Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council

The Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council is the body that recommends places in Illinois to the National Register of Historic Places. It also advises the State Historic Preservation Office on matters pertaining to historic preservation. The Council meets three times a year and is comprised of 15 members. There are at a minimum, three historians, three architectural historians, or architects with a preservation background, and three archaeologists. The remaining six members have to have a preservation interest and are drawn from supporting fields, such as, but not limited to planning, law, local government, and historical geography. Lastly, a representative from both the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, and Illinois State Museum serve on the Council in an advisory capacity as non-voting members.


Dan Monroe, Historian (CHAIR) - Champaign (2017-2019)

Jayne Bernhard, Preservation Advocate (Vice-CHAIR) - Joliet (2018-2020)

Erin Benson, Archaeologist - Urbana (2019-2021)

Taylor Long, Preservation Advocate - Normal (2019-2021)

Pam Hein, Architectural Historian - Rockford (2019-2021)

Adam Smith, Architectural Historian - Champaign (2018-2020)

Norman Moline, Historical Geographer - Rock Island (2019-2021)

Ayla Martine Amadio, Archaeologist  - Carbondale  (2018-2020)

Christopher Stratton, Preservation Advocate - Waterloo (2019-2021)

Raymond Terry Tatum, Architectural Historian - Chicago (2019-2021)

Daniel J. O'Rourke, Archaeologist - Bolingbrook (2017-2019)

Christen A. Sundquist, Architectural Historian - Elgin (2017-2019)

Devin Hunter, Historian - Springfield (2018-2020)

Edward Torrez, Architect - Chicago (2017-2019)

Erica Ruggiero, Architectural Historian - Evanston (2019-2021)

Erich Schroeder - Illinois State Museum​ (non-voting)
Sam Wheeler - Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library (non-voting)

  Presentation Rules.pdf        IHSAC HANDBOOK.pdf

Upcoming IHSAC Meetings (Location & Dates) 

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library (ALPL), 212 N. 6th Street Springfield, IL 62701

Old State Capitol Plaza (OSC), One Old State Capitol Plaza, Springfield, IL 62701

October 25, 2019 (ALPL) -  February 28, 2020  (ALPL) - June 26, 2020 (OSC) - October 30, 2020 (ALPL)


Properties to be considered on June 28, 2019

Alton -- Alton Gas and Electric Power House.pdf

Urbana -- Urbana Downtown Historic District.pdf

Des Plaines -- First Congregational Church of Des Plaines.pdf

Rock Island -- Downtown Rock Island Historic District.pdf

Rollo -- Rollo Congregational United Church of Christ.pdf

Additional Meeting Materials


Draft Meeting Minutes --February 22 2019.pdf

Past IHSAC Meeting Minutes (approved)

February_25th_2015.pdf     June_19th_2015.pdf    October_30th_2015.pdf

February_26th_2016.pdf     June_24th_2016.pdf    October_28th_2016.pdf
February_24th_2017.pdf     June_30th_2017.pdf     October_27th_2017.pdf