I'm all signed up for Jingle Cross 2008! This is a really great event and there will be lots of Chicago people out there. I missed it last year and regretted it! Huge fields, lots of good competition, and tons of fun. There is a great run up, ride up, they switch the course so both days are different, you ride through a coupe of barns one with a sand pit like below.
Conant likes it there! Here he is winning the 35 plus masters race before doing the Elite race 2 years ago.