Chartered September 26, 1919 - Our 101st year. 

Since being chartered in 1919, our American Legion Post has been welcoming VETERANS from all branches of our Armed Forces. Today, we continue to welcome all qualified military personnel serving our country. Joining our Post enables you to continue serving your God, Country and Community. Our mission is to implement the goals, aspirations, dreams, peace and blessings for our country, friends and families embodied in our preamble below.

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November 2020


Corona virus update

November 12, 2020: 

Excerpts from the Chicago Tribune Nov. 11, 2020:

Illinois public health officials on Wednesday reported 145 coronavirus-related deaths, the most in a single day since late May and the first time the daily death toll has reached triple digits since early June. Officials urged residents to stay home — while stopping short of a stay-at-home order — as they reported 12,657 new confirmed and probable cases of COVID-19, topping the record of 12,623 set a day earlier. There have now been 523,840 cases and 10,434 coronavirus-related deaths in Illinois since the pandemic began.

Hospitalizations for COVID-19 also have reached an all-time high, with 5,042 patients reported in the hospital as of Tuesday night. The previous high was 5,037 patients on April 28. The number of people in the hospital is key to understanding the spread of the virus because case counts are a function of how many people are tested.

On Monday, Pritzker raised the possibility of a new statewide stay-at-home order, the most drastic step he’s taken to combat the virus, after saying days earlier that it wasn’t under consideration.

In a news release detailing Wednesday’s coronavirus statistics, the state health department urged residents to follow guidelines similar to those imposed during the stay-at-home order from late March to late May for the next three weeks: working from home if at all possible, limiting trips outside the home to essential activities like going to the grocery store or pharmacy or getting tested for the coronavirus, and avoiding unnecessary travel.


Status of American Legion events and programs:  
Cafe 187 will remain open with carry out service only. Daily lunch specials are from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm Monday - Friday.  We suggest you call ahead to place orders, particularly large ones. We are following all guidelines recommended by the CDC in regards to social distancing and cleaning procedures.
The Cafe 187 Bar is closed until further notice as directed by the State of Illinois. No beverages will be served.  
Saturday Afternoon Lunches are temporarily suspended at this time. 
Friday Fish Fry and Weekly Entertainment are suspended for the foreseeable future.    
Leadership has postponed this year's 2020 Military Ball until further notice. Please check back for any change in status.
Other events such as Bingo, Queen of Hearts, Post meetings, and Thanksgiving for the Recruits are still cancelled until further notice. A decision on the Christmas Party for Kids will be made soon.
Changes will be updated as they become available. We want to thank all of our Patrons for their continued support during this uneasy time. We will continue to do our part by serving you every day.
Please see the National Legion website below for CoVid-19 updates.



To the wonderful patriotic citizens and businesses of the Elmhurst community, join our Post as an Advertiser, Booster, or Sponsor. 100% of the monies raised are given back to the community. This website is a non-profit volunteer publication of T.H.B. Post 187. Help us to continue sponsoring Scholarships for our children; give aid and assistance to our local needy Veterans and their families. Help us to continue to support financially worthy community programs and projects.

If you are a local citizen, business entity, or organization, and would like to advertise on our website, please contact the Post at 630-833-7800. We will have someone get back to you. We will work with you on donation rates, publication terms, and on what category you'd like to appear in (see below), the size of copy (partial page shared with others, or full page self standing), and whether it is in color or black and white. We can also include links to your own website. Per the Legion website administrator,, the copy should be in a jpeg format for the best appearance on the site. 

You may also may wish to be a sponsor or booster of the Post. See tab "Advertising, Supporters" for our three categories of recognition: Advertisers, Boosters, and Sponsors. Existing organizations taken from the discontinued print version of The Sniper will be contacted to upgrade their copy to a web format if they wish to do so. 


Thank you in advance for your interest and support of T.H.B. Post 187! 



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