WHO WE ARE
The 8th District of the 1st
Division of the Department of Illinois was created in
1936. Demographic changes in the Chicago area overloaded
the then 4th District which generated the
creation of the 8th District.
Our mission is to provide coordination and support for
and between our Posts, provide council on local issues
as needed, and represent the Posts on Division and
Department issues and meetings.
8th Districtís geographic coverage is all
American Legion Posts in southern IL Cook County suburbs
of Chicago, being south of Chicagoís city limits, east
and north of Will County and west of the IL/IN state
As of July 2016 we have twenty five (22) Posts and over
3500 Legion members.
While the 8th District has monthly meetings,
hosted by a different Post each month, in addition a
District Officer also visits each Post in the District
at least once each year to listen to local issues and
discuss Legion programs, etc.