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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

 Labor Day Activities---Start lining up for the parade around 9:30 at the South corner of East and Front Street.  After the parade picnic at the hall from noon til 5pm.  Pulled pork, hot dogs, brats, chips, and drinks will be provided please bring a dish to share or desert.  Kids games, Bags tourney, and BINGO will all be played.  There is a tye die station for the kids.  Please bring a shirt to tye die.  The forecast is not looking good.  If the parade gets canceled we will still be having a picnic at the hall!!!  Have a safe and happy LABOR DAY!!!



  • Dennis Nolan and Ken McLean volunteered their time lighting up the Labrynth House which is a local charity getting females who have been in the criminal justice system back to everyday life.  Tom Willan, Don Armstrong, and Rich Jagodzinski have also been helping.  Luke Brown employed by Heartland Electric has been on site as well.


  •  Construction Career Fair Day 2014.  Explaining to local kids the benefits of being in an apprenticeship. 


  • 3 Styles of Camo T-shirts to choose-$15 each



  • CLEARANCE SALE---$5.00 T-SHIRT--While supplies last.

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


  • Anyone interested in playing softball at the annual IBEW State Tournament in Champaign, sign up is at the hall.  The tournament is August 9th and 10th.


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


-Dwight D. Eisenhower