The people are friendly, the schools are good, there is a lot of new housing available at prices that are reasonable for the Chicago area.
The big problem is that they tend to get hit by tornadoes very frequently. You could not pay me to move there.
You might like Wheaton, Glen Ellyn, Naperville or Geneva. They all are on commuter train lines that are convenient to Chicago, and they are outstanding communities. Right now, real estate is a buyer's market. You could find a good buy that will appreciate when the market normalizes.