Thursday, June 14th, 2018


Would you like to play Lightning? The American Legion at 830 N. Liberty St. is open to the public to play Lightning on Thursdays during Family Burger & Steak Night. We play four games of Lightning starting shortly after 6 pm. The winnings ranged from $46 to $66 for the games played on June 7th. The night ended with 37 unopened tabs on the jackpot board for a $3,500 jackpot.

Upcoming Events:

*  June 12th, Post 57 Regular Post meeting (Elections), 7pm

*  June 13th, Sons of American Legion Spaghetti Night, 5pm - 7pm

*  June 14th, Flag Day Ceremony with Elks, 4pm

*  June 17th, Father's Day Breakfast, 9am - Noon

*  June 22nd, VA Benefit Day, 9:30am - 2:00pm

*  June 24th, Country Line Dancing, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

*  July 4th, Independence Day, Elgin and South Elgin Parades and Steak Fry

*  July 10th, Post 57 Regular Post meeting (Officer Installation), 7pm

*  July 11th Sons of American Legion Spaghetti Night, 5pm - 7pm

*  July 12 - 15, American Legion Illinois State Department Convention,      Springfield, Illinois

* July 15th, Country Line Dancing, 5:00pm - 9:00pm

*  July 18th, Laotion Veteran's Day Ceremony

*  July 27th, VA Benefit Day, 9:30am - 2:00pm

*  July 28th, American Legion Post 57 Family Picnic

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Welcome to American Legion Post 57 in Elgin, Illinois. Elgin Post 57 was chartered in 1919. We are over 600 members strong with a keen sense of friendship and camaraderie. Members are from all branches of the military service and date back to World War II. We invite all veterans to visit our post during monthly meetings which are held every second Tuesday of the month at 1900 hours. If you have questions about the American Legion or joining, please see below or contact us here.

Take advantage of the services and events we offer. We are open for lunch and dinner most days, and offer Bingo, Lightning, and Private Party hall rentals. 

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So when you really want to support those organizations that truly make a difference. Donate to the American Legion Elgin Post 57. This money helps us to continue to fund the American Legion Baseball team (Juniors and Seniors in High School), Boy State, Girl's State; Gifts to Hospitalized Veterans, Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) to help veterans with children secure housing and food and monetary assistance to local veterans and military families in need.

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Post Open to Members From
10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. MONDAY - THURSDAY
10:00 A.M. to 10:00 P.M. FRIDAY - SATURDAY
10:00 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. SUNDAY

American Legion Post 57 
820 N. Liberty Street 
Elgin, IL 60120 

Canteen Manager 847-741-1669 

Canteen Phone 847-741-1684 

Kitchen Phone 847-741-8143 

Adjutant's office 847-741-2358

LUNCH:  Tues - Fri, 11:30am - 1:00pm


FISH FRY:  Fridays, 4:00pm - 7:00pm


BINGO:                   Fridays,                       Early Bird 7:00pm    Bingo 7:30pm                     Sundays,                            Early Bird 1:30pm             Bingo 2:00pm


Family Burger and Steak NightThursdays,

5:30pm - 7:30pm



Together, we make a difference 

The American Legion provides life-changing assistance and guidance for veterans, military personnel, their families and communities in thousands of ways every day around the world. Help comes in the form of personal assistance, cash grants, donated goods, disaster relief, labor, networking, volunteerism and advocacy.

More Reasons to Join The American Legion 

Free Subscription to The American Legion Magazine 

Our nation's leaders speak directly to citizens on the pages of The American Legion Magazine. The American Legion's organizational goals are promoted using the words of talented writers, professional journalists, and world leaders. 

Benefits Assistance 

The American Legion offers expert advice, support and representation for veterans and families seeking government benefits they are eligible to receive at the federal, state and local levels. 

Career Assistance 

Hundreds of job fairs and career events every year, all across the map, are coordinated, sponsored, promoted or produced by The American Legion. American Legion business workshops also help veterans and their families pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. 

Comfort for the Recovering 

Operation Comfort Warriors helps active-duty military personnel and newly discharged veterans recover and adjust to lifestyle changes. 

Education Assistance 

The American Legion conducts student-veteran roundtables, networks with Student Veterans of America as well as college campuses, and works with agencies to better apply military experience toward professional and vocational licenses and certification credits. 

Family and Community Support

 Cash grants and volunteer aid are among the ways The American Legion reaches out to families of military servicemembers and veterans during times of financial difficulty, short-handedness at home or natural disaster. 

Financial Services 

The American Legion and USAA, two organizations driven by the same values for nearly a century, are allied through a “preferred provider” relationship that connects Legionnaires with the best advice and service in banking, insurance and personal finance. 

Homeless Veteran Outreach 

The American Legion offers hundreds of opportunities for homeless veterans across the country, including temporary housing, mentoring and job training. 

Honor and Remembrance 

American Legion honor guards provide official services at thousands of veteran funerals around the world each year. The Legion is also a leader at every level in the establishment and maintenance of memorials and monuments that honor military sacrifice. 

Member Discounts 

The American Legion offers members and their families practical, money-saving discounts that can easily save many times the cost of annual membership dues. 

Advocacy in Washington 

The American Legion is the nation's most influential, effective and dependable advocate of veteran affairs fighting for better active-duty pay, improved housing for active-duty families and helping to ensure that the VA's medical system can properly care for veterans. 

Volunteer Opportunities 

The American Legion offers volunteer opportunities that fulfill needs in local communities throughout the country and beyond. The Legion and the Sons of The American Legion provide millions of hours of free community service, assistance at VA medical facilities and help at military installations each year.




May 2018
June 2018


Commander....................Craig A. Essick
Sr. Vice Commander.......Herbert Enerson
Jr. Vice Commander.......Open
Sat-At-Arms.....................Em Ramangkoun
Finance Officer...............Tricia L. Dieringer
Service Officer................Donald J. Sleeman
Adjutant......................... Roy E. Parker
Chaplain..........................Richard C. Hamilton
Historian..........................Earl Donoho 

Executive Committee.....Robert Balsamo, Norman Bellows, Daniel Kaszuba,
                                              Gordon Steinway, Daniel Symonds, Donald Sleeman, 

                                              Eugene Wilkening

(847) 741-2358  FAX (847) 741-5273



We can offer some Veteran's Assistance via our Forms page. Click here to visit this page. 

For more information about the American Legion in Illinois, please visit the American Legion Department of Illinois here.

For more information about the American Legion, links to veteran's services and programs, please visit the American Legion website here.