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
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
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
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.