Emerald Society of Illinois

We are the Irish American Police Association

Who Are We?

Founded in 1975, The Emerald Society of Illinois is comprised of Irish American Law Enforcement Officers in the State of Illinois.  The Emerald Society of Illinois Society is based in Chicago but has members coast to coast. The Emerald Society of Illinois was created for the promotion of Irish Culture and goodwill through various social events.

The Emerald Society of Illinois is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization

Upcoming Events

September Meeting

September 9, 2023

Chicago F.O.P. Hall Lodge #7

1412 W. Washington
Blvd., Chicago, IL

Meeting – 1-6pm

1/2 Way to St. Patrick’s Day


Sept 12, 2023

This is a combined German American Police Assn., Polish American Police Assn & Emerald Society meeting 

Dank Haus 4740 N Western Chicago

Starting at 7:00pm

47th Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony

2023 Irish Person of the Year – Mr. Paul B. Wende

October 7, 2023

Event held at Gaelic Park – Tara Room
6119 West 147th Street, Oak Forest, IL

Cocktail Hour: 6:00 PM
Dinner 7:30 PM

47th Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony

The Board of Directors of the Emerald Society wishes to invite you to share in our 47th Annual Dinner & Awards Ceremony.

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