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Post 690 Events, Announcements & News

Veteran's Crisis Hotline

The Veteran's Crisis Line is available for all veterans experiencing a personal crisis--24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Veteran's Crisis Line - 800-273-8255 then select 1 or 800-799-4889 for a TTY connection. You can also text 838255.

2023 Fish Fry--It's Back!

The next Friday night Fish Frys will be on March 31st from 5:45 pm to 8:00 pm. The menu features battered, air fried cod fish, tots, mac & cheese, bread, salad and dessert. All this for only $15.00 per person. Children 10 years and younger are $6.00 each. For details, go to the Fish Fry page. There will be a fish fry every Friday until Easter.

Free Veteran's Movie Night

The next Veteran's Movie Night will be on Monday, March 27th, 2023. Even though the post is normally closed on Mondays, it will be open the evening of March 27th for a free military movie, selected just for veterans. The movie will be the 2019 version of Midway. Doors open at 5:30 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. Bring a veteran friend. All veterans are invited--members and non-members.

50th Anniversary of Vietnam War Commemoration

The Daughters of the American Revolution, Signal Hill Chapter in Barrington, sponsors an annual ceremony of remembrance for living and deceased Vietnam Veterans at Evergreen Cemetery, 610 S. Evergreen Ave., Barrington at 11:00 am on March 29th. All Post 690 members, and the community at large, are invited to attend. The ceremony will include several speakers and the laying of wreaths on the graves of 37 Vietnam Veterans interned at Evergreen Cemetery.


Please join us to commemorate the Vietnam Veterans who served and those who gave their life. Thank you for remembering the Veterans of the Vietnam War.

Paint & Sip is Back for March

American Legion Post 690 is bringing back Paint & Sip for another encore! The event will be held on March 29th at 7:00 pm. Admission and supplies are just $27.00. Space is limited, so make your reservations now by simply texting 630-450-0046. Include your name, say it's for Post 690 and tell us how many people are in your party. See the Paint & Sip flyer for complete information.

BINGO for April

The next BINGO night will be on Saturday, April 8th, at the American Legion Post 690 Club Hall. The proceeds for this special BINGO will be provided to Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. Please bring one or more of the items listed on the March BINGO flyer--razors, shaving cream lotion, new books, new t-shirts, etc. These items, along with the proceeds, will be provided to Hines VA Hospital for their veteran patients.


The doors open at 6:00 pm and the Early Bird Game begins at 6:30 pm. Hope to see you there and thank you for your donation.

Legion Family Shirts Available

American Legion Post 690 is partnering with 501c Tees to provide some really cool t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies. Each shirt is custom printed with the new American Legion, Sons of the American Legion or American Legion Auxiliary logo. Additionally, each shirt includes the post number and city spelled out on the sleeve. These are Made in the USA shirts that are true to size and are quality made. Samples can be seen in the Post 690 Club Room. A variety of colors are available too. Each shirt purchased provides Post 690 a donation from 501c Tees.

For details and ordering information go to the 690 Tees page or directly to 501c Tees order site. There you can place your online order and the shirts will ship directly to you. No Club Room sales are available. Your shirt should arrive in two weeks or less.

Need A Great Spot For A Party or Event?

The Post 690 Club Hall just might be the spot for you. Take a look at what we have to offer at a really attractive price. For more information see Club Hall. View our new video--Club Hall Tour.

Wally Degner Plaza Phase II

On September 24th, the American Legion Post 690 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.


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
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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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