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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

Hometown Fest

The 2022 65th Anniversary Palatine Jaycees Hometown Fest will take place on June 30, 2022 – July 4, 2022. The Jaycees are looking forward to hosting the 65th Anniversary Fest in 2022 and we hope you will join us! The American Legion Post 690 Family will be hosting a corn boil and cheese curd booth, a special BINGO game and participation in the parade. We are in need of post members for set up, booth volunteers, parade participation and booth tear down. You can volunteer by simply stopping by the Club Room and selecting what works for you on the sign up sheet. Please help us.

The Hometown Fest schedule:

  Thursday June 30th

     5:00 - 10:00 pm - Hometown Fest Open

  Friday, July 1st

     3:00 pm - 12:00 am - Hometown Fest Open

  Saturday, July 2nd

     12:00 pm - 12:00 am - Hometown Fest Open

     11:00 am - Parade (Members - join us)

     1:00-4:00 pm - BINGO

  Sunday, July 3rd

     12:00 pm - 12:00 am - Hometown Fest Open

     12:00 - 3:00 pm - BINGO

     9:00 pm (Dusk) - Fireworks

  Monday, July 4th

     12:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Hometown Fest Open

For more details go to the Palatine Jaycee's Hometown Fest website.

Club Room Open July 4th

Even though the Post 690 Clubroom is normally closed on Monday, this coming Monday, July 4th, we will be open from 11:00 to 5:00 pm.

Free Schaumburg Boomer Baseball

The Schaumburg Boomer's are offering free tickets (limit 4) to all former/active military personnel. The game is on July 12th, 2022, starting at 6:30 pm. To get your free military appreciation tickets go to the Schaumburg Boomers website, select Tickets and go from there. Seats are limited, so don't delay.

Free Veteran's Movie Night

It's time for another Veteran's Movie Night at Post 690. It all starts at 6:30 pm on Monday, July 25th, 2022. Even though the post is normally closed on Mondays, it will be open the evening of July 25th 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. The feature film is Greyhound, with Tom Hanks. Please come join us for this veteran only event. All veterans are invited--members and non-members.

School Medal Awards

The American Legion Post 690 presented School Medal Awards to two graduating eighth grade students each from Carl Sandberg Junior High, Immanuel Lutheran School, Plum Grove Junior High, Quest Academy, St. Theresa School, St. Thomas School, Walter Sundling Junior High School and Winston Campus Junior High. The awards recognized faculty selected students demonstrating the highest qualities of citizenship, honor, courage, scholarship, leadership and service. Post 690 is proud to once again be a part of this annual program. Congratulations to our sixteen 2022 awardees.

Flags For Sale

If you are in need of a flag, stop by the American Legion Post 690 and pick one up. We have 3'X4' flags for $20.00 each. Flag poles and mounting hardware are also available for $10.00. We also have a ready to retire flag disposal box just outside the front door. Please feel free to use it for your worn flags.

If you are interested, here is an interesting page on Flag Etiquette.

Are You a Veteran in Crisis?
The Veterans 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 Veterans 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.