Remember this number - 847.
Starting Jan. 20, the Academy will have a new area code - 847. The Academy's long distance telephone number will be (847) 823-7186.
You'll also have to use the new area code when sending a fax or using the direct dial numbers of the staff.
Between Jan. 20 and April 20, 1996, there will be a grace period, allowing persons to use either 847, the new area code number or 708, the old area code number. However, after April 20, all long distant calls to the Academy must be to the 847 area code.
There won't be a change in the Academy's toll-free number, (800) 626-6726.
The telephone company in the Chicago area, like in many other metropolitan areas in the nation, is finding a surge in demand for new telephone numbers because of the growth in the use of cellular telephones, fax machines, pagers, and computer modems.