2015 Conference on Illinois Main Street and Historic Preservation
June 23-25, 2015
This statewide summit is for Illinois
Main Street communities, historic preservation commissioners, preservationists,
architects, planners, community members, and development professionals.
Organized by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency, Landmarks Illinois, the
Illinois Association of Historic Preservation Commissions, and Illinois Main
Street in the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, this conference
brings together inspiring speakers for four content-driven tours and over a
dozen sessions that will present best practices, planning tools, success
stories, and how-to’s for preservation-based economic development and community
preservation and revitalization.
Schedule at a Glance
Refer to the “Main Street”
conference when booking your stay.
$145--Early bird registration ends
We’ll see you in Carbondale!
Traditional Threshing Barn Reconstruction Seminar
Saturday, February 14, 2015
9:00 A.M. Check-in, 9:30 A.M. – 1:00 p.m. Program
Garfield Farm, Campton Hills, Illinois
To register, contact Leanne Gehrig Administrative and Special Projects
Coordinator at (312) 922-1742 or by
Accredited by the AIA to offer three (3) HSW continuing education hours.
Presented by Illinois Barn Alliance and Landmarks Illinois in conjunction with
the Garfield Farm Museum and Trillium Dell Timberworks.
Realtors’ Historic Preservation Workshop
for North Shore Realtors and Brokerages
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
9:30 A.M. Check-in, 10:00 – 11:00 A.M. Program
Wilmette Village Hall, 2nd floor
Village Board Council Chambers
1200 Wilmette Ave., Wilmette
For more information and to RSVP, contact: Lisa DiChiera, Director of Advocacy
at (312) 922-1742 or by
Co-sponsored by the Wilmette Historic
Historic Tax Credit Workshops
2014 Summer Schedule
Wednesday, July 30 –
Thursday, August 7 –
Thursday, August 28 –
Thursday, September 4 –
Wednesday, September 10 –
Monday, September 15 –
Monday, September 29 –
Tuesday, September 30 –
Workshops are free; reservations
Call (312) 922-1742 ex 229 to
To continue educating communities
about the need for a statewide historic tax credit program, and the benefits of
the federal historic tax credit program, Landmarks Illinois is scheduling eight
historic tax credit workshops throughout the state this summer. The workshops
will highlight the findings of Landmarks Illinois’
state historic tax credit economic study, released in October 2013, which
concluded that such a program would pay for itself and create needed jobs.
The state’s existing River’s Edge Historic Tax Credit, available only in 5
cities and due to expire in January, 2017, is not sufficient for attracting
investment and creating jobs statewide. The workshops will also highlight
projects using the federal historic tax credit and the need to protect this
critical program from tax reforms expected to be considered by Congress next
year. Check back for more workshop dates and locations soon.
The Historic Tax Credit Workshops are made possible through the generous
support of the Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust.