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State Historic Tax Credit Bill Introduced
Illinois

 

An economic study prepared by the University of Illinois Springfield for Landmarks Illinois demonstrates that a statewide historic tax credit would help rehabilitate dozens of historic buildings, pay for itself without a hit to the state budget, and create hundreds of jobs across the state. The study prompted ... FULL STORY

 

   
     
Harold Ramis  

Harold Ramis
Legendary Landmarks 2010 Honoree Dies

 

Screenwriter, director and actor Harold Ramis died on Monday, February 24, 2014 from complications of autoimmune inflammatory vasculitis, a rare disease that involves swelling of the blood vessels. Mr. Ramis was honored as one of Landmarks Illinois’ Legendary Landmarks at a gala celebration in 2010 ... FULL STORY

 

   
     
Support National Historical Park at Pullman  

Support National Historical Park at Pullman
Chicago

 

There is an exciting legislative effort underway to designate the historic company town of Pullman in Chicago a National Historical Park. The designation would tell the story of Pullman and its ties to the history of labor, race relations and industrialism in this country for generations to come ... FULL STORY

 

   
     
 

Another Landmark Decision for Preservation
Chicago

 

On September 26, the Illinois Appellate Court issued an opinion in the case of Hanna vs. City of Chicago that upheld the constitutionality of the Chicago Landmarks Ordinance. The Appellate Court was reviewing a 2012 decision by Cook County Circuit Court Judge Sophia Hall that, in a lengthy opinion ... FULL STORY

 

   
     
 

“Ten Most” Destroyed by Fire
Quincy's Newcomb Hotel

 

We are disheartened to report that Quincy's Newcomb Hotel, on this year's Ten Most Endangered Historic Places, burned in a fire on Friday, September 6 and is a complete loss. A developer was scheduled to visit Quincy the following week to negotiate the building’s purchase for redevelopment ... FULL STORY

 

   
     
 

Lawmakers Join Forces to Preserve History
Statewide

 

The Illinois Historic Preservation Legislative Caucus, since its formation in late 2005, has been a voice for historic preservation policy and legislation. This year four legislators have agreed to co-chair the caucus: Sen. Pamela Althoff, (R) McHenry, Sen. Andy Manar, (D) Bunker Hill, Rep. Rich Brauer ... FULL STORY

 

   
     
 

LI Welcomes New Addition
Frank Butterfield

 

Landmarks Illinois is excited to welcome Frank Butterfield to serve as the Director of our new Springfield Field Office. Frank is a native of Illinois. His recent experience as Director of the Wisconsin Field Office of the National Trust for Historic Preservation made him the clear choice for this role ... FULL STORY

 

   
     
 

Courthouse Initiative Grants 2013
Statewide

 

As we enter our fourth—and final year—of the Landmarks Illinois’ Richard H. Driehaus Courthouse Initiative, we can look back at wondrous successes and celebrate the start of new projects. In March 2009, the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust made a four-year, $1 million commitment ... FULL STORY

 

   
     
Preservation Heritage Fund Grants  

Preservation Heritage Fund Grants
Statewide

 

Landmarks Illinois awarded seven grants this year through our “Heritage Fund” grant program, which provides small matching grants to properties in need of immediate assistance. Projects ranged from a former brick and tile works from the 1880s in McDonough County to a historic church in Chicago ... FULL STORY

 

   
     
Moline Depot, Moline  

Moline Depot
Moline

 

In August, 2012 the Moline City Council reversed a previous decision to financially contribute to a plan that would move the historic Moline Depot to the Quad Cities Riverfront campus of Western Illinois University (WIU) to serve as a welcome center. While the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) ... FULL STORY

 

   
     

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