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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

 We are having a retirement workshop for any member and spouse at the hall on Tuesday Feb. 17 at 6p.m.  Please RSVP so we can have enough material and food for the meeting.  Also on the same date there will be a Wellness Screening from 2:30-5:30 please call to schedule an appointment.

On Wednesday March 4- 6:30 pm, at the Laborers Hall there is a Candidates Night.  We have local elections in April for School Boards, Normal Town Council, and Bloomington City Council.  This will be a forum where the canididates will be asked questions that effect working families.  We encourage you to show up to become informed on what the candidates think about issues that pertain to our livelihood.


Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family of our Sister Beth Sylvester.  We lost Beth on the evening of 1/8/15.  We will post information on arrangements when we get them.


Congratulations to all of the members who received service pins.  Kelly Gorman 40yrs, William Pershall 45 yrs,  Derek Bauer 20 yrs, Justin Powell 10 yrs, Bob Vesper 15 yrs, Shawn Dehaven 20 yrs, Russell Roberts 40 yrs, Dan Uhlir 40 yrs, Tom Bunn 10 yrs, Matt Alsman 20 yrs, Chad Morris 15 yrs.

Check out our Photos By Clicking Here!!!  Thanks to all our members and their families who came out to celebrate Labor Day!  We hope everyone had fun and we look forward to building on the turnout in years to come.  



  • 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





  • 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