Welcome to the home of the Grand Commandery

of Knights Templar of Illinois.


Knights Templar are members of the world’s oldest fraternity – Masons. Commanderies of Knights Templar, together with Lodges of Master Masons, Chapters of Royal Arch Masons and Councils of Cryptic Masons, constitute the York Rite of Freemasonry. Illinois Grand Commandery is the statewide organization serving 43 active Commanderies and over 4600 Sir Knights in Illinois.  Master Masons may petition Chapters, Councils and Commanderies in their area for the Degrees and Orders of the York Rite. To find the location of a Commandery in your area, check the “Commanderies” button above. Sir Knights in Illinois are invited to send information concerning their events to the Grand Commander to be included in this website.

S.K. Wiliam J. Smith
Right Eminent Grand Commander