As I am new to Illinois, I recently started looking around to find out about some of the local user groups. My friend and colleague, Dave Bost (developer evangelist and co-host of The Thirsty Developer), recently sent me the following list of user groups in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. I’m not yet sure if this is an exhaustive list or if I’m missing some key groups. Please let me know if I’m missing any.

Illinois

Chicago .NET Users Group – http://www.cnug.org
Chicago VSTS Users Group – http://vsts.sogeti-chicago.com
Bloomington (IL) – http://www.bloomingtondotnet.org
Rockford .NET Users Group – http://rockforddotnet.net

Indiana

Indianapolis .NET Developers Association (+ C# SIG, ASP.NET SIG, VSTS SIG) – http://www.indynda.org
Evansville .NET Users Group – http://www.evansvillednug.com
Michiana .NET Users Group (South Bend) – http://www.madnug.org

Wisconsin

Wisconsin .NET Users Group (Milwaukee) – http://www.wi-ineta.org
Fox Valley .NET Users Group (Appleton) – http://fvnug.wi-ineta.org
Chippewa Valley .NET Users Group (Eau Claire) – http://cvnug.wi-ineta.org
Madison .NET Users Group – http://www.madisondotnet.org

I attended the Chicago .NET Users Group (CNUG) last night and had a great time. I hope to see you all at the next meeting!