I know this section is new and is always hard to break up the regions, but Missouri is not a Great Lake state. It needs to be in Mt-Plains section. Missouri's second largest city and Kansas' largest city share a border. The other big city, St.Louis, does not share a great population mix with Illinois. Kansas City people are more likely to get things going across state lines, or if their threads were in the same forum they might get more traffic and participation.