County League Directories Historic Groups

Other League Partner Directories (State Level) Historic Groups

Convention and Visitor Bureau Partners Northern Illinois

Main Street Program Partners - Northern Illinois





NIHL Board of Directors


Value in History Statement - AASLH


League Counties



Illinois County Comprehensive Listing

Illinois Municipality Comprehensive Listing

Northern Illinois National Register of Historic Places


Mission Statement

- To showcase the rich history of the entire Northern Illinois region; this will include use of approved media, books or publications acquired with permission from sources;


- To become an important clearinghouse for individuals and institutions interested in regional Northern Illinois history without regard to memberships in other associations; the goal of this regional clearinghouse is to maintain viable communications for information/expertise exchange purposes;


- To facilitate common regional history educational/workshop opportunities for interested members of the public; 


Now Graciously Accepting Donations to further our mission

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Origin and Evolution of Illinois Counties

Illinois Carnegie Library System

Community Areas/Neighborhoods of Chicago

Chicago Place Name Etymologies

Chicago Landmarks

Living History of Illinois Digital Research Library


Northern Illinois Historic League, Inc.

1037 Boxwood Dr.

Crystal Lake, IL 60014-8398

(815) 579-7286



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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