If you enjoy living on the edge, you can always raise the stakes at Harrah's Casino.
It's located in Joliet. If you aren't familiar with the name, it's 140 miles (225 kilometers) from the state capital, Springfield.
Since it's only 0.1 miles (0.2 kilometers) away, the Harrah's Joliet Casino & Hotel is the best hotel choice for those wanting to stay within close range of Harrah's Casino.
You will be able to choose from a handful of inexpensive accommodations within easy driving distance. You will find the Fairfield Inn & Suites Joliet North/Plainfield and the Comfort Inn North a reasonable drive away.
If you're the kind of visitor that does quite a lot of your traveling from the cozy interiors of cafes, you've come to the right place. An easy walk away, Starbucks has all the delicious drinks and snacks you could desire. Or, you could try a greater choice of cuisine at Flavors the Buffet, also close at hand. Draw up a stool and push away your hassles with a glass of wine or beer. Sheer is a few minutes walk away, and the bartenders will be happy to pour one for you.
Going to Harrah's Casino by metro couldn't be easier. The most convenient station, Joliet, is a mere 0.3 miles (0.5 kilometers) away.