SEC FORM 3 SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Childers Steven L

(Last) (First) (Middle)
121 SOUTH 17TH STREET

(Street)
MATTOON IL 61938-3987

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
07/21/2005
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
Consolidated Communications Illinois Holdings, Inc. [ CNSL ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chief Financial Officer
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock 99,822(1) D
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
1. Shares acquired pursuant to a reorganization as described in the issuer's registration statement on Form S-1 (Registration No. 333-121086). Shares were originally awarded under a restricted share plan pursuant to which a cumulative 50% of the shares are vested on the day prior to the reorganization. The remaining 50% will vest in three equal installments on December 31, 2005, 2006 and 2007.
Remarks:
James N. Pepin, Power of Attorney 07/21/2005
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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 Power of Attorney 
 
	    The undersigned hereby constitutes and appoints
each of Steven L. 
Grissom and Alexander A. Gendzier and James N. Pepin,
of King & Spalding LLP, 
the Company's counsel, as the undersigned's true
and lawful attorney-in-fact to: 
 
(1)	    execute for and on behalf of
the undersigned, in the 
		  undersigned's capacity as an officer,
director and/or a 
		  stockholder owning more than 10% of Consolidated

		  Communications Holdings, Inc.'s (the "Company") common stock, 
		 
Forms 3, 4 and 5 in accordance with Section 16 of the 
		  Securities
Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange 
		  Act"), and the rules
and regulations promulgated thereunder; 
 
(2)	    do and perform any and
all acts for and on behalf of the 
		  undersigned which may be necessary
or desirable to complete 
		  and execute any such Forms 3, 4 or 5 and
timely file such 
		  forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange
Commission and any 
		  stock exchange or similar authority; and 
 
(3)	   
take any other action of any type whatsoever in connection 
		  with the
foregoing which, in the opinion of such 
		  attorney-in-fact, may be of
benefit to, in the best interest 
		  of, or legally required by, the
undersigned, it being 
		  understood that the documents executed by such

		  attorney-in-fact on behalf of the undersigned pursuant to this
 
		 
Power of Attorney shall be in such form and shall contain such 
		  terms
and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in 
		  such
attorney-in-fact's discretion. 
 
	    The undersigned hereby grants to
each attorney-in-fact full power and 
authority to do and perform any and
every act and thing whatsoever requisite, 
necessary, or proper to be done
in the exercise of any of the rights and powers 
herein granted, as fully
to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or 
could do if
personally present, with full power of such substitution or 
revocation,
hereby ratifying and confirming all that each attorney-in-fact, or 
each
attorney-in-fact's substitute or substitutes, shall lawfully do or cause to

be done by virtue of this Power of Attorney and the rights and powers
herein 
granted. The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing
attorney-in-fact, in 
serving in such capacity at the request of the
undersigned, is not assuming, nor 
is the Company assuming, any of the
undersigned's responsibilities to comply 
with Section 16 of the Exchange
Act. 
 
	    This Power of Attorney shall remain in full force and effect
until the 
undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 3, 4 and 5 with
respect to the 
undersigned's holdings of and transactions in securities
issued by the Company, 
unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a
signed writing delivered to 
either of the foregoing attorneys -in-fact.

 
	    IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of
Attorney 
to be executed as of this 17th day of July, 2005. 
 
					   
By:   /s/ Steven L. Childers 
						  
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						   Name: Steven L. Childers