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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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Post 690 Events, Announcements & News

Wally Degner Plaza

On September 24th, the American Legion Post 690 will proudly dedicated the Wally Degner Plaza. The Plaza is located in front of the Post 690 building, along Palatine Road. There are a number of photographs of the Plaza and the dedication in PHOTOS. Post 690 is planning a second phase of bricks for the Plaza. To be included in Phase II, please download and complete a BRICK ORDER FORM and mail or drop it off at the American Legion Post 690, 122 W. Palatine Road, Palatine, IL, 60067. Engraved bricks are $125.00 each. If purchased by October 15, 2022, the cost is only $110.00 per brick.

BINGO is Back

The next BINGO of the season will be on October 8, 2022 then on October 22, 2022 at the American Legion Post 690 Club Hall. Through November, the American Legion Post 690 Auxiliary will be hosting two BINGO nights per month on the second and fourth Saturdays. Come early and come often!

Celebrate the Branches

The American Legion Post 690 members have introduced a new tradition at the post. We will begin celebrating the birthday of each military branch--Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, Coast Guard and Space Force. The first was on September 18th for the Air Forces's birthday. Pictures from the event are included in Photos. On October 13th at 7:00 pm we celebrate the Navy's birthday. Please join us in the Club Room for a cake cutting, comments by a veteran of the branch, a toast and singing of the branch's song. It's bound to be fun and we all just might learn something. Watch the Calendar for more birthdays.

Annual Golf Outing

The American Legion Golf Outing is happening on Friday, October 14, 2022. The event will be held at Palatine Hills Golf Course with the first tee off at 12:20 pm. Prizes will be awarded to the Winning Team, Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive, Longest Putt and "Man Up" to Pin. Following the golf game a dinner will be provided at the American Legion Post 690 Club Hall. Cost is $400 for the day. For more information go to American Legion Golf Outing.

Free Veteran's Movie Night

The Veteran's Movie Night just keeps growing. The next movie will be on Monday, October 28, 2022. Even though the post is normally closed on Mondays, it will be open the evening of October 28th for a free military movie selected just for veterans. Doors open at 5:00 pm and the movie will start at 6:30 pm. 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. Please come and join us for this veteran only event. All veterans are invited--members and non-members.

GoFundMe Help Wanted

Our newest Club Room bartender, Carly Regan, was recently diagnosed with cancer and is undergoing significant cancer treatment. 

One of her cousins started a GoFundMe fundraiser to help with her medical bills. If you would like to help, click on the GoFundMe link:

Are You a Veteran in Crisis?

The Veteran's Crisis Line is available for all veterans experiencing a personal crisis. Help is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All conversations are confidential. If you are a veteran in need of help, contact the Veteran's Crisis Line by telephoning 800-273-8255 then select 1 or 800-799-4889 for a TTY connection. You can also text 838255.

Veteran Discounts

For a list of companies offering discounts and resources for veterans and active duty personnel go to VAantage Point. There is also another organization that offers many discounts and specials for veterans through a very reasonable monthly/annual subscription--Veterans Advantage. Check them out and see if they don't have something for you.

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 Go Fund Me and PayPal. Please click below and contribute.

Thank you.

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