am already about an hour southeast of galesburg (I think)
Um, not trying to sound like an ass, but try to narrow down where you live for us. An hour southeast of Peoria would put you much closer to say Springfield, maybe Decatur, half way between Bloomington and Champaign. Then you were talking about Galesburg. I grew up close to there and that is northwest of Peoria... oh, not quite and hour.
Oh and yes, I have heard of Midwest Guns... at least if memory serves. This is the range you are talking about that is across the lake from Chillicothe? Been several, actually many years back that I used their range to sight in a slug gun... if this is the place I am thinking of it seemed pretty nice, well then anyway.