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




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