TELEPHONE & DATA SYSTEMS INC /DE/
8-K, 2000-11-29
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                                    FORM 8-K

                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

                             Washington, D.C. 20549

                                 CURRENT REPORT

                       Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
                       The Securities Exchange Act of 1934

       Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): November 24, 2000
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                        TELEPHONE AND DATA SYSTEMS, INC.
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             (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)


         Delaware               1-14157                  36-2669023
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         (State or other        (Commission              (IRS Employer
         jurisdiction of        File Number)             Identification
         incorporation)                                  No.)




   30 North LaSalle Street, Chicago, Illinois                60602
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     (Address of principal executive offices)              (Zip Code)

Registrant's telephone number, including area code:  (312) 630-1900


                                 Not Applicable
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          (Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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         Item 5.  Other Events.
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         On November 27, 2000,  Telephone and Data Systems,  Inc. announced that
it  has  entered  into  a  definitive   agreement   for  the  merger  of  Chorus
Communications  Group,  Ltd., of Madison,  WI [OTC Bulletin  Board:  CCGL].  The
transaction is subject to certain conditions, including regulatory approvals and
approval by Chorus shareholders,  and is expected to close in the second quarter
of 2001.  The total  purchase  price is $195 million and the assumption of debt.
Debt outstanding on September 30, 2000 was $31 million.

         This  Current  Report  on Form 8-K is being  filed for the  purpose  of
filing  the news  release  issued by TDS  relating  to such  announcement  as an
exhibit.

Item 7.  Financial Statements and Exhibits
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         Exhibits
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         The exhibits  accompanying  this report are listed in the  accompanying
Exhibit Index.

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                                   SIGNATURES


         Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934,
the  registrant  has duly  caused  this report to be signed on its behalf by the
undersigned, thereto duly authorized.




Telephone and Data Systems, Inc.
(Registrant)

Date:    November 28, 2000


By:   /s/ D. Michael Jack
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D. Michael Jack
Vice President and Controller
(Principal Accounting Officer)

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                                  EXHIBIT INDEX


Exhibit Number                             Description of Exhibit
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    99.1                                   News    Release    announcing     the
                                           acquisition  of Chorus Communications
                                           Group, Ltd., dated November 27, 2000.

    99.2                                   Agreement  and  Plan of Merger, dated
                                           as of November 24, 2000, by and among
                                           Telephone  and  Data  Systems,  Inc.,
                                           Singer  Acquisition  Corp. and Chorus
                                           Communications Group, Ltd. is  hereby
                                           incorporated  by  reference  into the
                                           Current  Report  on  Form  8-K  dated
                                           November  24,  2000  filed  by Chorus
                                           Communications    Group,    Ltd.   on
                                           November 27, 2000.



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