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Department has 4 new (refurbished) sealed laptops along with the laptop case available free to any post that would want them for the Post to use for mylegion.org access and other post functions. We have heard often that posts cant afford a laptop or computer to do the work online so here is an opportunity for you to eliminate to cost of purchasing one. This is a first come first serve basis. You can email me Jim Talaska at jtalaska@illegion.org to claim one for your post. I also have laptop cases for free I believe there are 7 of them total. We will ship the items to the Post but the Post will be responsible for the postage. ... See MoreSee Less
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The American Legion Department of Illinois
Lunch today with Department leadership and The National Commander James Troiola ... See MoreSee Less
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The weekly reports for the SAL and TAL are back up and running sorry for any confusion. ... See MoreSee Less
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Oratorical Contest Winners 

Congratulations to the winners of this years oratorical contest.  Winners List


American Legion State Tournament

Here is a link to this years American Legion State Golf Tournament in Danville, Illinois, Autust 5-6, 2023. Tournament Entry Form

Scam Alert!  MyLegion App (Android/Apple)

There is an unauthorized “My Legion App” currently available from the Android and Apple stores.  The app was created by an organization identified as “Giant Killer”.  Please do not engage with this seller as they do not have permission to use our likeness.

Please do warn Legionnaires and Posts the application is a scam and is charging a monthly fee.  National has no plans produce a fee for service app.  We are actively working on a mobile application focused on helping local Posts and individual members.

When our official app is ready, it will be announced through official Legion channels and will be identified with The American Legion as the “seller” once published to the stores.

The direct web access to mylegion.org has not change and remains an official means of distributing information and updating records.

Department Photo Contest

Here is the link for this years photo contest.  Photos are due into department by Friday prior to convention.  See the flyer for details.  As they say, "A photo is worth a thousand words."  Here is a chance to really tell the American Legion story through a single photo. Brochure link

Convention Exhibitor Space

Department convention exhibitor space applications are now available. Exhibitor Application


Chaplains Award District Nominations due at Department
Jun 6 all-day
Special Olympics – Summer Games, Normal IL
Jun 9 @ 5:30 pm – Jun 11 @ 5:00 pm
Department Convention @ BOS Center
Jul 11 – Jul 16 all-day

104TH Department Convention  July 11 – 16, 2023, Springfield, Illinois Forms & Flyers:

The below links will be updated as we get closer to the convention date. They are left here as placards to remind the organizers of items that need updating.  None of the old links currently are active from the old site.

2023 Convention Exhibitor Booth Space 

Wyndham Springfield Reservations

President Abraham Lincoln Springfield Doubletree Reservations

2023 Convention Housing Form

2023 Convention Agenda

2023 Hospitality Rooms

2023 American Legion Caucuses

2023 Chaplains Conference

2023 Thank You Commander Party

2023 Legion Riders Parade/Show / Meeting

2023 Legion Riders Pre Convention Ride

2023 Freedom Fest

2023 Lincoln Museum Poster

2023 Camp Site Flyer

2023 American Legion Joint Family Reception

2023 Commander & President Dinner

2022 Springfield and Post’s 32 & 809 Welcome Activities   Highlighted in Flyer – Shuttle Service hours, Post 32 and 809, Illinois State Military Museum, Freedom Fest

103rd Convention Minutes

103rd Convention DEC Minutes

2022 State Resolution List

2022 National Resolutions List


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