendary Landmarks Today

The Legendary Landmarks Celebration has become Chicago’s unrivaled celebration of civic and cultural leadership. Commemorating its eleventh season in 2016, this event has emerged as the premier affair to honor Chicago’s legendary leaders against the dazzling backdrop of our landmark skyline. The event highlights the people and places that make Chicago extraordinary in every way.



Corporate Landmark

Since 1925, the construction industry has seen steady growth of the company that embraces people as its number one asset. W.E. O’Neil was founded in Chicago and has offices in Denver, Los Angeles, Nashville, Phoenix and Tucson. W.E. O’Neil’s award-winning family of construction companies ... Learn More

Legendary Landmark

For three generations, The Neal Family has collectively championed Chicago as a world class city and left their mark on its physical and cultural landscape. The law firm of Neal & Leroy, originally established in 1938 by Earl J. Neal, was joined in 1955 by his son Earl L .Neal. One of the oldest ... Learn More

Legendary Landmark

Jennifer N. Pritzker is a retired U.S. Army officer, investor, and philanthropist. She is President and CEO of Tawani Enterprises, Inc., President of the Tawani Foundation, Founder and Chair of the Pritzker Military Museum & Library. She served in the U.S. Army, Army Reserve, and Illinois Army ... Learn More