Re:2011 NCD in Springfield IL?
My work schedule would probably make it tough for me to get away for a trip like that in March 2011, but as it so happens, I've been thinking about going to Springfield/Peoria and maybe Urbana/Champaign in May (of this year), when my schedule opens up a bit.
Last year in May I spent a long weekend in Iowa, so it could become a personal tradition of mine to make a regional trip every year.
I'm writing down these recs, and I've been investigating other places to go during my trip. Keep 'em coming!