As the saying goes, hang on to your hats! The Chicago influence can be readily seen when it comes time to rent a place. Put together a portfolio with references and recommendations. Be sure to include references and recommendations for your pets and include a recent vaccination slip from your vet, if you have one. Expect to have both credit and background checks done. Oddly enough, it's not as expensive as you might think to move to West Chicago. It's not going to be anything like Chicago or one of the coasts. Rents are reasonable and finding a studio with all bills paid is certainly possible. Be ready to pay the ever popular security deposit, a pet deposit if you have pets and utility deposits.
West Chicago is sort of a commuter town to nearby Chicago, but the drive 45 minutes away. People in West Chicago often actually live, work and play in the small town itself. West Chicago has its own tourist attractions as well. The city is home to Kline Creek Farm, a living history farm from the 1890's, as well as West Chicago Prairie Forest Reserve -- both great places for people who like to spend time in the outdoors. West Chicago is a great destination for anyone who wants to have lovely, country-feeling home with easy access to big, urban city areas.