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LunchTalks@CAF: Landmarks Illinois– Ten Most Endangered Historic Places

Lisa DiChiera, Advocacy Director, Landmarks Illinois

Since the inception of Landmarks Illinois’ Ten Most Endangered Historic Places list in 1995, more than a third of the listed properties have been saved, less than a quarter have been demolished, and the rest remain threatened or are being rehabilitated. This year’s list includes a variety of historic resources and building types in the Chicagoland area and throughout the state. Advocacy Director Lisa DiChiera will discuss the properties on this year’s list and her organization’s efforts to provide assistance and find solutions for their preservation and future use. Landmarks Illinois has been working to protect historic places throughout Illinois for over 40 years. The not-for-profit works with citizens and communities to preserve historic places and promote awareness about them through education and advocacy. In addition to the Ten Most Endangered list, the organization also sponsors an annual awards program and a matching grant program.