I live in IL, and I know for a fact that there are Metra trains that can take you from MI to IL for around $10. They can also take you to Michigan City Indiana, which is definitely within an hour from the poster. Even if you couldnt do Metra, there's Amtrack, it's just a little more costly. Or start a rat train, it would be worth it ... I couldnt speak more highly of these rats, I have 2 of them myself and they are truly amazing.