At the Starved Rock Lodge, the Friday rate is $130-$140 depending if you are in the old wing or the new wing. Ottawa is also not that far away. I believe some people stayed there last year. We also have a list of motels listed on our website www.midwestlargeformat.com as well.
My cell phone number is listed in the JANUARY OUTINGS thread on our website. Anybody arriving on Friday can call me. Hope to see you there. It will be a great day!