I was recently alerted to a new discussion forum for Internet professionals in the Chicagoland area.
Chicago Internet Professionals [ http://www.chicagointernetprofessionals.com ] contains all the topical sections that you would need. While it is still young, it’s increasing in membership and content.
Some interesting posts include how gender impacts web design, and SEO Tips. There’s also a section where you can post an introduction, describing your skills and talents. Think social networking.
Pay a visit, register and join in on the discussion.