VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS

The largest and oldest war veterans service organization

VFW of Illinois

The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States is a nonprofit veterans service organization comprised of eligible veterans and military service members from the active, guard and reserve forces.

We trace our roots back to 1899 when veterans of the Spanish-American War (1898) and the Philippine Insurrection (1899-1902) founded local organizations to secure rights and benefits for their service. Many arrived home wounded or sick. There was no medical care or veterans’ pension for them, and they were left to care for themselves.

The voice of the VFW was instrumental in establishing the Veterans Administration, development of the national cemetery system, in the fight for compensation for Vietnam vets exposed to Agent Orange and for veterans diagnosed with Gulf War Syndrome. In 2008, we won a long-fought victory with the passing of a GI Bill for the 21st Century, giving expanded educational benefits to America’s active duty service members, and members of the guard and reserves, fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan. We were the driving force behind the Veterans Access and Accountability Act of 2014, and continually fight for improved VA medical centers services for women veterans.

They have many programs and services that work to support veterans, service members and their families, as well as communities worldwide. Please check out their latest fact sheet or spend some time browsing our site to learn why No One Does More For Veterans.

Chicagoland VFW Posts

Logan Square
VFW Post 2839 Logan Avondale

3009 North Kedzie Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60618. (773) 463-6748
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North Riverside, IL
VFW Post 2378 North Riverside

2622 Des Plaines
North Riverside, Illinois 60546 (773) 793-9607
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Bridgeport
VFW Post 5079 Bridgeport

3152 South Wallace Street
Chicago, IL 60616 (312) 326-9183
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Archer Heights
VFW Post 8821 Ted Stempien

5104 South Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60632
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Niles, Illinois
VFW Niles Memorial Post 3579

6839 N. Milwaukee Ave. Suite 100
Niles IL, 60714 (847) 825-4588
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Montclare
VFW Post 1284 Monteclare

6940 West Diversey Avenue
Chicago, IL 60707 (773) 385-8269
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Brookfield, Illinois
VFW Post 3940 Joshua Harris

8844 Ogden Ave
Brookfield IL 60513 (708) 485-9670
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Streamwood, Illinois
VFW Post 5151 Arnold/Heath Memorial

520 South Bartlett Road
Streamwood, IL 60107 (630) 483-0055
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