I've long used the posts on this forum as a point of reference, and I'm happy to finally register.
From Detroit, currently living outside of Chicago. My cheap staples are Old Fitz 100 BiB, Rittenhouse, Four Roses Yellow. I used to drink 1792 and Maker's until I discovered there are great cheaper options and mostly ditched the middle ground price range. Always keep some Pappy if I can, along with a bottle of VW Family Reserve.