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American Legion Post 690 Presents a $500 Donation to SALUTE, Inc. During Their Memorial Day 5K 

Post 690 Events, Announcements & News



The "Legion Home" Turns 75

On Memorial Day the American Legion Post 690 building celebrated it's 75th year as the "home" of the Post 690 Legion Family. The Legion turns 99 this year having been officially chartered in 1924. The original Palatine members started organizing in 1920. The founders of Post 690 were the World War I veterans of the Palatine area, along with the American Legion Auxiliary--then the female relatives of the returning veterans. 

In 1955, the Palatine Historical Society published a history of Palatine in observance of the Palatine Centennial. The following is an excerpt from a book published for that celebration   More...

Memorial Day Thank You

Post 690 would like to say THANK YOU to all who participated, supported and helped with the Memorial Day events. It started with the participation in the SALUTE, Inc. 5K Run, where Post 690 contributed $500 to SALUTE's efforts. The Legion conducted four ceremonies to honor our fallen comrades, along with hosting an open house at the Post home. Please check our website and Facebook page often to see information on more Post 690 events this summer.

Downtown Palatine Sidewalk Sales

The Downtown Palatine Business Association's annual Sidewalk Sales return Thursday, June 8 through Saturday, June 10, 2023. The American Legion Post 690 will be a participant in the event, along with other members of DPBA. Check out the DPMA web site for more.

Membership Monday is Coming

Please join us for our inaugural Membership Monday event on June 12th from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the American Legion Post 690. Even though the Post is normally closed on Monday, we will be open on June 12th and all Post members (Legion, SAL and Auxiliary) plus one guest are invited and encouraged to attend this social event. 


The next BINGO night will be on Saturday, June 10th, at the American Legion Post 690 Club Hall. 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 support.

Army Birthday

Come join us in the Post 690 Club Room on June 14th and help us celebrate the Army's Birthday. There will be a short presentation by Retired Colonel Roman Golash along with a birthday cake. It starts at 7:00 pm in the Club Room. See you there!

Veteran's Resource Fair

The Grand at Twin Lakes in Palatine, will be hosting the Veteran's Resource Fair on June 15th, 2023 from 9:30 am to 12:00 pm. Begin the morning with a light breakfast, then Illinois Veteran's Service Officer Shyne Murphy will be the keynote speaker followed by a Vietnam Veteran's pinning ceremony. Many veteran resources will be on-site to provide information on veteran's service and benefits. Be sure to enter the drawings and raffles too. RSVP to Sonija at 224-338-1883.

Flag Day Event

Flag Day is officially June 14th, but on Saturday, June 17, 2023 a Flag Day celebration will be conducted at the Clayson House, 224 E. Palatine Road starting at 9:30 am. The event will include speakers and representatives from the Union Veterans of the Civil War, American Legion Post 690 and the Sons of the American Legion Post 690. There will also be color and honor guard units. The ceremony will last about one hour. More information is available at the Palatine Historical Society website.

School Medal Awards

The American Legion Post 690 recently presented 16 American Legion School Medal Awards to graduating 8th graders at 8 local schools. Awards were made during the graduation ceremonies at Carl Sandberg, Immanuel Lutheran, Plum Grove, Quest Academy, St. Theresa, St. Thomas, Walter Sundling and Winston Campus Junior High Schools. The awardees are chosen by the faculty and staff of each school based on the student's qualities of CITIZENSHIP and commitment to HONOR, COURAGE, SCHOLARSHIP, LEADERSHIP and SERVICE.

The members of American Legion Post 690 would like to congratulate the 16 recipients of the 2023 American Legion School Medal Awards.

Traveling Korean War Memorial

American Legion Post 36 in Des Plaines, IL will be hosting the Traveling Korean War Memorial from June 23rd to June 25th, 2023. The Memorial will be at Lake Park, 2200 Lee Street, Des Plaines, IL. For more information visit American Legion Post 36.

Free Veteran's Movie Night

The next Veteran's Movie Night will be on Monday, June 26th, 2023. Even though the post is normally closed on Mondays, it will be open the evening of June 26th for a free military movie, selected just for veterans. 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. If you are a veteran and would like a ride to and from the movie event, please contact the American Legion Post 690 at 847.359.1606.

Hometown Fest

Palatine's annual Hometown Fest begins June 30th and runs through July 4th. The American Legion Family will be hosting two booths this year-- a food and an information booth. Please stop by. We will also be a part of this year's parade on July 1. The festival is held in Palatine's Community Park. For more information on the 4th of July events, visit Palatine Jaycee's Hometown Fest.

Help USA Troops Is Back

Help USA Troops and American Legion Post 208 in Arlington Heights are planning the first post COVID packing and shipping event for October 21st and 22nd. For more information and volunteer sign up go to


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.

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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.

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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.

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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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