2021 Award winners announced!
Outstanding preservation efforts in the Illinois communities of Aledo, Chicago, Nauvoo, Paris, Towanda and Waukegan are the recipients of the 2021 Landmarks Illinois Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Awards. Learn about the award-winning projects & our awards ceremony in October!
Women Who Built Illinois
A new, first-of-its-kind online database calls attention to more than 100 women in architecture, real estate and design-related fields who shaped our built environment between 1879 and 1979.
Two new grants support projects on Chicago's South Side
Learn about the latest recipients of the Timuel D. Black, Jr. Grant Fund for Chicago’s South Side: LYTE Collective and the Greater Auburn Gresham Development Corp.
Six Illinois preservation efforts receive grant funding
We awarded $17,000 in matching grants to support historic preservation efforts in Chicago, Jacksonville, Lockport, St. Charles, Pike County and Wood Dale.
2021 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois
Landmarks Illinois announced this year’s list of the top threatened historic and culturally significant places in Illinois at a virtual presentation on May 5. Explore the endangered sites and see how you can help preserve them.
50 Years of People Saving Places For People
Founded in 1971, Landmarks Illinois is the state’s leading voice for historic preservation. As a membership-based nonprofit organization, we promote preservation, restoration and adaptive reuse of buildings and sites of many types in order to leverage our past to create a better future. We know that blending old and new makes communities resilient and interesting places to live, work and play. We are People Saving Places for People. Learn more.
To preserve, protect and promote architectural and historic resources in Illinois through advocacy and education. Read about our mission-driven work.
2021 marks Landmarks Illinois’ 50th Anniversary!
Our anniversary is a time to reflect on our past and also boldy plan for the future of preservation in Illinois. Learn how we are marking this major milestone in our organization’s history, here.