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About Us

We are the State Headquarters of The American Legion. Chartered by Congress in 1919, The American Legion was founded as a patriotic, mutual-help, war-time veterans organization. We are a community-service organization which now numbers over 105,000 members in Illinois, in over 800 local Posts. These Posts are organized into Divisions, Districts and Counties. Each Division, District and County has officers who provide leadership in their respective areas. In addition to these officers, we elect or appoint a number of state-level officers and committee chairmen each year to conduct the programs of The American Legion.

The State Headquarters is located at 2720 E. Lincoln St., in Bloomington, Illinois , with additional offices in Chicago. In addition to thousands of volunteers serving in leadership and program roles in local communities, the state headquarters has a regular staff of about 12 employees.

Each year we conduct numerous programs of interest and benefit to veterans, their families and communities. Programs such as Premier Boys State, Youth Police School, American Legion Baseball, High School Oratorical Contests, Boy Scouts, Blood Donor Donations, and Child Safety.

Various scholarships are offered youth through one of more of our programs. This is only a sampling of the many excellent programs of The American Legion. More information, on each program will be available in our Programs area (as it is developed) or through the National Headquarters site.

We hope you will visit us often.

Contact Us

American Legion State Headquarters
2720 E. Lincoln St.
Bloomington, IL 61704
Phone: (309)663-0361
Fax: (309)663-5783

Paul Gardner

Cheri Stanton
Sr. Vice Commander


Marty Conatser, Adjutant

Gary Jenson, Assistant Adjutant

Christy Rich, Executive Sec.


Veterans Affairs & Rehabilitation Office
2122 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312 980-4266
Fax: 312- 706-6675


Larry Moore

Wayne Wagner
Alt. N.E.C.


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