It would be a bit of a drive for you but Dr. Schwartz at northwest gastro is great. I've been with him 10 yrs and have done well. He is a great doc, does a ton of trials and research, and is also just a nice guy who cares about his patients. I've seen few of the other docs is the practice and they have all been helpful. He is based out of elk grove and arlington heights. I think he is worth the drive.
Left sided UC diagnosed 1/98 age 19, Pan colitis diagnosed 1/07
Currently on 4x3 Asacol, Rowasa every other night, down to 20 mg pred.
75mg Imuran starting 8/23/07---fingers crossed!
Prontonix once daily for acid reflux, zofran twice daily for nausea