Skyline Council Events

2024 Valentine's Day event at the Schlitz Tied House

Landmarks Illinois’ Skyline Council hosted its annual family-friendly event showing a historic site some love ahead of Valentine’s Day on February 10. This year, the event took place at the Schlitz Tied House, a 125-year-old Chicago Landmark in the Englewood neighborhood. The two-story, Queen Anne-style building was built in 1898 as one of 57 original taverns or “tied houses” built by the Milwaukee-based Schlitz brewery in Chicago in the late 19th and early 20th centuries just before Prohibition. The tied house on 69th Street is one of only a few of these buildings that remain today. The building’s current owner, local activist and leader Jennipher Adkins, hopes to restore the tied house to reuse it as a community gathering space.

Read more:

Englewood’s Former Schlitz Brewery-Tied House Will Become A Locally Owned Cafe
Block Club Chicago, February 7, 2024

View photos from the event

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Past Skyline Council Events

2024 Skyline Council Trivia Night

The 2024 Trivia Night event took place February 29, 2024, at Great Central Brewing. Master of Ceremonies Gregory Dowell returned as did first place winner SGW Architecture & Design!

2024 Trivia photos

2023 Skyline Council Pub Crawl

Will Tippens, Vice President of Related Midwest and a Landmarks Illinois Board Member, and Joel Chmara, Professor at the College of Lake County and a world-renowned performance poet, led Skyline Council members & guests on a fun walking tour of the the historic neighborhood of Highwood and Fort Sheridan.

Pub Crawl Photos

2023 Skyline Social

Landmarks Illinois’ Skyline Council held its 2023 Skyline Social at the Garfield Park Conservatory in Chicago on June 1, 2023.

2023 Skyline Social Photos

2023 Heart Bomb

Skyline Council and the Joliet-based Courthouse Preservation Partnership to host a heart bomb at the former Will County Courthouse in Joliet. The event brought attention to the architecturally significant courthouse currently threatened with demolition.

2023 Heart Bomb photos

2023 Skyline Council Trivia Night

Skyline Council hosted its popular Trivia Night event January 17, 2023, at ERIS Brewery and Cider House. Longtime Master of Ceremonies Gregory Dowell returned to test teams on their knowledge in architecture, history, geography, sports, pop culture, Landmarks Illinois’ Most Endangered Historic Places list and more.

Congrats to the winning team of SGW Architecture & Design!

2023 Trivia Night Photos

Skyline Council Downtown Joliet Pub Crawl & Neighborhood Tour

Skyline Council hosted a pub crawl and suburban neighborhood tour of Downtown Joliet on October 1, 2022. Guests explored the history, architecture and local taverns of Joliet. Landmarks Illinois Regional Advocacy Manager Quinn Adamowski also led a tour of the Old Joliet Prison prior to the Pub Crawl.

2022 Pub Crawl Photos

2022 Skyline Council Two Nights of Trivia

Skyline Council hosted its popular Two Nights of Trivia April 11 & 13 at Revolution Brewpub in Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood. Gregory Dowell served as Master of Ceremonies both nights.

Congrats to the winning teams!

1st Place: Team Bauer Latoza Studio (pictured)
2nd Place: Team Related Midwest 2
3rd Place: Team Kellermeyer Godfry Hart, PC

1st Place: Team SGW Architecture & Design
2nd Place: Team MacRostie Historic Advisors/Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
3rd Place: Knickerbocker Roofing and Paving

See photos from each night below.

Trivia Night Photos

2022 Heart Bombing at Altgeld Gardens

Landmarks Illinois’ Skyline Council hosted its annual heart bombing event February 12, 2022, at two historic structures at Altgeld Gardens, the Shop Building and School Building C. The event at the Chicago Housing Authority-owned complex on the city’s Far South Side was held in partnership with People for Community Recovery. Heart Bombing is a public display of love for a historic site or local landmark and helps bring public awareness to a historic or culturally significant site. Thank you to everyone who joined the event!

See photos of the heart bomb

2021 Heart Bombing at Roberts Temple

Skyline Council partnered with the congregation of Roberts Temple Church of God in Christ to create a “heart bombing” public art display at the historic church in Chicago’s Bronzeville neighborhood on Valentine’s Day weekend. Read more about this project.

2021 Heart Bombing Photos

2020 Trivia Night

The annual two nights of trivia were held January 28 & 29 at Revolution Brewing. The annual event was emceed by Skyline Council member Gregory Dowell.

2020 Trivia Night photos

2019 Skyline Social

Skyline Council held its 2019 Skyline Social at Wintrust’s Grand Banking Hall on November 6, 2019. See photos from the event!

2019 Skyline Social Photos

2019 Skyline Mixer

Skyline Council held its 2019 Summer Mixer at The Alfred, the former historic Hartmann Building in Chicago’s Loop that has been redeveloped into apartments by Cedar Street Companies.

2019 Skyline Mixer Photos

2019 Skyline Council Spring Pub Crawl

Skyline Council of Landmarks Illinois hosted its 2019 Spring Pub Crawl in Chicago’s Bridgeport neighborhood on June 6, 2019. Skyline Council Members Laura Schuetz and Erica Ruggiero led guests on a tour of local historic sites and bars.

Spring 2019 Pub Crawl Photos

2019 Heart Bombing at Harley Clarke

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.

2019 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!

2018 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.

2018 Summer Mixer Photos

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