Being here in northern Illinois, simply click join chapter when you enter the Illinois chapter forum. As Chapter leader, I'll approve your membership and you are welcome to take part in everyhting we have planned.
There are chapter members in down state, hoping to establish an southern Illinois Chapter. The approval for them has yet to be approved by the site as best I know.
Our April meeting will be in Lombard, not too far a drive for you either.
Just click "join Chapter" at the Illinois Chapter forum and I'll handle the rest.
Thanks and welcome to the Illinois Chapter - Fastronald - Illinois Chapter Leader.