Ok, I admit it. It's silly, outrageous, even slightly offensive that we have this one message board to cover the enormous Midwest. But there are reasons: to introduce new boards with our present (terrible) software is prohibitively time consuming, and we are having trouble determining new software to use (we continue to work on it, and as soon as we update we'll have tons of message boards for individual places).
In the meantime....the Midwest (as you know!) is a biig place. So please include locale information in your subject line (e.g. "Shellfish in Toledo" or "St. Paul: Fishsticks")