Most Endangered Historic Places

2016 List Announced

A list of the Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois was announced on April 13 at a press conference in Springfield. Now in its 21st year, this statewide list calls attention to threatened historic resources in need of assistance in the form of responsible stewardship, creative reuse plans, and/or advances in public policy. The slow economic recovery in many communities, state budget crisis, and a lack of available financing continue to challenge historic sites throughout Illinois. [MORE]

Citizens Savings and Loan Association Building, East Alton
Cook County Hospital

Cook County Hospital Rehab Announced

Most Endangered Update

Yesterday Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle announced a redevelopment team proposal for Old Cook County Hospital. Landmarks Illinois (LI) has advocated for the preservation of this building for 18 years, when, at the groundbreaking in 1998 for the new Stroger Hospital, we urged the county to explore reuse alternatives for the existing hospital. [MORE]

Old Cook County Hospital, Chicago, Ill

People Saving Places

Preservation in Action

Landmarks Illinois is “people saving places”. Places - great and small – that impact the quality of life, of PEOPLE. Landmarks Illinois’ effort to preserve the Michigan Avenue Street Wall is one of our greatest accomplishments, and has made vital incentives available to building owners to enhance Chicago’s front door. It is one of hundreds of similar successes where Landmarks Illinois has built better communities over 45 years.