Upcoming Events
Sat., 2/20: Cub Scout Banquet (Washington, IL)
Banquet to celebrate cub scout crossover to next rank.

Sat., 3/5: Polar Plunge (Oakbrook, IL)
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Sat., 3/5: Birthday Party (Arlington Heights, IL)
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Sat., 3/5: Library Comic Con (Schaumburg, IL)
Schaumburg Township District Library hosted a very successful Comic Con in March 2015. It is a celebration of pop culture and comics for people of all ages.

Sat., 3/19: Interplanetar 5K Run (Peoria, IL)
This is a fun event where the Garrison usually start the kids race and cheer all age groups across the finish line.

3/20: 17th Anniversy Jersey Auction Game (Rockford, IL)

4/15: Family Fun Night (Elk Grove Village, IL)

4/24: Chicago Toy Show (St. Charles, IL)

5/7: OLPL Fan Fest (Oak Lawn, IL)

6/25: Southern Illinois Miners Professional Baseball-Star Wars Night (Marion, IL)

Legion News
501st Legion Costume Standards - First Order Stormtrooper
It?s been five months since we released our official CRL for the First Order Stormtrooper and a mere two months since The Force Awakens debuted, but the 501st Legion already has 137 approved kits out there protecting the galaxy from the insidious...

November 2015 Trooper of the Month
The 501st Legion extends its heartfelt congratulations to our November 2015 Trooper of the Month winner, Jen Belgin, aka BH 5361! http://i.imgur.com/H61lM7U.jpg In November 2015, Jen planned a formal event for the Georgia Garrison to...

The Legion Logo and R2-KT Appear in The Force Awakens
The 501st Legion extends its appreciation to J. J. Abrams, Lucasfilm and Disney for honoring us in The Force Awakens by including a variation of the Legion logo hanging proudly from a flag on the exterior of Maz Kanata's castle on the planet Takodana....

The 501st is Ready for the Awakening
http://www.501st.com/images/homepage/JJTFApremiere.png The eve of a new Star Wars film is finally upon us. We in the 501st Legion hope that you are as excited about the new film as we are! To show it, Garrisons & Outposts across...

Stormtrooper Armor Stops Bullying Yet Again
http://501stlegion.org/images/homepage/layla.png Layla is yet another young girl who was teased at school for liking Star Wars amongst other "boy" things. As a result of the bullying, Layla began to lose herself. She stopped...

Stormtrooper?s ?501 Mile Walk? to Finish on the Golden Gate
http://501stlegion.org/images/homepage/doyleggg.jpg On August 15, 2015, at 7am in the morning, 501st Central Garrison member Kevin Doyle (TK-172) will cross the Golden Gate Bridge escorted by a garrison of fellow stormtroopers. Kevin?s...

501st Legion Crafts Armor for Disabled Boy
http://501stlegion.org/images/homepage/tillyer.jpg Matthew Tillyer is an alert and positive 13 year old Carlsbad, California boy who, in December 2013, went from a typically active kid to unable to walk after unexpected complications from...

Welcome to the Legion, Corey Dee Williams!
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/Corey-Dee-Wiiliams-554_zps2vzj0t3j.jpg "I?ve just made a deal that'll keep the Empire here forever." At Star Wars Celebration Anaheim, members of...

In Memoriam: Janice Decker ID-5259
http://i1099.photobucket.com/albums/g395/MidwestGarrison/Legion%20Command/Janice%20Decker%20ID%205259_zpssmkbbzfx.jpg On the 9th of April, 2015 Janice Decker (ID 5259) of the MidSouth Garrison? passed away after a brief but fierce...

The 501st Legion Trooper of the Month for February 2015
In February, Tyrene Teo, BH-80666 of the Singapore Garrison , organized troopers from four 501st units, the Rebel Legion, and the Galactic Academy for the Chingay Parade in Singapore, one of the largest street performance and float parades in Asia....

Neighboring Units
Wisconsin Garrison

Bloodfin Garrison

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
  • 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.
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Events for May 20, 2012

High School Band Concert :: Dixon, IL

Dixon High School is having their final concert of the year and are planning to include the Star Wars marches as their grandiose finale. The band director has asked for a few members of the MWG to attend
May ToyCon Show :: Bridgeview, IL

This year is a 20 year celebration of Toy Con and at the May show they are having a special "Star Wars" show.
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