Skyline Council Events

Skyline Council Downtown Joliet Pub Crawl & Neighborhood Tour

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Date: October 1, 2022
Time: Noon – 4:00 p.m.
Meet-Up Location: MyGrain Brewing Company
Tour will leave MyGrain at 12:30 p.m.
Tickets: 35 per person (Ticket price does not include cost of drinks and food) SOLD OUT!


Join Skyline Council members for a pub crawl and suburban neighborhood tour of Downtown Joliet. Skyline Council member Erica Ruggiero of McGuire Igleski & Associates, Inc. and Jayne Bernhard of the City of Joliet will lead guests on a fun walking tour of Downtown Joliet exploring history and architecture while stopping at taverns and local eateries.

Sites along the walking tour include (but not exclusive of) Will County Courthouse, Des Plaines River, Joliet Public Library, Rialto Square Theatre, former St. Mary Carmelite Catholic Church, first Dairy Queen and I & M Canal. Pub and eatery stops include MyGrain Brewing Company, Chicago Street Pub, and Juliet’s Tavern.

Optional Tour Add-Ons

Tour of Old Joliet Prison
10:00 a.m.
Join Quinn Adamowski, Landmarks Illinois’s Regional Advocacy Manager, for a private behind the scenes tour of the Old Joliet Prison. Opened in 1858 and abandoned in 2002, the internationally iconic Prison has defined Joliet for decades and is now operated as a historic site by the Joliet Area Historical Museum.

Bishops Hill Winery

4:00 p.m.
Extend your time in Joliet to venture to Bishops Hill Winery. The winery is housed inside the former residence of German immigrant and Joliet brewmaster, Frederick Sehring, and later headquarters for the Joliet Catholic Diocese.


Getting to Joliet from Chicago
Via Metra Train – Rock Island (RI)
Train leaves LaSalle Street Station at 10:40 a.m. and arrives in Joliet at 11:50 a.m.

If attending Old Joliet Prison tour, train leaves LaSalle Street Station at 8:30 a.m. and arrives in Joliet at 10:00 a.m. Quinn will meet attendees at train station and drive guests to the prison. If driving, meet at prison at 10:15 a.m.

*Landmarks Illinois vaccination policy for all in-person events

For the health and safety of all participants, Landmarks Illinois will require proof of vaccination to participate in all Landmarks Illinois in-person events. Acceptable proof of vaccination includes a CDC COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card, an official immunization record from the location where the vaccine was administered or a digital or physical photo of such a card or record, reflecting your name, vaccine brand and date the vaccine was administered. Attendees will be required to show this documentation along with a government-issued ID upon check-in at the event. Please do not send this information in advance. In addition, attendees will be required to wear masks at all times while indoors when not eating or drinking.

Individuals who are unable to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination because of a disability (as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act) may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Frank Butterfield, Landmarks Illinois Chief Operating Officer, at In such instances, Landmarks Illinois will have a discussion with you to see if a reasonable accommodation is possible that would not create an undue hardship on the organization or pose a direct threat to the health and safety of other event attendees.

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Past Skyline Council Events

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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