I have always been fascinated with radio.....and after many years I would like to get my amateur radio license. I have played around with CB radio, SDR radio, and want to move to the next level. I am not sure where to start as there is ALOT of information out there but rather I would like to know who to talk to, where to start, etc. I reside in northern Illinois and was hoping to get some guidance. Any assistance would be most appreciated. Thanks.