Lockport. This brings back lots of memories. The hidden gem of Northern Illinois. Small city, under 25,000 people, but has great parks, like the new Lincoln Landing. Its Downtown area is nice, very historic. In Downtown Lockport youll usually find 600/month 1br apartments, with no credit checks. The wine and dining scene here is great, it also has some pretty well known stores like Walmart and Target. The grocery shopping? Farrell Road is the best place. Lockport has a Walmart, Jewel Osco, and the new Berkot's. It has a Sonic-Drive In also. The schools here sre amazing. I went in 33-C, and it was a.very wealthy school. It's also VERY close to Chicago. Enjoy it. I know you will.