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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October 2020



The Elmhurst American Legion THB Post 187 would like to invite you to our first, Inaugural Nashville Songwriter Benefit on October 30, 2020. We hope you'll join us for this one of a kind benefit for the Elmhurst American Legion THB Post 187. This socially distanced event will offer an intimate peek behind the curtain of what Nashville songwriting and performing is all about.

Join us for a special evening with hit Nashville songwriters, Steve Bogard and Jason Sever from 7-10pm on October 30th. What makes this so incredibly unique is the audience truly gets an up close and personal evening hearing the stories behind the songs and the writer's performance. The audience will recognize many radio hits throughout several decades and might even hear one that will become the next big hit! There is an inclusiveness with this event that you won’t find anywhere else. The audience will have the privilege of listening to the original music written and performed by the writer himself and hear first hand stories behind the songs.  

Some of the songs you’ll recognize are from artists like: George Strait, Etta James, Dierks Bentley, Tim McGraw, Martina McBride, Dylan Scott, Dustin Lynch, Gary Allen, Luke Bryan and many many more!

Both writers support the VA and Jason and Steve plan on spending time with one special and local veteran and his/her story. Their collaboration will come to life through a song they plan on performing live for all of us to hear first!

We hope you’ll consider joining us for this special fundraiser that supports our Elmhurst American Legion THB Post 187.

Tickets are now SOLD OUT to meet State Co-Vid occupancy restrictions. More information is on the Elmhurst Chamber website:


October 30th, 2020  7:00-10:00 pm     Beer and wine included - Food a la carte offered      Masks required - Social distancing observed




Corona virus update

October 21, 2020: 

Excerpts from the Chicago Tribune:

Illinois is rolling back reopening restrictions across a wide swath of suburban Chicago this week as the state continues to see a major resurgence of COVID-19. Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced Tuesday afternoon that starting later this week, indoor service will be prohibited once again at restaurants and bars in DuPage, Kane, Will and Kankakee counties, an area that’s home to more than 1 in 6 Illinois residents. 

Roughly a third of Illinois’ 102 counties and a quarter of its residents soon will be living under stricter rules aimed at slowing the spread of the coronavirus as the state attempts to rein in a resurgent pandemic. Starting Friday, indoor service at bars and restaurants will be prohibited in DuPage, Kane, Will and Kankakee counties, an area that’s home to more than 1 in 6 Illinois residents, Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Tuesday. The two regions that comprise DuPage, Kane, Will and Kankakee counties are the latest to see their economic reopenings partially rolled back after experiencing spikes in the percentage of coronavirus tests returning positive results. As of Saturday, the seven-day average of positivity rates in the regions remained above a state-established threshold of 8% for the third straight day, triggering the clampdown.

Status of 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.  
As noted in the above promotion, we are hosting the Nashville Songwriter fundraiser on October 30th. The event is now sold out to meet State occupancy restrictions. 
We are NOT resuming Friday Fish Fry and Weekly Entertainment as was planned for November.   
Leadership has decided to keep this year's 2020 Military Ball postponed 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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