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Post 690 Events, Announcements & News

Upcoming Events

Here are the upcoming events at Post 690...


  • The next BINGO will be on April 27th, 2024. The early bird game is at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

  • The monthly Veterans Movie Night is on Monday, April 22nd, 2024. The Post is generally closed on Mondays, but once a month we open it for all Veterans, members and non-members. This is when we have a free military movie selected just for Veterans. If you have a Veteran friend or relative bring them along. The movie changes every month. This month's movie will be the continuation of Masters of the Air. The bar will be open and you can count on some free chow too. It all starts at 5:00 pm with some buddy talk. The movie starts at 6:30 pm. These fun events allow you to see a good movie and socialize with fellow Veterans.

Salute Memorial Day Run/Walk

The 21st Annual Memorial Day Weekend 2 mile Honor Walk and 4 mile Remember Fun Run will be held Saturday, May 25th at 8:00am.

Lake Arlington, 2201 N, Windsor Drive, Arlington Heights.

All proceeds from this event benefit Salute, Inc. programs.

$25 entry fee to either walk or run.

Paved course around beautiful Lake Arlington.

National Anthem at the start.

Participants receive a commemorative Salute, Inc hat.

To register click here.

Swing into Spring

Downtown Palatine Businesses is excited for their 2nd annual spring event "Swing into Spring".

Friday May 3, 2024 5-9pm.

Customers will purchase a "passport" for $10.  The purchase of a passport automatically gets them entered into winning a grand prize basket of Gift Cards from our businesses. They can also win individual store prizes if they get their passport stamped at your business. While the guest is at your place of business, they can take part in whatever specials you may be offering that evening.   Lastly, the guest needs to turn in their passport at their last store, so that they can be entered to win the grand prize and/or a prize from your store.

Please note that customers do NOT have to get to every store, but it does increase their chances of winning a prize from a store.

Veterans Exiting Homelessness

The Veteran Exiting Homelessness Program, a collaborative effort between Military Outreach USA and the Department of Veterans Affairs, seeks to provide Move‐In‐Essentials to the veteran as they transition to permanent housing.

A list of recommended Move‐In‐Essentials is provided so that there is uniformity in collections across the region.

The American Legion Post 690 will be collecting your donations from April 23 - April 30.

Drop off your donations at;

American Legion

122 W Palatine Rd

Palatine, Il

During the times below;

Tuesday       1 PM - 7 PM

Wednesday  1 PM - 7 PM

Thursday      1 PM - 7 PM

Friday           1 PM - 7 PM

Saturday       1 PM - 7 PM

Sunday         1 PM - 7 PM


Join us Saturday May 4th in celebrating Singo De Mayo with Karaoke, walking Taco Bar, and Drink Specials. 

See flier Singo De Mayo


The Wall That Heals

Post 679 (Carpentersville) is bringing the replica Vietnam Memorial Wall (The Wall That Heals) to West Dundee, IL. 

The Wall that Heals will be set up from the evening of 23 May until noon on Memorial Day, 27 May at:


Randall Oaks Park

1180 N. Randall Rd

West Dundee, IL 60118

Post 679 will be setting up a table for a few hours in the clubroom to sell challenge coins and t-shirts in order to raise funds to bring the replica Vietnam Memorial Wall (The Wall That Heals) to West Dundee, IL. 

They would set up a table in the same place as we usually set up a table for Swing into Spring or Holiday on the Town. It would be manned by two people from 4 pm to about 8 pm on Friday, 26 April.

They will also have information about the 4-day event. 

Pictures of the T-shirt and Challenge coin can be viewed here.

Post 690 is 100 Years Old

The  American Legion Post 690 is celebrating their 100th year! The American Legion was founded in 1919. Post 690 was founded in 1924. If you are a Veteran of any branch of the U.S. Armed Forces, please join us this year. If you are a relative of a Veteran you are eligible to join the Sons of the American Legion or the American Legion Auxiliary. We work as a family to support and assist Veterans and Veteran families. Stop in and see for yourself what we are all about. All Veterans and the public are invited to visit and use our Club Room or Club Hall.


Thank you for allowing Post 690 to provide their patriotic efforts to the Palatine community and for 100 years of your support. David Hammer from the Palatine Historical Society has written a brief History of American Legion Post 690.


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 60067
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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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