AIA Illinois is the statewide association of architects and interns. Our mission: Empowered by members to champion the profession of architecture. During the state’s Bicentennial year in 2018, AIA Illinois named 200 Great Places representing the built environment from the dawn of civilization to recent architectural successes. Visit http://www.illinoisgreatplaces.com to see the full list.
The Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln (formerly Sangamon County Community Foundation) is a nonprofit foundation here to serve the needs of our community.
With over 100 charitable funds, your Community Foundation can help you fulfill the charitable goals of your family, your business or your nonprofit organization.
The Enos Park neighborhood is located just north of downtown Springfield and encompasses 36 square blocks of residential and business properties. Once known as the “Jewel of Springfield,” Enos Park represented a diverse community of rich and influential leaders, as well as many working class families. Even today, Enos Park is one of the most ethnically and socio-economically diverse neighborhoods in the city. Its tree-lined streets are filled with unique examples of Victorian, Italianate, and Queen Anne style homes that date back into the early nineteenth century. We hope you’ll visit and take a step back in time, to days gone by, and wonder in amazement what stories these old homes would tell if they could only speak.
IEA represents more than 135,000 education employees, retired education employees and students preparing to become teachers.
Illinois REALTORS® is the only advocate for private property rights at the Capitol in Springfield and in communities statewide. We stand for excellence in advocacy, education and ethics for real estate practitioners.
One of Illinois’ largest trade associations, we represent 50,000 members involved in virtually all aspects related to the sale, purchase, exchange or lease of residential or commercial property in Illinois.
The term REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that identifies a real estate professional who is a member of the National Association of REALTORS® and subscribes to its strict Code of Ethics.
The most famous road in the world first came into being in 1926 as part of the new numbered highway system and Chicago is where Route 66 begins
The United States Department of Transportation has designated certain US roads as National Scenic Byways because of their special significance to the American people. Route 66 in Illinois received that recognition in 2005. Our non-profit organization has the responsibility for the Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway and it is our mission to…”enhance and promote economic opportunities for each Illinois Route 66 community by preserving Illinois Route 66 Heritage and by sustaining and increasing heritage and cultural tourism…” We serve 90 communities in Illinois; from Chicago to the Chain of Rocks Bridge near Madison, IL. Most have a population of only 2,500 or less. We help attractions, small businesses, and communities take full advantage of their Route 66 resources to provide the best possible experience for visitors from around the world. We also provide information to travelers to help them plan their adventure down Route 66.
Whether it is helping a “mom & pop” restaurant get new tuck pointing for their restaurant, aiding a small business with one employee in setting up free Google Services, or helping a traveler on Route 66 to find the best milkshake in Illinois, we are there to find a solution.
Mission: Illinois Stewardship Alliance cultivates a local food and farm system that is economically viable, socially just and environmentally sustainable.
Vision: We envision a system where soils are treated as a precious resource, local food producers earn a fair, living wage, local food education is integrated into all levels of education, infrastructure is rebuilt to accommodate local food systems and good food is available for all.
Illinois Stewardship Alliance (ISA) is a membership-based organization. If you are local food producer, concerned citizen or food-systems related organization, we invite you to join us! Alliance members span the state and have one thing in common: they all care about the food that is produced and consumed in Illinois and want to support the increase of fresh, local foods. Click here to find out how you can become part of the Alliance.
Donor Policy: Illinois Stewardship Alliance receives grant funding and donations from entities that have a mission that aligns with our basic tenets (see above)
Here’s the list of our current funders:
Clif Bar Family Foundation
Harvey L. Miller Family Foundation
Lumpkin Family Foundation
New Vision Foundation
United States Department of Agriculture/Illinois Department of Agriculture
Walton Family Foundation
J.R. Albert Foundation
Mission & Vision Statement
To inspire our audiences through exceptional LIVE orchestral performances and programs. – Mission Statement
To be the premier regional orchestra in Illinois, promoting the transformative and universal power of LIVE music. – Vision Statement
Excellence: To commit to the highest level of artistic, administrative, and volunteer achievement.
Community Engagement: To foster meaningful relationships throughout our communities through musical performances, programs, and collaborations that engage the hearts and minds of our listeners.
Education: To provide exciting, life changing opportunities and resources for students of ALL ages.
Collaboration: To build our internal and external relationships as we promote accessibility to our organization.
Legacy: To invest responsibly in our present, to plan dutifully for our future, and to nurture our community’s investment in us.
Innovation: To foster the creation and exploration of new ideas both on and off stage.
The Illinois Telecommunications Association (ITA) and its professional staff serve at the direction of the corporation’s Board of Directors and are guided by it’s standing and special committees. There are also a number of ad hoc committees created to address special, one-time issues. As new members join the Association, additional committees will be formed to serve our diverse membership.
The mission of the Illinois Telecommunications Association is to create a forum for its members to identify and to examine issues of importance; to foster collaboration among its members; and to present on behalf of the telecommunications industry a unified position on matters of importance before the regulatory and legislative bodies of Illinois.
It’SNOT just fun, It’s educational!
Tickle a giant nose and make it sneeze! Learn how fast a sneeze travels.
Climb through the brain, spine and gooey intestines of our three-story human body exhibit featuring “Active Alex!” Learn about the major body systems and how to stay healthy
Create your own weather report at WKID Weather Station. Learn about weather patterns and what meteorologists do.
Plant your veggies in our interactive garden. Learn what foods help YOU grow.
Explore our splashy water table! Learn about soil erosion, floods and dams
Make yourself at home in our green-built playhouse. Learn about green home construction and see what’s hot and what’s not as you stand in front of our thermal-imaging camera!