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Illinois REALTORS® are planning bicentennial “legacy projects” across the state including adopting a historic home or property in our local REALTOR® association communities as well as downtown Springfield in the block shared by the Illinois REALTORS® headquarters.

The association is an official endorsed partner with the Illinois Bicentennial Commission, which oversees the state’s plans for the milestone birthday. Bicentennial Plaza – a REALTOR® Community Partnership is a signature project of the state bicentennial celebrations. Learn more about Bicentennial Plaza, which is being built in downtown Springfield.

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Home Is Where the Heart Is - Bicentennial Essay Contest

Illinois REALTORS® Bicentennial Task Force is excited to announce the “Home Is Where the Heart Is” Essay Contest as part of Illinois bicentennial celebrations! 23 high school students across Illinois will be selected to win a scholarship ranging from $1000 dollars to $250.

Submissions are now being accepted. Contest deadline is February 15th.

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“Illinois REALTORS®, working with heart in every community” underscores how REALTORS® are leaders in their local communities, supporting local charities and causes, promoting economic development and a strong economy all while helping real estate buyers and sellers achieve the American Dream.

The Illinois REALTORS® Bicentennial Task Force is the organizing committee for this effort.

Illinois REALTORS® Bicentennial Task Force

  • Vicky Turner, Chair
  • Sheryl Grider Whitehurst, Vice Chair
  • Ron Abrams
  • Sonia Anaya
  • Jeffrey Barkstall
  • Steve Bois
  • Tonya Corder
  • Ron Ewing
  • Jim Haisler
  • Dallas Hancock
  • Joe Kenny
  • Christine King
  • Lynn Madison
  • Sandy Michel Stempinski
  • Sue Miller
  • Zeke Morris
  • Todd Musso
  • Karen Robertson
  • Ginger Sreenan
  • Tricia Tialdo