Press Release: March 2018 Grant Recipients

Landmarks Illinois’ Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Program provides $15,800 in monetary support to five historic preservation projects


March 27, 2018

Media Contact:

Kaitlyn McAvoy
Communications Manager, Landmarks Illinois

CHICAGO – Landmarks Illinois has awarded $15,800 to five historic preservation projects in Illinois in the latest round of funding through its Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Program. Individual grant amounts range from $1,300 to $5,000 each for historic preservation efforts in the following communities: Bolingbrook, Elmhurst, Lombard, DuPage County and Shelbyville.

Grant applications for the latest round of funding were submitted in February 2018. The Landmarks Illinois Executive Board of Directors approved the grants March 22, 2018. The five grant recipients through the Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Program are below. More details on each project can be found at our website.

  • Bolingbrook Historic Preservation Commission: $1,300 for headstone restoration at the Boardman Cemetery in Bolingbrook
  • Elmhurst Art Museum: $5,000 for restoration of the entry to the McCormick House in Elmhurst
  • McKee Preservation Group: $2,000 for roof repairs on the McKee House in the Churchill Woods Forest Preserve
  • Historical Society of Quincy and Adams County: $2,500 for repair to exterior wood siding on Governor John Wood Mansion in Quincy
  • Shelbyville Chautauqua Auditorium Preservation Committee: $5,000 to shore up southeast corner of Chautauqua Auditorium Building in Shelbyville

About Landmarks Illinois’ Preservation Heritage Fund Grant Program

Landmarks Illinois’ Preservation Heritage Fund was created in 2004 and provides monetary assistance to historic structures in Illinois that are in need of restoration, are threatened with demolition or need to be evaluated for landmark eligibility. Grants through the program are awarded four times a year. The next round of applications for the grant program are due May 15, 2018. Details about the grant program, project eligibility and nomination forms can be found at the Landmarks Illinois website. Learn more about previous Landmarks Illinois Preservation Heritage Fund grant recipients here.

About Landmarks Illinois

Landmarks Illinois is a membership-based nonprofit organization serving the people of Illinois. We inspire and empower stakeholders to save places that matter to them by providing free guidance, practical and financial resources and access to strategic partnerships. For more information, visit

(Pictured: Governor John Wood Mansion in Quincy)

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