Size of the Illinois peer network organization

as of 09/17/2023


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93 (of those, people affiliated with approved Preferred Partners)

151 (International people, friends from 31 different countries)

Domestic friends from all 50 states and District of Columbia


We Graciously Accept Donations to further our mission 

(accepted in the name of the Northern Illinois Historic League)


Preferred Partners Current Schedule

2024 Business Plan - Executive Summary


The League promotes projects and activities that promote local and regional history with its substantial network of historians, colleagues and experts from Illinois and other locations. Service links and custom schedules are available on the Illinois Directory Blog, and new publications are posted there now for general use by the Illinois historic peer community.

Contact the League office with the information below if you wish to be included in our peer network.


General Inquiry -


LinkedIn Scroll - News and Information (regularly updated)




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Mission Statement


To bring history lovers together, and promote Illinois local and regional historic assets.


To increase public awareness in Illinois of the value of these historic assets.


To educate the public on the importance of history, and its continuing relevance for today.



Illinois Historic Group Directory Project

Administrator - Bill Kenney


1037 Boxwood Dr.

Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8398

(815) 649-1700



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Source data - National Register of Historic Places/Chicago Landmarks custom Northern Illinois presentations - Wikipedia

Source data - Illinois County/Municipality custom presentations - IPUB11 reference Illinois Secretary of State, NIHL research for county/municipality websites

Source Data - National Park Service presentation sites for Certified Local Governments, National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom

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