Wow, wrote this this a.m. but am on the road and my wireless is fucked. Or maybe it's me..anyhow:
Bloomington is a few hours downstate from Chicago. It sucks. Not smart to plan on walking anywhere unless you're by the campus.
Bloomingdale is a chicago suburb. It sucks. Don't plan on walking anywhere.
Best pizza: Egyptian Lounge on Mockingbird. Too far from either to walk or drive. Probably best just to forget about it.
If the storm hits you likely don't have near the wardrobe to deal. Buy some long johns.