On average, listings lease in the $10's per square foot per year. The Lincolnwood region is going through a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $16 per sqft per year.
Compared to the rest of the Chicagoland market, the Lincolnwood region has smaller rates, so you should have no trouble finding a great deal in this discounted submarket.
In the last 90 days, 13 listings have come on the market, which means new availabilities might be going fast. You'll want to be prepared to tour spaces as quick as possible. About 8% of the available space in the Lincolnwood 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.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 700 sqft. Most properties in this area are approximately 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1961 and are Class B.