The typical asking rate per listing is in the $10's per square foot per year. The Hillside submarket is experiencing a a rise in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate rose $1 per sqft per year. That's a 4% rise in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Hillside submarket has less expensive rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated region.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have been listed, which means new availabilities most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 475% of the listings in the Hillside 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 posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 5,440 sqft, there are still 0 new listings below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are approximately 2 stories. Most buildings in this area were built in 1985 and are Class B.