The new Illinois Marine website is up and running. Some of the information from the old site has yet to be added but that will happen in the near future.
Please look around and if you see something that needs to be corrected or added, email me to let me know.
Welcome to The Illinois Marine web site. This site is intended to bring up-to-date information, the latest news and contact information for the Department of Illinois, Districts and all Detachments and Auxiliary Units in the state.
This site will provide real-time updates and listing of information that is of interest to Marines, friends and family. Please visit the Detachment Locator page to find out which Detachment is meeting near you. The Events page shows who is having events that you might be interested in attending or fundraisers that allow us to provide for our veterans. This web site is available to all Marines, family members and interested parties to help pass on information about the Marine Corps League. There are several downloadable forms that are listed on the Forms page. New to the site is Detachment News Letters posted in PDF format.
Congratulations to Illinois for being chosen for the 2021 National Marine Corps League Convention site.
The actual dates of the conventions will be August 9-13, 2021. Hotel dates available will be August 6-14.
At the Department of Illinois' 75th Dept. Convention, we were awarded a National Meritorious Unit Commendation by National Commandant Wendell Webb. All who were Members in Good Standing in June of 2019 are authorized to wear the National Meritorious Unit Commendation Ribbon. Ribbons will be ordered by individual detachments for their membership.
Congratulations to the Sr. Vice 2020 Department Convention Raffle winners.
The M1A1 went to Kankakee Detachment #1253
The Runner-Up was the Lincoln Detachment #607 who took the Sig Sauer Pistol.
Three applicants were selected to receive the 2020 Department of Illinois scholarship grant of $1000 each. They are:
Mr. Jax Hernandez, son of Mark Hernandez, Fox Valley MCL #1233;
Ms. Mackenna Clayton, granddaughter of Larry Olson, DuPage Marines MCL #399;
Ms. Nadia Chavez, daughter of Arturo Chavez, Grundy County MCL #1372 .
Mr. Hernandez has been accepted at the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana;
Ms. Clayton will be attending Marquette University in Madison, Wisconsin; and
Ms. Chavez will further her education at the University of St. Francis in Joliet.
Each of their essays was a unique interpretation of Semper Fidelis as well as being interesting, and heartfelt. Congratulations to all three and best
wishes for a successful future.
This link will take you to the National Website. All forms are located in the Library section. Be advised that some forms are only available by password. This password information can be requested from your Detachment Commandant.
Files coming soon.