Upcoming Events
Thu., 11/27: Thanksgiving Day Parade (Chicago, IL)
Tune into the McDonald’s Thanksgiving Parade on WGN 9 Chicago as the Garrison will be marching in it along with many other organizations

Fri., 11/28: Festival of Lights Parade (Crystal Lake, IL)
We've been invited to take part in the Crystal Lake 2014 Festival of Lights Holiday Parade once again.

Fri., 11/28: Food Drive at Dreamland Comics (Schaumburg, IL)
Dreamland Comics will be doing a food drive for the local food pantry.

Sat., 11/29: Wedding (Hoffman Estates, IL)
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Sun., 11/30: Winter Wonderland Parade (Pekin, IL)
We have been invited back to march in the parade. This years them is "FROZEN".

12/2: Lurie's Children Hospital Visit (Chicago, IL)

12/6: Nexu Clan Fan Fil Shooting (Pekin, IL)

12/7: ToyCon Charity Show (Bridgeview, IL)

12/21: Family Pops Concert (Joliet, IL)

1/10: John Williams Tribute (Rockford, IL)

 
Legion News
The 501st Legion Trooper of the Month for September 2014
September saw two nominations for Legion Trooper of the Month. Jim Cembrook, SL-7287 of Florida Garrison , headed up a Legion-wide merchandise run of police-style badges, so that our members can better keep Order in the galaxy. Handling a massive...

501st Mission Spotlight: Crocus Expo, Moscow
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/RussianOutpost-Troopers_zps829ca013.jpg At the beginning of October, the 501st Legion's Russian Outpost had their main event of this year - the first true Russian Comic Con...

The 501st Legion Trooper of the Month for August 2014
There were no less than four nominees for August's Legion Trooper of the Month! Every one of them has gone out of their way (in some cases literally!) for the benefit of their local unit and for the 501st as a whole. This month's title went to Nicky...

The 501st Legion Trooper of the Month for July 2014
We had three nominees for Legion Trooper of the Month for July 2014, and each of them has gone above and beyond the call of duty. Andrew Kudryavtsev, TK-25007 of the Russian Outpost was nominated for designing and building a professional-grade, Death...

In Memoriam: Scott Smith TI-42167
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/ScottSmith-554crop_zpsc86446ae.jpg Scott "Cajunwolfe" Smith, IC-42167 of the 501st Legion?s Bast Alpha Garrison, passed away on the 5th of October, 2014. His...

501st Mission Spotlight: Induction of TI-77400
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/PeterAllen-Line-up_zpsbd695349.jpg What started out as a simple request to have someone recognized as an honorary member of the New England Garrison quickly evolved into...

The 501st Legion Trooper of the Month for June 2014
In June, we had two Legion Trooper of the Month nominees: Thomas Gardner of Carolina Garrison and Jody McQuarters of the Midwest Garrison . Both troopers have been instrumental in long-term planning for major events within their units. It's this kind...

The 501st Legion Trooper of the Month for May 2014
The 501st had no less than six nominees in May for Legion Trooper of the Month! Showing the great breadth of the Legion's good influence across the world, the runner-up nominees were: Fabrizio Prosperi, TR-5055 , of Belgium: FanWars Garrison; Jay D....

In Memoriam: Barbara Pallor TI-1729
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/BarbaraPallor-crop554_zps3de45cde.jpg Barbara ?Bärbel? Pallor (TI-1729) of the 501st Legion?s Austrian Garrison, passed away on the 17th of September, 2014. Formerly a...

The 501st Legion Trooper of the Month for April 2014 is...
April had two great nominees for Legion Trooper of the Month, both of whom have lent their time and skill toward helping new members complete their costumes and achieve their dreams of joining the Fighting 501st: Brian Robinson, TK-2918 of Garrison...

 
Neighboring Units
Wisconsin Garrison
Wisconsin

Bloodfin Garrison
Indiana

Midsouth Garrison
Kentucky & Tennessee

Central Garrison
N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Minnesota, & Iowa

70th Explorers Garrison
Kansas & Missouri

Northern Darkness Garrison
Northern 22 counties of Indiana

Nar Shadaa Base
Rebel Legion - Wisconsin & Illinois

 
Event Calendar
NOTE:
  • An event only appears on the calendar below once it has been confirmed and all details set. Days that appear to be free below may already have events in the planning stages under way.
  • At least a month's advanced notice is appreciated for event planning. As a reminder, we are not professional entertainers or actors and all of our activities are done on a volunteer basis only.
  • Even with a free day and sufficient advanced notice, we cannot guarantee availability for events, again due to the fact that we are all volunteers who do this in our spare time.
Legend:
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Direct link to topic thread on our forum. Most are restricted to 501st/Rebel Legion members only due to private planning details. Members must log onto the forum to view the topic thread.
Private events include birthday parties, weddings, and other events not open to the public for drop-ins. Forum topics may contain address and contact information of private parties, and as such, a direct forum link is not provided for security purposes.

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Events for May 5, 2012

Free Comic Book Day Frankfort :: Frankfort, IL

Join the MWG at AF Books for Free Comic Book Day
Star Wars Day at Miller Park Zoo :: Bloomington, IL

It's an afternoon of family fun with Star Wars attire encouraged. See special animal enrichment activities with the sci-fi theme.
Slackers CDs & Games-Free Comic Book Day :: Alton, IL

Our presence has been requested again to make an appearance at Slackers on Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day :: Portage, IN

For the 6th year in a row Sparky, of Lightspeed Hobbies, has invited the MWG to come out for Free Comic Book Day.
Free Comic Book Day :: Champaign, IL

Join the MWG at G-Mart for Free Comic Book Day
Free Comic Book Day :: Grayslake, IL

Join the MWG at Free Comic Book Day at Jay's Comics
Transplant Send Off :: Arlington Heights, IL

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Free Comic Book Day at Twilight Comics :: Shiloh, IL

The MWG, who have attended the last four years, have been requested to make an appearance at Twilight Comics
Free Comic Book Day at Comic Quest :: Evansville, IN

Join the MWG and the Bloodfin Garrison as they attend FCBD at Comic Quest
Coal City Library :: Coal City, IL

The library is hoping to have like a star wars jeopardy that the attendees and characters can play
No Mo Chemo Celebration :: Hudson, IL

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