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The VFW traces its 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.

In their misery, some of these veterans banded together and formed organizations with what would become known as the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. After chapters were formed in Ohio, Colorado and Pennsylvania, the movement quickly gained momentum. By 1915, membership grew to 5,000; by 1936, membership was almost 200,000.

Logan Square
VFW Post 2839 Logan Avondale
3009 North Kedzie Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60618. (773) 463-6748
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Bridgeport
VFW Post 5079 Bridgeport
3152 South Wallace Street
Chicago, IL 60616 (312) 326-9183
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Skokie, Illinois
VFW Post 3854 Skokie Valley
7401 Lincoln Avenue,
Skokie, IL 60076 (847) 673-9781
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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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Archer Heights
VFW Post 8821 Ted Stempien
5104 South Archer Avenue
Chicago, IL 60632
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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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Brookfield, Illinois
VFW Post 3940 Joshua Harris
8844 Ogden Ave
Brookfield IL 60513 (708) 485-9670
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