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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

Chelsea Coates, Archaeologist - Springfield  (2023-2025)

Devin Hunter, Historian - Springfield (2023-2025)

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

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

Kandalyn Hahn, Preservation Advocate - Chicago (2023-2025)

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 - Urbana (2022-2024)

Rachel Hitzmann, Preservation Advocate - St. Charles (2023-2025)

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

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

Susan Kooiman, Archaeologist - Edwardsville (2023-2025)

Pamela Lange, Historian - Princeton (2022-2024)

Vacant -  Illinois State Museum​ (non-voting)

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

2024 Meeting Dates: February 23 | June 28 | October 25

October 27, 2023 IHSAC Meeting

Illinois State Treasurer's Office

1 East Old State Capitol Plaza

Springfield, IL 62701

Starting at 10:30am

Properties to be considered on October 27, 2023

Coming soon

Additional Meeting Materials

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Approved IHSAC Meeting Minutes