We're making our annual trip from FL to MSP and need Chowhound help to keep our dining from falling into the dreaded realm of chainfoodland. I've posted another message on the South board for help to get to Paducah. Can you folks help us get the rest of the way, mostly through Illinois? Don't worry if your suggestions don't seem to fit logical lunch and dinner stops since what doesn't work on the way to MSP might be right on on the way back down. Sure would appreciate some help. We've had very little luck just blundering along on past trips. Thanks. I promise to report back.