Message from Stephanie Benson, President Welcome to the website of the Illinois Reading Council! IRC is one of the foremost literacy organizations in the nation. Members of IRC receive our highly acclaimed IRC Journal, our quarterly IRC Communicator newsletter, and our monthly e-newsletter, iCommunicate. Members have access to empowering literacy webinars throughout the school year and opportunities to participate in online book clubs. Members may also apply for one of several grants or awards in order to support literacy work. Join us. We look forward to partnering with you!