Committed to the principle that an informed Mason is a better Mason, the Illinois Lodge of Research encourages members to study subjects connected with the Craft and offers opportunities to share research with other lodge members and our brethren in general.

Officers of the Illinois Lodge of Research

The key to a successful lodge — or any organization, for that matter — is strong leadership and a team that works together effortlessly, communicates, and drives toward a common goal. The Illinois Lodge of Research is fortunate enough to have featured many of the best Masonic leaders that have ever been called “Mason” in our state. Each year has featured leaders with unique strengths and teams of officers who supported the common cause. The lodge has grown in membership from its inception in 1976.

Current Lodge Officers
Take a look at who is currently leading our lodge and the group of officers that support the Worshipful Master and the lodge as a whole.

Past Worshipful Masters
The true strength of any organization is ready — and eager — access to its past leaders. The Illinois Lodge of Research is fortunate to have a wonderful group of Past Masters. See if there are any names you recognize.

Annual Meeting
Get the latest details of the Illinois Lodge of Research’s annual meeting, held the Friday of Grand Lodge in early October of each year.

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Upcoming Events

Spring 2018 Mid-State Educational Symposium
March 24th, 2018 • Homer Masonic Temple, Homer, Illinois

Early Summer 2018 North-State Educational Symposium
June 23rd, 2018 • Libertyville Masonic Temple, Libertyville, Illinois

Deadline for articles for Annual Transactions
July 31st, 2018 to WB Hilton Kaufman

Lodge of Research Annual Meeting
October 5th, 2018 in the afternoon at Grand Lodge

“The difference between the almost right word and the right word is really a large matter. ’Tis the difference between the lightning bug and the lightning.”

— Mark Twain

Learn About the Lodge

Like any Masonic lodges, we have a structure and predictability. There are some distinct differences, however. We invite you to learn more.

Member Benefits

From a group of like-minded brethren, advice and instruction on researching and writing, to opportunities to expose your creativity, learn why our lodge is unique.

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If you think you'd like to join the Illinois Lodge of Research, we have everything you need to make that a reality. Find out how to take the next step.

We'd Like to Hear From You

The Illinois Lodge of Research values the ideas, opinions, and input of our members. We'd like to hear from you when you have a problem, inspiration, or would like to contribute in some way to the lodge or overall Craft. Please reach out to our Worshipful Master or Lodge Secretary or complete the quick-inquiry form below.

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Get in Contact

Worshipful Master

WB James M. Tome

P.O. Box 462

Sycamore, Illinois  60178

(815) 508-3878

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Secretary

WB Jeff Estes

Illinois Lodge of Research

P.O. Box 44

Bloomington, Illinois  61702

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Treasurer

MWB Barry Weer

Illinois Lodge of Research

P.O. Box 44

Bloomington, Illinois  61702

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