Poppy Days are here. This year, The American Legion Family at Post 690 is asking for online donations to help support our efforts to make this year's Poppy Days a success. View Honoring Our Fallen Memorial Day 2020 video on YouTube. Then please go to Poppy Days for more information and contribute what you can.
Thank you.

Memorial Day

Please view Honoring Our Fallen Memorial Day 2020 video. Your contributions will help us to continue providing veteran and community programs in the Palatine, Illinois area. Contributions may be made at Poppy Days.

COVID-19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak and in accordance with the State of Illinois, American Legion Post 690 Club Room and Club Hall remain closed. We are hoping that we are approaching a solution to open soon. Additionally, Post 690 public events have been cancelled or postponed. Most events will be rescheduled once the outbreak has subsided. The American Legion Family continues to remotely conduct planning meetings in anticipation of resuming our work to support our veterans and community. Please check back for more information. We will provide updates as they become available.​

For more information regarding COVID-19 and how you can help slow the spread, visit coronavirus.gov.​​​​

Thank You Wally and Janet Degner!

Wally and Janet Degner, long time members of the Post 690 American Legion Family, recently made a donation to renovate the Post 690 M5 Anti-Tank Gun. The gun is located on the south side of the Legion Hall. It is easily seen by all as they pass on Palatine Rd. Due to the Chicago weather and length of time the gun has been at the Legion, it is due for a little TLC. Wally and Janet's donation now makes that possible. Thank you Wally and Janet. It's people like you that help us accomplish the community programs we are dedicated too.​​

Wally and Janet Degner presenting their generous donation to Senior Vice Commander Paul Clausell.


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 faternal 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.


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 is a program of The American Legion. Many Legionnaires hold dual membership in the Sons of the American Legion.


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.



We are veterans serving veterans.


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.

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 also 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.

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.



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Upcoming Post 690 Events...

CANCELLED. The American Legion Auxiliary's annual Fish Fry is back!! It all starts on Friday, February 21st and continues every Friday through April 10th. Doors open at 5:45 pm and service runs until 8:00 pm. Adults are $12.00, children are $5.00. Oh yeah, did I mention it's all you can eat too.

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Our next Bingo event will be on Saturday, March 21st. Doors open at 6:00 pm and the Early Bird Game will be at 6:30 pm. The 9 monthly games will start at 7:00 pm. $20.00 for 6 cards per game and $25.00 for 9 cards per game. In addition to Bingo, we will have raffle prizes too.

Bingo is one of our most popular events, so come early. All proceeds are used to support a variety of veteran's organizations. If you are affiliated with a veterans related organization and would like to sponsor a Bingo event, please contact us.

Upcoming 690 Club Events...

All 690 Club events have been postponed. See NOW HEAR THIS for more information.

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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 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 for National Poppy Day. Please click below

and contribute to this annual cause.

Thank you.

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


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