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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

  • TAILGATE AT THE ISU FOOTBALL GAME--We have a group outing for all members of the McLean County Building Trades on Sept. 27 when ISU takes on Austin Peay at 6:30pm.  Tickets have to be bought by Sept. 15 to get the special price of $13.  Please come in to the hall to purchase the tickets or call us to make arrangements.  The grills will be fired up and the drinks will be flowing.  It will be a great way to spend time rooting on the Redbirds and seeing other Union Brothers and Sisters.

Check out our Labor Day 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



  • 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.



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


-Dwight D. Eisenhower