The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Vernon Hills submarket is seeing a a boost in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $18 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Vernon Hills region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted region.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. 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 1,940 sqft. Most properties in this market are close to 1 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1990 and are Class B.