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Post 690 Events, Announcements & News

Upcoming Events

Here are the upcoming events at Post 690...


  • Join Post 690 for our annual Fish Fry. It all starts on Friday, February 16th, through Friday, March 29th, 2024. We will be serving cod, mac & cheese, tots, bread, salad and dessert. $15.00 per person, Veterans are $11.00 and children 10 & under $5.00. Doors open at 5:45 pm until 8:00 pm. Dine in only. See Fish Fry for more information.

  • The next BINGO will be on February 24th, then March 9th, 2024. The early bird game is at 6:30 pm. Doors open at 6:00 pm.

  • The monthly Veterans Movie Night is on Monday, March 25th, 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.

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.

Fantastic Opportunity for Palatine-Area Young Men!  


Palatine-area High School Juniors and Families. Did you know the American Legion of Illinois is once again hosting Boys State June 8-14 at Eastern Illinois University and Post 690 can help you get there?   American Legion Illinois Premier Boys State is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for high school students. At Boys State, participants learn the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of citizenship. The hands-on political and governmental elements of the program center around creating and facilitating city, county, and state governments. It’s an exciting program and you will meet and make friends from across the State of Illinois.  


 If you are interested in this prestigious program with alumni such as Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito, Neil Armstrong, and Michael Jordon, please see the following website,  Once you are registered Palatine Post 690 may be able to sponsor and support your admission.  Please see the website and good luck!

Important LegioMembership Information


Legionnaires, did you know you can find all your membership information in your account at  The American Legion uses your contact information in to keep you up to date regarding important announcements and programs offered to members. You need to ensure your account information is correct. Please go to, log into your account, and update your contact information.

New Legion Member Sign-Up

Hey Legionaries! Sign up a new member and you will receive a 2024 Membership Pin. Sign up two new members and receive a special edition National Commander Dog Tag. Membership forms are available here or at the Post. Please include a DD-214 with the new member's application.

Questions about any of the above membership programs, contact Jim Kott at

Custom Apparel Store

Mission-Minded Marketing Solutions To Nurture Your Cause is offering American Legion, Sons of the American Legion, and American Legion Auxiliary apparel with the appropriate family logo and customized for Post 690. To see what they have to offer and to place an order for delivery to your home, office, or as a gift, go to the Custom Apparel Store.

Chicago Warriors

The Chicago Warriors Hockey Program is the military veteran team of the Chicago Blackhawks and was founded in 2015 in conjunction with the USA Disabled Hockey Program to give veterans who have been injured or disabled in the course of their service the opportunity to play hockey in an environment suited to their needs. The program trains them in skills needed to use hockey as a rehabilitation tool to overcome physical and mental disabilities sustained in their service to the nation, for more information and to see the Warriors schedule visit Chicago Warriors.


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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