If you're not averse to spending a weekend among the FIB's,
as well as saving about $200...
There's one the same weekend in Villa Park, IL; 60181 for $185.
Use the same search link above, w/ different zip code.
As of the morning of Tues. 28JUL he has 3 spots left. After that, he'll keep a wait list.
Payment due to his POB (or via PayPal) by 06JUL.
Same practical pre-test as above, same written test as the basic pistol class (open book, 90%).
From the class info link:
This hotel is close & cheap:BSA Leaders, Military vets and active law enforcement recieve a $25 discount.
VFW R&P members recieve a $75 Discount.
Americas Best Value Inn-Glen Ellyn/Chicago
675 Roosevelt Rd.; Glen Ellyn, IL; 60137
($51/night w/ microwave & fridge, so you don't have to eat out; free wi-fi; cold breakfast)
Even with gas, tolls, & hotel, I'll come out about $200 better off than the MKE class.
So... anyone wanna carpool? I've got an I-pass. Nonsmoking, please.
And if there are any women who'd like to share a room, PM me. We can get 2 queen beds.
I might even consider a well-behaved man w/ a note to that effect from your wife or GF.