Our Seventh Tradition states that “Every A.A. Group Ought to be fully self-supporting, declining outside contributions.” Northern Illinois Area 20 wants our fellowship to endure, and be ready for the still-suffering alcoholic to come. NIA makes this possible by taking care of its essential services such as this website. The groups and districts in Area 20 fund this website thru their continued contributions and support. For additional information see the A.A. pamphlet on the bottom regarding self-support. Thank You.