Hi there. I no longer live in the area but I grew up there and recently lived in Lincoln (an hour south of Peoria). I don't know much about doulas in the area (but any doulas can message me as i have a friend who is looking for one in Lincoln), but I will say that should you move there and if anyone is looking for a natural parenting supportive pediatrician, I cannot more highly recommend Dr Thomas Halperin. He was GREAT. the kids loved him, and he was very very supportive of breastfeeding, tandem nursing, and never batted an eye over not vaccinating at all, never made me sign any "forms" for not vaxing, and he was totally cool with me homebirthing (i told him it was an out of state midwife but it was actually a UC....I didnt know him well enough at the time to risk telling him that) He once told me "Doctors are experts on medicine, but YOU are the expert on your child." My daughter is also special needs and began having seizures at 4 months old and he took my concerns seriously immeidately when most other doctors in our situation, with what my daughter has, usually blow the parent off for several months before taking them seriously. My daughter was on a strong steroid for her seizures and the steroid shoots your immune system and this was during the big H1N1 scare of 2009/2010 winter, and other docs in the practice were freaking out, saying how she was going to die if she didn't get vaccinated for Hib and pneumovax at least, and when we saw him again, he said he'd do it if we wanted, but that she was breastfed so he wasn't too worried, just to keep her away from people who were sick like you would a newborn. Also when i told him i was having a homebirth and when i should bring her in for a newborn check up, he siad "whenever you feel like it" and when i told him Asher had recently weaned, he even told me that after audrey was born, if asher wanted to nurse again to let him (he would be 2 yrs 4 months at that point) because to refuse would cause sibling rivalry. How many pediatricians encourage nursing your 2 year old, or tandem nursing, or tandem nursing your 2 year old after he has already weaned?? He was also the only one who offered us any hope when my daughter was diagnosed with Tuberous Sclerosis and everyone else told us she would most certainly be a vegetable (she ISNT)....He told us "people of faith have believed this forever, but we are now realizing that it is cutting edge medicine to acknowledge that wherever you set the bar for your child is where they are most likely to meet. So treat her as though she is normal. RIght now, she doesn't know she's anything less." I LOVE DR HALPERIN! Also, I dont have experience with OSF for birth as i UC'd, but i have LOTS Of experience there with my daughter being hospitalized in the peds' unit and i was very very very pleased. I went in expecting a fight when she was admitted (because we don't vax, she was born at home, etc) and they were just absolutely great. Again, that's not the L & D but the nurses were all great, the pediatricians were great, they were so helpful with us with anything we needed (she was in the hospital a week and we were back there numerous times after that for doctor visits and lab workups). That hospital almost became a second home for us, and i was very pleased, and i am VERY VERY critical and skeptical of hospitals.