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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

If you are a member please log in to the web site to view recent Job Calls.

If you would like to participate in the Easter Seals Walk with Me or donate to the Trades and Labor Team you can do so here--http://es.easterseals.com/site/TR/WalkWithMe/WWMBloomingtonIL?team_id=144413&pg=team&fr_id=3823 

Date: 7/22/17
Location: Illinois State University Hancock Stadium
Schedule: 8:30 a.m. check-in and registration; 9:00 a.m. team photos; 9:30 a.m. opening announcements; 9:45 a.m. ribbon cutting and walk begins; 10:30 a.m. post walk activities
Course Route: 1 mile Family Fun Walk

As Union Electricians and the  other Union Trades we have been raising funds for the children and families who use the Easter Seals services.  If you can come and walk please do so, if you are not able to participate but would like to make a donation, it would be greatly appreciated.  

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Lighting up the Festival of Trees at the Interstate Center



Thanks to those who spent a Saturday volunteering their time and skills to provide lighting for the LeRoy American Legion.  It is a great example of how Union members are an asset to communities.  



 Congratulations to all of the members who received service pins in 2016!




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.










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-Dwight D. Eisenhower