I'm from downstate Illinois and don't get into the suburbs too much, but I'm sure they have great food options for someone willing to experience everything!
Here's the deal: I'm in the suburbs (around Bartlett) for 1 night only (Tuesday, November 9th, to be exact). My friend and I are both vegetarians and are looking for somewhere novel to eat. I'm a poor college student, but I can splurge ($50 a person is probably my limit).
Nothing is really off-limits. We're both ovo-lacto vegetarians, so it's not totally restrictive.
I have a car, but we wouldn't want to go further than a half hour or so away.