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)

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)

Jayne Bernhard, Preservation Advocate - Downers Grove (2018-2020)

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

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

 IHSAC By-Laws.pdf          Presentation Rules.pdf

2019 IHSAC Meetings

February 22 - June 28 - October 25 (meetings are held in Springfield at either the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library or the Old State Capitol Building)

Properties to be considered on October 26, 2018

Warsaw -- Hunziker Winery Site.pdf

Elgin -- Larkin Home For Children.pdf

Chicago -- Hermosa Bungalow District.pdf

Rochelle -- Rochelle Downtown Historic District.pdf

Chicago - Chicago Park Boulevard System Historic District.pdf

Chicago Boulevard System HD attachments Part 1.pdf

Chicago Boulevard System HD attachments Part 2.pdf

Boulevards Attachments 3-7.pdf


Additional Meeting Materials

AGENDA - Oct_26_2018.pdf


Chicago Bungalows MPD.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