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
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 line.
As of July 2016 we have twenty five (22) Posts and over 3500
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.