The Midwest branch of which I am part (from Lamont Carl) has been hit hard lately. We lost my grandmother (Lamont's wife Betty) and my aunt (Ron's wife Vera). My grandfather Lamont is suffering from Alzheimer's as well. On top of that, my cousin Carrie and myself are off at college, so we are trying to regroup before any big reunions. If you'd like to get in touch with the man 'in charge' (as close as that gets, anyway), please e-mail my father (Thomas Eugene McG) at firstname.lastname@example.orgI hope that helps to answer your question as to the central IL branch.