The Chicago Code Camp (CCC) returns on Saturday, May 14, 2011. This has been very successful in the past (2010, 2009).
I think the 10 reasons to attend the 2009 CCC still apply, including the great content, and it's free.
Check out the CCC site: http://www.chicagocodecamp.com/
This is Tim (friend from your high school years). Don't know if you remember me or not, and I hope you don't feel I'm crashing your blog. I was just wondering how you were doing, looked you up, and couldn't find any other way to contact you (email, etc.), so I thought I'd give this a shot. Feel free to delete this comment, but I hope to hear from you soon. My email address is my first name at timfalk dot com.