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*
Shirar Steven J

(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 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
Call Equivalent Position(2) (2) (2) Common Stock 18,118 (2) D
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.
2. 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,
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
		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
authority to do and perform any and every act and thing whatsoever
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
in such capacity at the request of the undersigned, is not assuming, nor

is the Company assuming, any of the undersigned's responsibilities to
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
unless earlier revoked by the undersigned in a signed writing
delivered to
either of the foregoing attorneys -in-fact.

WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has caused this Power of Attorney
to be
executed as of this 12th day of July, 2005.

						 By:   /s/ Steven J.
							Name: Steven J.