Washington, D.C. 20549


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*
Udell C Robert JR

(Last) (First) (Middle)

MATTOON IL 61938-3987

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
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)
Senior Vice President
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 0 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
Call Equivalent Position (1) (1) Common Stock 20,727 (1) D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Represents a pecuniary interest in shares held by Central Illinois Telephone LLC which will be distributed in-kind and pro-rata to the reporting person's interest in Central Illinois Telephone LLC promptly after the closing of, or expiration of, the over-allotment option of the issuer's initial public offering. Reporting person has no beneficial interest in the shares held by Central Illinois Telephone LLC.
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
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

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
and conditions as such attorney-in-fact may approve in
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
hereby ratifying and confirming all that each attorney-in-fact, or
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
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

	    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
to be executed as of this 17th day of July, 2005.

By:   /s/ Charles R. Udell, Jr.

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						   Name: Charles R.
Udell, Jr.