Skyline Council Events

2023 Skyline Social

Skyline Council, Landmarks Illinois’ young and emerging professionals committee, is hosting its annual fundraising event, the Skyline Social at the Garfield Park Conservatory. Join us at the conservatory for a networking cocktail reception in the Horticulture Hall, where guests will enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and music. Guests have full access to conservatory exhibits and public spaces including weather permitting, the Blue Stone Patio, in which guests can partake in lawn games. Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the nation’s largest conservatories and often referred to as “landscape art under glass”. It features 12 acres of public greenhouse space and outdoor gardens. The conservatory, which serves as a centerpiece of the Garfield Park neighborhood on Chicago’s West Side, was designed by Jens Jensen in collaboration with Prairie School architects Schmidt, Garden and Martin and the New York engineering firm of Hitchings and Company.


June 1, 2023
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.


Garfield Park Conservatory
300 N. Central Park Ave., Chicago


$20 – Students
$60 – Skyline Council & Landmarks Illinois members
$75 –  Nonmembers

Registration is now closed. Walk-ins welcome the night of the event.

Sponsorship opportunities are available!

Click here to learn more about sponsoring the event. Proceeds benefit Landmarks Illinois advocacy programs and initiatives.

Skyline Social Sponsors


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Skyline Council Pub Crawl & Suburban Neighborhood Tour

Highwood and Fort Sheridan

Join Skyline Council members for a pub crawl and suburban neighborhood tour of historic Fort Sheridan and Highwood. 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, will lead guests on a fun walking tour of the neighborhoods to explore history and architecture while stopping at taverns and local eateries. The tour will include stops at Broken Tee Brewing Company, Toadstool Pub, Teddy O’Brian’s and 28 Mile Distilling Company.

About Fort Sheridan

Fort Sheridan was originally built as a U.S. Army post in 1887 and designed by Chicago architecture firm Holabird and Roche and O. C. Simonds. The Army closed the fort in 1993. Today, Fort Sheridan is a residential community and National Historic Landmark featuring many of its original historic buildings. Pub crawl attendees will tour the historic neighborhood and its spectacular setting adjacent to Lake Michigan.

About Highwood

Highwood, which has a history intimately tied to Fort Sheridan, is the one of the smallest towns on the North Shore and sits at the top of the Skokie ravine, the highest point between Chicago and Milwaukee. The community was formerly listed in the Guinness Book of World Records for the most bars per capita and was once known as “Whiskey Junction.” Theodore Roosevelt also called Highwood the “toughest town in America.” Today, it is home to a thriving restaurant scene and nationally celebrated festivals including Bloody Mary Fest, Garlic Fest and the Pumpkin Fest.


Saturday, June 17
11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Meet at: Broken Tee Brewing Company
406 Green Bay Road, Highwood, IL 60040


(Ticket price does not include food and beverage at each stop. Does include pizza by Buffo’s, which will be served at Broken Tee Brewing Company at the start of the event. Additional food and drink may be purchased at the brewery. See Broken Tee’s menu here.)




Lengthy Walking Tour

The walking tour includes stops and sites in two neighborhoods. The tour covers a few miles, about 3.5 miles in length. Be sure to wear your best walking shoes and be prepared to walk for long stretches of time.

Getting to Highwood from Chicago

Via Metra Train – Union Pacific North (UP-N)
Train leaves Chicago Ogilvie Station at 10:35 a.m. Saturday morning and arrives in Highwood at 11:30 a.m. Additional stops include Ravenswood and Rogers Park in the city and several suburban neighborhood stops. See the Metra UP-N train schedule here.

Leaving Highwood

Train leaves Highwood at 4:30 p.m. There is also an UP-N train leaving Highland Park at 5:55 p.m. (about a 1.5 mile bike ride or rideshare from Highwood). Want to extend your time in Highwood through the evening? A train leaves at Highwood at 7:31 p.m.

*Landmarks Illinois Events Policy

COVID-19 vaccinations are encouraged, but not required to attend Landmarks Illinois events. Masks are also welcomed for those who wish to wear them. We ask guest who do not feel well or are showing symptoms of being ill to not attend our events. Landmarks Illinois will continue to monitor CDC guidance and follow local and state mandates relating to COVID-19 and inform our guests of any changes in our policies.

Past Skyline Council Events

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

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

2023 Skyline Trivia Sponsors

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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