Standing Up for Illinois - Office of Lt Governor Pat Quinn

According to the 2000 Census, 138,502 Illinois households do not have a telephone. The Rural Affairs Council is working with the Universal Telephone Assistance Corporation (UTAC) to reduce the number of phoneless households in Illinois though telephone assistance programs like Lifeline and LinkUp. Click here to find out more about these programs and to see if you are eligible.

Note: Each shaded county represents a county with a higher rate of phonelessness than the national average (2.4%)