Above is the link to the Chicago Police website where you can enter an address and see reported crimes in the area. From there you can determine if the neighborhood is to your liking. If you'd like me to send you available apartments for rent in a certain area, let me know.
As our colleagues have stated, it is unethical for a real estate professional to comment about safety.
There's good reason behind this law as the spirit of it is to prevent discrimination.
As far as making the determination about whether an area is safe - it is up to you to decide whether you are comfortable.
One place to begin your research is http://chicago.everyblock.com/.
You can search by address.
We suggest that you enter addresses in the area you are researching AND search addresses for locations you know and where you feel comfortable (to allow for a more fair, informed analysis of the information you find).
Best of luck to you!
My web site lets you search for rentals if you do not want to work with an agent.