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Welcome to the official website of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 197 in Bloomington, IL. 

I.B.E.W. Local 197
2407 Beich Rd
Bloomington, IL 61705 
Phone: (309) 827-4868

Fax: (309) 827-0197

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Thanks to those who spent a Saturday volunteering their time and skills to provide the kids of Danvers with lights at their baseball field.  It is a great example of how Union members are an asset to communities.  Extra special thanks to Eric Post who spent a numerous amount of time on planning and preperation.


Thanks to all who came out to the Retiree Workshop.  We had a great turnout and a lot of valueable information was discussed.




Congratulations to all of the members who received service pins.  Rex Ammerman 45 yrs, Todd Curtis  30 yrs,  Dennis Nolan Retiree, Tom Willan 45 yrs, Cliff Birky 35 yrs, Kelly Gorman Retiree, Greg Potter 35 yrs, Gary Eichelberger 30 yrs, Tom Peasley 20 yrs, Mark Wagner 20 yrs, Bernie Uszienski 20 yrs.



  • Jason Bohm, Ken McLean, Matt Strupp, and Dennis Nolan are pictured with Tina Sipula.  The guys volunteered their time at the Clare House to add a few circuits on the upper floor for heating and cooling the rooms safely.






  • We have partnered with UA 99 on some advertising for the Corn Belters.  Check out our commercial.



"Only a fool would deprive working men and women of the right to join the union of their choice."


-Dwight D. Eisenhower