Quote from Colt47 »It's also the only place that was close enough for me to attend FNM. I hadn't attended for a year and a half because of one bad set after another, and was going to get back into going now that the game was looking better. I think the next closest place is Grognard Games.
I punch in Elgin IL and 19 stores pop up within 20 miles of Elgin, 30 within 25 miles. I know traffic is bad up there. (Unless you don't have a car I suppose.)
For comparisons sake I live on the other side of the state and my nearest LGS is 20+ miles. You live in the Chicago metro area, you can find a spot, look around. Again sorry for your LGS loss, but it looks like you have options. If you can't find somewhere up there, you aren't looking hard enough. Branch out, you'll find somewhere.
PS: Sorry I know I'm probably coming off as harsh. I don't know your exact situation. I wish I had the options you may (or may not) have available. Good luck in your search, and again I hope they catch the crook.