Welcome to the forum. I can't help you with Illinois but I can tell you that a lot of the coyote or preditor hunters are closed lipped about where they hunt. Coyotes are a smart animal and quickly become call shy so the hunters don't want a new hunter causing problems in the areas that they hunt in.
My suggestion is to find a open area that is fairly brushy and has some ravines running through it. Set up a call and see what happens. Just remember that when they are coming in they are usually quite wary and will be looking for any movement so you are going to have to be quite still, even if you are sitting in a blind. You may also want to ask around a gun shop or a sporting goods dealer in smaller towns and see if they may be able to give you a hand.
We all think about getting in shape for that up coming big game hunt but what about your truck or suv? Just how much thought goes through your mind on getting it ready for that out of the way hunt that you are heading out on?
The first thing that I usually do is check the tires. If they need replacement think what would happen if you get 50 miles from nowhere and not one but two of them go flat or blow out on you. What are you going to do? When my tires usually get...