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*
LUMPKIN RICHARD ANTHONY

(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)
X Director X 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Chairman of the Board
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
Form filed by One Reporting Person
X 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 7,564,758 I(1) By LLC
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
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
LUMPKIN RICHARD ANTHONY

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

(Street)
MATTOON IL 61938-3987

(City) (State) (Zip)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Central Illinois Telephone, LLC

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

(Street)
MATTOON IL 61938-3987

(City) (State) (Zip)
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). Number of shares represents the total amount held in the name of Central Illinois Telephone LLC, an entity that may be deemed to be indirectly controlled by the Reporting Person. Reporting Person does not have a pecuniary interest in all the shares held in the name of Central Illinois Telephone and disclaims beneficial ownership as defined in Rule 16a-1(a)(2) of all shares in which he does not have a pecuniary interest. This report shall not be deemed an admission that for Section 16 the Reporting Person is the beneficial owner of shares held by Central Illinois Telephone in which he does not have a pecuniary interest.
Remarks:
James N. Pepin, POA for Richard A. Lumpkin 07/21/2005
James N. Pepin, POA for Central Illinois Telephone LLC 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/ Richard A. Lumpkin
						  -----------------------------------

						  Name: Richard A. Lumpkin


						  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.

						  CENTRAL
ILLINOIS TELEPHONE LLC


						  By:  /s/ Richard A. Lumpkin

							  ---------------------------------------
							 Name: Richard
A. Lumpkin
							 Title:   Manager
Exhibit 99


					    Joint Filer Information



Name:
Richard A. Lumpkin

Address: c/o Consolidated Communications Holdings,
Inc.
	    121 South 17th Street
	    Mattoon, Illinois 61938-3987


Designated Filer: Richard A. Lumpkin

Issuer & Ticker Symbol:
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (CNSL)

Date of Event
Requiring Statement: July 21, 2005


Signature:												  7/21/05

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		James N. Pepin, POA for Richard A. Lumpkin





Name:
Central Illinois Telephone LLC

Address: c/o Consolidated
Communications Holdings, Inc.
	    121 South 17th Street
	    Mattoon,
Illinois 61938-3987

Shares Directly Beneficially Owned:  7,504,001


Designated Filer: Richard A. Lumpkin

Issuer & Ticker Symbol:
Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. (CNSL)

Date of Event
Requiring Statement: July 21, 2005


Signature:												  7/21/05

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		James N. Pepin, POA for Central Illinois Telephone LLC