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.


Meg Kindelin, Architect - Elmhurst (2021-2023) - CHAIR

Kayeleigh Sharp, Archaeologist - Carbondale  (2021-2023)

Jenny Barker-Devine, Historian - Jacksonville (2020-2022)

Rebecca Graff, Archaeologist - Highland Park (2022-2024)

Lisa Napoles, Preservation Advocate - Berwyn (2021-2023)

Christopher Fye, Architect - Freeport (2020-2022)

Adam Smith, Architectural Historian - Champaign (2022-2024)

Curtis Mann, Historian - Mt. Auburn (2021-2023)

Michael Bortel, Preservation Advocate - Plainfield (2022-2024)

Kimberly Smith, Preservation Advocate - Bloomington (2022-2024)

Kelly M. Purvis, Preservation Advocate - Chicago (2020-2022)

Janine Farrell, Architectural Historian - Burr Ridge (2022-2024)

Elizabeth Blasius, Architectural Historian - Chicago (2021-2023)

Michael E. Smith, Archaeologist - Champaign (2020-2022)

Pamela Lange, Historian - Princeton (2022-2024)

Cinnamon Catlin-Legutko, Illinois State Museum​ (non-voting)

Christina Shutt, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library & Museum (non-voting)

  Presentation Rules.pdf        IHSAC HANDBOOK.pdf

Upcoming IHSAC Meetings

 2022 Schedule  -  February 25 (online)  -  June 24 (online)  -  October 28 (Springfield)

Properties to be considered on February 25, 2022

Christenson Anderson Farmstead -- Winnebago County.pdf

Grafton Boat Works - Grafton.pdf

Rockford Brass Works - Rockford.docx.pdf

Royer Houses - Urbana.pdf

Mary A Todd School - Aurora.pdf

Abraham Lincoln School - Aurora.pdf

Additional Meeting Materials

February 25, 2022 - Agenda.pdf

DRAFT_Minutes_October 29, 2021.pdf

Approved IHSAC Meeting Minutes

February 28, 2020_Approved Minutes.pdf

October 30, 2020_Approved Minutes.pdf

February 26, 2021_Approved Minutes.pdf

June 25, 2021_Approved Minutes.pdf