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Post 690 Events, Announcements & News



We're back! The Legion will reopen on Thursday, September 21st. As you enter, please note the new exterior stairs. The project isn't quite done yet, but it sure looks good so far. Thanks for your patience.


Upcoming Events

Here are the upcoming events at Post 690...

  • BINGO on September 23rd. Then October 14th and 28th. Early bird game at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

  • Veterans Movie Night on September 25th at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 5:30 pm. All veterans invited.

  • Golf Outing on September 30th at Palatine Hills. Includes steak dinner at Post 690.

  • Bears Tail Gate in the Back Lot on October 15th. More details to follow.

  • Halloween Pancake Breakfast on October 28th. Come in your favorite costume.

EXPO at Falcon Park

The Chamber of Commerce Business Expo and Community Showcase will be held at Falcon Park in Palatine on September 23rd from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. The American Legion Post 690 Honor Guard will be present along with a booth to answer questions about the American Legion programs and membership opportunities. Please come out and become better acquainted with the Palatine Chamber or Commerce members and see the American Legion in action. Details are available at the Palatine Chamber of Commerce website.

Free Veteran's Movie Night

The next Veteran's Movie Night will be on Monday, September 25th, 2023. Even though the post is normally closed on Mondays, it will be open the evening of August 28th for a free military movie, selected just for veterans.  This is a great opportunity to meet some old friends and maybe make a few new ones. The event will be held in the Post 690 Club Room at 122 W. Palatine Road, Palatine. This month's movie is Unbroken. Please come and join us for this veteran only event. Bring a veteran friend. All veterans are invited--members and non-members. If you are a veteran and would like a ride to and from the movie event, please contact the American Legion Post 690 at 847.359.1606.

Annual Golf Outing

The American Legion Post 690 Golf Outing is now accepting tee times and dinner reservations for the 2023 outing and dinner. The annual event will again be held at Palatine Hills Golf Course and the American Legion Club Hall on September 30th. For more information click on American Legion Post 690 Golf Outing. Make your reservations early, this event is always a sell out.

Honor Flight Honorees

Two members of American Legion Post 690, Paul Clausell and Jim Brenner, recently had the opportunity to be a part of an Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. The multi day event sponsored by the Veterans Network of Northern Illinois, included a chartered round trip flight, hotel and meal accommodations, ceremonies, escorted visits to many of the monuments in Washington, D.C. and a "Welcome Back" at McHenry High School. The veterans travel as a group and it's free to the participating veterans. There are several photos of the trip in the Photos section.

If you are a Chicago area veteran of the WWII through Vietnam eras and interested in participating in a Honor Flight, contact Veterans Network of Northern Illinois or Honor Flight Chicago.


Illinois State Convention

Several officers from the Post 690 American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary recently attended the American Legion Illinois State Convention in Springfield. The convention is held annually as the first major event of the Legion year. This year Post 690 presented a check for $3000.00 to Gifts To The Yanks Who Gave. The Gifts to the Yanks Who Gave program, which was instituted in 1944 to help remember hospitalized veterans, distributes Christmas gifts annually to veteran patients at all of the VA hospitals, extended care facilities and local nursing homes in Illinois. The program is administered by the American Legion, Department of Illinois, with the support of American Legion posts and auxiliary units throughout the state.

2023-2024 Post 690 Officers

The new officers for 2023-2024 have been elected and recently inducted. To see the individual family officers, click on the appropriate link below:

American Legion Officers

Sons of the American Legion Officers

American Legion Auxiliary Officers

SALUTE Micro Marathon

SALUTE, Inc. is sponsoring a .26 (just a quarter of a mile) marathon on September 21st from 5:30-7:30 pm at the Rosemont Entertainment District. For more information, visit

Wally Degner Plaza Phase III

Post 690 is now accepting donations for bricks to be added to Wally Degner Plaza. The Plaza is located in front of the Legion building along Palatine Road. It was dedicated in 2022 as a tribute to veterans and their families. If you would like to have an inscribed brick added to the Plaza, complete the Brick Order Form  and mail it (or drop it off) to address on the form. We anticipate installing the bricks in the late fall.

Help USA Troops Is Back

Help USA Troops and American Legion Post 208 in Arlington Heights are planning the first post COVID packing and shipping event for October 21st and 22nd. For more information and volunteer sign up go to


We are the Palatine, Illinois Post 690 of the American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary. Our family of chartered organizations work together in providing a fraternal group of veterans, sons of veterans and those closely related to veterans.

The American Legion

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 service members and veterans.

Current  Legion Post 690 Officers

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The Sons of the American Legion

Although Sons has its own membership, the organization is not a separate entity. Rather, the Sons of the American Legion (SAL) is a program of The American Legion. Many Legionnaires hold dual membership in the Sons of the American Legion.

Current SAL Post 690 Officers

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The American Legion Auxiliary

Founded in 1919, The American Legion Auxiliary has nearly 1 million members from all walks of life. The Auxiliary administers hundreds of volunteer programs, gives tens of thousands of hours to its communities and to veterans, and raises millions of dollars to support its own programs, as well as other worthwhile charities familiar to Americans. It is all accomplished with volunteers.

Current Auxilary Officers

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American Legion Post 690

Originally founded by the Palatine veterans of World War I, Post 690 is located in downtown Palatine, Illinois. American Legion Post 690 has been serving veterans, veteran families and the public since 1924 when it was granted its charter. The post provides support through the post's American Legion, Sons of the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary.


​​​Proceeds from Post 690 hospitality, hall rentals and other events allows us to provide veteran related programs and services. Allowing us to serve you, allows us to serve the veteran community in need.​


Stop in, find out more and and join the American Legion Post 690 Family. You can view our current and upcoming meetings and events here.

Post 690 hosts and manages the Club Room, open to the public everyday. The Club Room is a great place to meet your friends or to just come in and enjoy some American Legion hospitality.

The post has recently renovated The Club Hall which can be reserved for receptions, birthday parties and meetings. The Hall can be configured to meet your needs. Outside catering is available. Beverage and bartender service can be provided.



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American Legion Post 690
122 West Palatine Road
Palatine, Illinois
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The membership of Palatine Post 690 of the American Legion is asking for donations to assist in its efforts to make improvements to the Legion Hall.

Donations to help with the improvements may be made payable to the American Legion Post 690.


Donation Fund Form can be mailed to:

American Legion Post 690 Donations
122 West Palatine Road
Palatine, IL 60067

Donations may also be made through PayPal using the link below.

American Legion Post 690 is a 501(c)(19) designated organization under the Internal Revenue Code and your pledge payments may be deductible from personal income taxes to the maximum amount permitted by law.

Currently, we are collecting donations through PayPal. Please click below and contribute.

Thank you.

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Commander Paul Clausell accepts a donation from the Palatine Rotary Club.

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