On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Itasca region is experiencing a decrease in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate decreased $3 per sqft per year. That's a 14% decrease in rent.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Itasca submarket has lower rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this depreciated submarket.
In the last 90 days, 10 listings have been made available, which means new listings most likley are leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. About 10% of the listings in the Itasca are subleases, so you will probably need to consider the implications of signing a direct lease with the building. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet available, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
Even though the median size is 9,780 sqft, there are still 0 spaces below 2,000 sqft. Most properties in this region are close to 3 floors. Most buildings in this area were built in 1987 and are Class A.