Most listings are in the $10's per square foot per year. The Lombard submarket is seeing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $20 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Lombard submarket has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued region.
In the last 90 days, 86 listings have been made available, so you'll want to check back regularly for new listings. About 59% of the listings in the Lombard are subleases, so you might be able to sign a shorter term by taking over a previous lease. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,350 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this market were built in 1983 and are Class B.