Today my 2nd choice rejected me:
Thank you again for your interest in visiting our firm. At this point in time we are unfortunately not going to pursue an interview with you but will keep your resume on file. We wish you luck in your pursuit of employment in Chicago. It's a great city. We hope that you have a terrific visit!
At least this lady was extremely friendly and even thanked me for following up with a phone call. So, Worn Jerabek and Landon Bone Baker both don't want me. I've decided that the best method is just to go into the offices next week and instead of just being some pieces of paper, I will be a real person who is intelligent and friendly and well dressed [in my Banana Republic suit] that they just can't resist hiring. I'm guessing that it doesn't mean much up in the Windy City when you get a letter and resume from some girl in Kansas. Boy will they be surprised with the real-life personality.