The American Legion was chartered by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization. Focusing on service to veterans, servicemembers and communities, the Legion evolved from a group of war-weary veterans of World War I into one of the most influential nonprofit groups in the United States. Membership swiftly grew to over 1 million, and local posts sprang up across the country. Today, membership stands at over 2.4 million in 14,000 posts worldwide. The posts are organized into 55 departments: one each for the 50 states, along with the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, France, Mexico and the Philippines.

Over the years, the Legion has influenced considerable social change in America, won hundreds of benefits for veterans and produced many important programs for children and youth.

Lincoln Square
American Legion Tattler Post 973 
4355 N Western Ave,
Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 588-5809
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Lincoln Park
American Legion Wayne Wright Post 1052
1258 West Wrightwood Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 935-3486

Evanston, Illinois
American Legion Evanston Post 42
1030 Central Street,
Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 475-9076
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American Legion Dorman-Dunn Post 547
2129 West Cermak Road,
Chicago IL 60608 (773) 523-1315

McKinley Park
American Legion Darius Girenas Mc Kinley Post 271
1956 West 35th Street,
Chicago, IL 60709 (773) 254-4522

Edison Park
American Legion Edison Park Post 541
6755 W. Northwest Hwy.,
Chicago IL 60631 847-921-8738
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American Legion FDR Post 923
1824 W Cortland St,
Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 278-0093

Berwyn, Illinois
American Legion Commodore Barry Post 256
6919 Roosevelt Road,
Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 484-9599

Little Village
American Legion Perez Manuel Jr Post 1017
2658 South Hamlin Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60623 (773) 522-9315

Cicero, Illinois
American Legion Cicero Post 96
5820 West 35th Street,
Cicero, IL 60804 (708) 652-4341