Illinois State Elks Association Updated 04/26/2011

Click on the picture to enlarge it. If a lodge or other word is blue and underlined click on it to go to the Lodges' website or for more information. If an is displayed move your cursor over it and a short informational piece can be seen. To see the list of State Association meetings and years dating back to 1903 go to this google spreadsheet. (Special thanks to PER Jack Williams for providing this spreadsheet.)

Alton 1909 Aurora Lodge #705 Belleville 1911 Canton 1910
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Elks Magazine March 1932 article. Lodge helps avert city financial crisis by assisting in a five day banking moratorium. confidence was restored with an addt'l $1mm in deposits.
Canton. Click here for an Adobe pdf scan of the 1926 Theatre program. Champaign Elks Auditorium Cairo
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Canton Elks Parade in 1907 Centralia in 1910 Chicago #2. A great early history of this lodge can be found in this book. Carbondale
Chicago Great Lakes Elks rest #43 Chicago letter 1968 Charles Vivian Chicago #4, Three Clergy initiated in Order, 1931 Chicago Heights Lodge #1066 in 1927
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  Danville 1922 Dixon  
De Kalb Du Quoin in the 50's East St Louis East Chicago Elks Hotel
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Granite City Galesburg Herrin, IL Harvey IL in 1931
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Joliet Kankakee Litchfield Mendota IL in 1926
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Joliet Elks Circus in 1908      
Marion McCombs parade 1913 Mt Carmel dedication Feb 1907 Mt Carmel 1911
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    Murphysboro Pontiac in the 1930's
Oak Park Illinois Lodge Dec 13, 1912 Fantastic Installation photograph Oak Park Elks Olney Elks Home and Theatre Rockford 1934
Rock Island in 1914      
Robinson Shelbyville Sterling Streator in 1925
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Sycamore   Waukegan. Click here to learn about this Lodge's huge membership campaign in 1923. West Franklin 1920

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