I just found this tread about metal detecting and a smile came to my face. I live in IL. about 60 west if Chicago and 20 miles north of Ottawa. I am wondering if there is anyone here who is close to the same area that can help me find spot to go. I have had permission to go to the Sandwich fair grounds bit they stopped it a few years ago. I would like to get into it again. I have a White metal detector that is dying to get out again.