All-singing all-dancing integrated schedule, including Bloomington's underground Recyclocross scene and regional events of national interest.
Not a lot within 'close' driving distance of Peoria. Best choices are
Sun Oct 15th Perkins Park, Burlington IA (2 hrs)
Sun Nov 6th Devils CX, Bettendorf (great course, 100 mins) (update: change of venue from Middle Park)
Sat/Sun Oct 22-23 Bobbers CX N Liberty, IA (2:20)
Fri/Sat/Sun Nov 25-27 Jingle Cross Rock, Iowa City (2:30, best event of the year)
From my lair I can make any of the Madison and most of the Milwaukee races in about 2:50. Cam-Rock is a bit closer.
STL is drivable if you live South of Peoria.
Apart from a couple of races on the Northside, I can make all the ChiCrossCup races in 2:30 - If I leave early on Sunday morning. I can even make the State champs on Lakeshore drive in 2:10.