Bicentennial 2018-05-08T10:26:07+00:00

Bicentennial Banner

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.

Home is Where the Heart Is

Bicentennial Heart PinCongratulations to the winners of the Illinois REALTORS® “Home Is Where the Heart Is” Bicentennial Essay Contest! 23 high school winners from all across the state of Illinois have been selected for scholarships ranging from $1000 dollars to $250.

See the full list of winners and read the top essay by Hannah Young of West Chicago

State of Illinois Seal

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

“Illinois REALTORS®, working with heart in every community”

This effort 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.

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

Latest News on the Illinois Bicentennial

Video recaps day Illinois REALTORS® dedicated Fair Housing monument

REALTORS® unable to attend the dedication of the Illinois REALTORS® Fair Housing monument on April 9 in Springfield can get a feel for the historic nature of event [...]

Tower installation at Bicentennial Plaza begins

Construction crews began the installation of towers Thursday morning at the Bicentennial Plaza -- a REALTOR® Community Partnership just north of the Illinois REALTORS® headquarters in downtown Springfield. [...]

Illinois REALTORS® Bicentennial Essay Contest winners get total of $12,000 in academic awards

  Twenty-three high school students have been awarded a combined $12,000 in academic scholarships as part of an essay contest which celebrates Illinois' bicentennial and was sponsored by [...]