THE AMERICAN LEGION

The nation's largest wartime veterans service organization aimed at advocating patriotism across the U.S.

American Legion Department of Illinois

The American Legion was chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919 as a patriotic veterans organization devoted to mutual helpfulness. It is the nation’s largest wartime veterans service organization, committed to mentoring youth and sponsorship of wholesome programs in our communities, advocating patriotism and honor, promoting strong national security, and continued devotion to our fellow servicemembers and veterans.

Hundreds of local American Legion programs and activities strengthen the nation one community at a time. American Legion Baseball is one of the nation’s most successful amateur athletic programs, educating young people about the importance of sportsmanship, citizenship and fitness. The Operation Comfort Warriors program supports recovering wounded warriors and their families, providing them with “comfort items” and the kind of support that makes a hospital feel a little bit more like home. The Legion also raises millions of dollars in donations at the local, state and national levels to help veterans and their families during times of need and to provide college scholarship opportunities.

The American Legion is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization with great political influence perpetuated by its grass-roots involvement in the legislation process from local districts to Capitol Hill. Legionnaires’ sense of obligation to community, state and nation drives an honest advocacy for veterans in Washington. The Legion stands behind the issues most important to the nation’s veterans community, backed by resolutions passed by volunteer leadership.

The American Legion’s success depends entirely on active membership, participation and volunteerism. The organization belongs to the people it serves and the communities in which it thrives.

Chicagoland American Legion Posts

Lincoln Square
American Legion Tattler Post 973 

4355 N Western Ave,
Chicago, IL 60618 (773) 588-5809
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Bucktown
American Legion FDR Post 923

1824 W Cortland St,
Chicago, IL 60622 (773) 278-0093
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Lincoln Park
American Legion Wayne Wright Post 1052

1258 West Wrightwood Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60614 (773) 935-3486

Berwyn, Illinois
American Legion Commodore Barry Post 256

6919 Roosevelt Road,
Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 484-9599
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Evanston, Illinois
American Legion Evanston Post 42

1030 Central Street,
Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 475-9076
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Little Village
American Legion Perez Manuel Jr Post 1017

2658 South Hamlin Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60623 (773) 522-9315
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Pilsen
American Legion Dorman-Dunn Post 547

2129 West Cermak Road,
Chicago IL 60608 (773) 523-1315
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Cicero, Illinois
American Legion Cicero Post 96

5820 West 35th Street,
Cicero, IL 60804 (708) 652-4341
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McKinley Park
American Legion Darius Girenas Mc Kinley Post 271

1956 West 35th Street,
Chicago, IL 60709 (773) 254-4522
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Edison Park
American Legion Edison Park Post 541

6755 W. Northwest Hwy.,
Chicago IL 60631 847-921-8738
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