The typical asking rate per listing is in the $30's per square foot per year. The Whiteside County region is experiencing a an increase in rates. In the last 3 months, the median rate went up $35 per sqft per year. That's a Inf% increase in rent.
In the last 90 days, 4 listings have come on the market, which means spaces are probably leasing quickly. You'll want to be prepared to make an offer immediately. There aren't many listings below 2,000 square feet posted, so finding a space for a small business might be tough.
The standard measurement for office space in this area is around 1,560 sqft. Most properties in this area are around 1 stories. Most buildings in this region were built in 1940 and are Class B.