The Union League Club of Chicago has never faltered in its original principles to uphold the sacred obligations of citizenship and promote honesty and efficiency in government. To that end, the Public Affairs Committee and groups such as the 721 Club, Chicago 502 and ULC American Legion Post 758, support our armed forces, educate members and the community on political topics and always look to provide a voice for those struggling to be heard.

  • Military Support
  • Resolutions
  • National Programming

Military Support

The men and women who serve our country put their lives on the line so we can enjoy the freedoms of America. We believe in supporting these heroes and their families.

Our military support organizations focus on not only those currently serving and those who have previously served, but also the families that always play a major role in a person’s military career. Our Chicago 502, which supports the soldiers and families of the Army’s 502nd Infantry Regiment/101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 721 Club, which supports the crew and families of the USS Chicago (SSN 721), a U.S. Navy submarine, and American Legion Post 758 are all essential to our mission..
Chicago 502
The Chicago 502 was organized by ULC members in 2001 to support the soldiers and families of the 502nd Infantry Regiment/101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) stationed at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. The mission of the Chicago 502 encompasses honoring the soldiers of the 502nd Infantry; to be a positive presence in their lives and in the lives of their families; and to provide a forum for the U.S. Army in metropolitan Chicago.

721 Club
The 721 Club is the successor to the Commissioning Committee for the USS Chicago/SSN 721, organized by the Union League Club to support the commissioning of the Los Angeles class fast-attack submarine in 1986. Out of the Club’s sponsorship of the commissioning activities, which included dinners, receptions and gifts for the ship and crew, came the 721 Club, which provides ongoing support and contact with the crew and families of the submarine.

American Legion Post #758
Established in 1934, the Union League Club’s American Legion Post is dedicated to the recognition and support of the men and women who have served in our nation’s military. The Post regularly hosts events with military officers and partners with other ULC military support organizations on initiatives to benefit veterans and in support of patriotic celebrations. 

National Programming

National Programming at the Union League Club of Chicago is created from the roots of its mission. Following the Club's motto of commitment to community and country, the Club continuously looks for ways to better not only the Chicagoland community, but the country as a whole. Some of these programs include the annual George Washington's Birthday Celebration (the Club's annual salute to patriotism), the annual Commemoration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, military programming that assists both those currently serving and veterans, and political programming that provides forums and debates on the nation's most pressing topics. 312.435.5946