Kelley here is the link to your PIR group...lots of info and support
I think Waukegan is the closest. There is always the Navy lodge if you do not need lots of amenities.
The Navy lodge is pretty basic. No restaurant or pool, but they have a playground and offer a breakfast to go every morning, which was great the morning of PIR. There are kitchenettes in most rooms.A car is definately a must. It is clean and you can't beat the price.
Can anyone stay at the Navy Lodge, or is it just for military persons?
Anyone have a phone number or web addy for them?