The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The McHenry region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $18 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the McHenry region has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this undervalued submarket.
In the last 90 days, 3 listings have been made available, which means new availabilities most likley are going fast. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 67% of the available leases in the McHenry are subleases, so you might be able to find a shorter term or below market rent. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet on the market, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 2,640 sqft, there are still 0 leases below 2,000 sqft. Most buildings in this region are around 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 2001 and are Class A.