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  • 7:30 p.m.
  • Second Thursday of each month
  • City Hall 
    1707 St. Johns Ave.
    Highland Park, IL 60035
  • For more information, please contact staff liaison Nusrat Jahan at 847.926.1858 or by email

Local Historic Information

Commission Meeting Resources


  • Rhoda Pierce, Chair - Term expires 2020*
  • Nancy Becker, Vice Chair - Term expires 2019
  • Kathleen Illes - Term expires 2019*      
  • Meghan Ann Salamasick - Term expires 2019*  
  • Joe Reinstein - Term expires 2017*       
  • Sherry Bernstein - Term expires 2020*      
  • Jean Sogin - Term expires 2020*

  • Jeremy Burroughs, Student Representative - Term expires 6/2017
  • Fitzgerald Laurie, Student Representative - Term expires 6/2018                      
  • Nusrat Jahan - Staff Liaison
  • Mike Evans - Park District Liaison, Attendance as necessary
  • Anthony E. Blumberg - City Council Liaison
  • Julia Johnas - Library Liaison
*May be re-appointed to an additional four-year term.

Commission Responsibilities
It is the responsibility of the Historic Preservation Commission (HPC) to make recommendations to the City Council on matters concerning historic preservation. Since its inception, the Historic Preservation Commission has actively researched local properties that may be eligible for landmark designation by the City Council. The commission's other activities include the review of proposed exterior alterations to landmarks or to contributing features in historic districts, as well as promoting community awareness of historic preservation through public education programs such as tours and lectures and sponsorship of the annual Highland Park Preservation Awards.

If you are a Highland Park resident and would like to have your home listed as a local landmark, please fill out the landmark nomination form. City staff will perform additional research and present the nomination to the Historic Preservation Commission.

For more information, please contact Nusrat Jahan, staff liaison to the Historic Preservation Commission, at 847.926.1858 or by email.