Bicentennial Plaza Dedication Day


Sunday, August 26, was Illinois Constitution Day, as well asDedication Day for Bicentennial Plaza – a REALTOR® Community Partnership. The day featured hundreds of guests, elected officials, dignitaries, and VIPs, in addition to the Marching Illini, a military flyover, and cheesecake served by Springfield’s favorite son. Catch up on what you may have missed!

Personalized bricks get installed


Workers began placing personalized bricks on the west end of the Bicentennial Plaza – a REALTOR® Community Partnership in Springfield as they work toward the Aug. 26 dedication.

This first installment includes a total of 185 personalized bricks being installed immediately north of the Illinois REALTORS® building, including the names of 93 of our past presidents.

To be part of the next installation, visit

VR Video – Construction continues at Bicentennial Plaza


Immerse yourself in the ongoing construction of Bicentennial Plaza – A REALTOR® Community Partnership. Last week, eight of the eventual 16 towers were put into place, and we were there.

If you happen to own a pair of virtual reality goggles, put them on for the full panoramic experience. If you don’t, click and drag your way around the construction site. Be sure to look out from above!

Illinois REALTORS® Celebrates 50 Years of Fair Housing


In April, Illinois REALTORS® dedicated a Fair Housing monument outside of its Springfield headquarters at the future site of Bicentennial Plaza—symbolizing REALTOR® commitment to end housing discrimination and celebrating a milestone, not only for the nation, but for the real estate industry and all who rely on it. Prominently etched are the words “Equal Opportunity in Housing for All”—an enduring symbol of the progress made in the fight for fair housing, and the real estate industry’s commitment to protecting this right for future generations.

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