Hi there, my name is Cory. I and a few other people I know have actually been wanting to put a 4E game together for some time and I'd love to know more about what your interests might be (other than Rogue, which I'm quite fond of in 4E).
For my part and at least one of my friends, we like the skill rules a lot for 4E and have been dying to test them out. Our basic philosophy for gaming is that it's our game and if you're not having fun, I'm not having fun. The most important extension of that from the GM end of the table is that you, the player; and by extension your character, are awesome and your place in the game plot is to be awesome.
We're a bunch of mid-to-late 20-somethings from all over the Chicago-land, but the P & P map puts me right in the same neighborhood as yourself. Don't hesitate to get in touch.