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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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Want some facts on RIGHT TO WORK ... Download Right to Work Fact Sheet.docx




LABOR DAY PARADE-- Line up at corner of Front Street and S. 51. Parade kicks off at 10 am.  Picnic will be at the hall afterwards.  Bring a dish to share and pulled pork, burgers, hot dogs, chips, and beverages will be provided.  Bags tourney, Bingo, games for kids will be provided.

Union Day Sept 12 ISU Redbirds Football click link for info Download 2015 Building Trades.pdf   Download tailgate map.pdf You can purchase the tickets through the hall with cash or check or use the web with a Credit Card.  The tailgate  is free... Italian Sausages, Brats, Dogs, Beverages, and good times.

Labor Night at Chicagoland Speedway--NASCAR FANS.  Download Union Member Offer Flyer.pdf

The McLean County Building Trades is raffling off a Kimber 1911  Download Kimber1911.pdf Tickets are $20 each.  We have raffle tickets available at the hall, there are only going to be 200 sold.  Drawing will take place as soon as tickets are sold or no later than Nov. 15.

 Thanks to those who spent a Saturday volunteering their time and skills to provide the kids of Danvers with lights at their baseball field.  It is a great example of how Union members are an asset to communities.  Extra special thanks to Eric Post who spent a numerous amount of time on planning and preperation.


Thanks to all who came out to the Retiree Workshop.  We had a great turnout and a lot of valueable 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.  



  • 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.


  •  Construction Career Fair Day 2015.  Explaining to local kids the benefits of being in an apprenticeship. 





  • 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