I usually take greyhounds/amtrack - I make the trip every 4-6 weeks. I'd rather pay to be in a car for 15 hours then an uncomfortable bus or train for over 20.
Down to earth, super open taste in music and food and smokeer friendly.
this grandmother broke my arm and need to have you drive my car with me (and bike on the back) to Highland Park (25 miles N of Chicago) some time soon. I can drop you at a train station for Chicago or Milwaukee, just can't drive a long trip w/arm in sling.