For our February meetup, we'll be discussing David Kadavy's Design for Hackers. One of our group members suggested this book, and it's written by a Chicagoan. You also might want to check out David's blog and Twitter feed.
There is a 40% off discount for the Champaign-Urbana User Experience Book Club on Design for Hackers. To get the discount, order from Wiley.com and use the promo code "oskee." The 40% discount is valid until the end of April.
Please remember you can come to the meeting even if you haven't read the book. Hope to see you there!