My family, too, hails originally from southern Illinois. My father is Gary Fawkes, from Mt. Vernon, Illinois (his older sister and my aunt being Sandra Fawkes). My grandfather was Gerald Fawkes. If my memory serves me correctly, I even recall my aunt talking about a cousin named Kiki. That wouldn't be you, would it?
I moved out west to California myself three years ago and now live in the San Francisco Bay area. California's a great place.
It's interesting to learn about other Fawkes's out there, as well as long lost and distant relatives. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org