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

VACANT  -  Archaeologist  (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) - Vice Chair

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

October 28th | 10:30am | Illinois State Treasurer's Office 

Marine Bank Building | 1 East Old State Capitol Plaza | Springfield, 62701

2023 IHSAC Schedule: February 24 - June 23 - October 27

Properties to be considered on October 28, 2022

Crete - Joseph Ferris Perry House.pdf

Aurora - Aurora Broadway Historic District.pdf

Chicago - Muddy Waters House.pdf

Rockford - Emerson Keith House.pdf

Murphysboro Downtown Historic District.pdf

Chicago - Stone Temple Church.pdf

Chicago - Schlitz Brewery-Tied House.pdf

Additional Meeting Materials

AGENDA_October 28, 2022.pdf

Draft Minutes_June 24, 2022.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  

Approved_Minutes_October 29, 2021.pdf