Have you gone through the Illinois forum? They may have suggestions of radios over there, but likely your best bet would be a GRE PSR 800, which will set you back some $$, especially since GRE is likely not going to be making any new radios any time soon, if ever...
Baofeng UV-5R+ w/Nagoya antenna & modded 3800 mAh battery
GRE PSR 500
Sony ICF-SW 7600