In an effort to serve the alcoholic who still suffers, the Illowa Intergroup's primary purpose is to perform those duties that are not collectively provided by individual groups or District activities. These functions are as follows: To provide a 24-hour answering service, a clearinghouse for AA-approved literature, meeting schedules, 12-step lists, and a monthly newsletter. It is also to act as a liaison between the districts and the individuals needing the services of cooperation with the professional community, public information, treatment, and corrections.