When you cite Standard and Poor's survey you are citing statistics that are not specific to Chicago you are citing SP's take on the national climate. To cross-pollinate the national schemata to Chicago is a gross mistake that has more to do with a media-induced misperception and not the reality that every local market is different. When you have a moment please click this hyperlink http://www.atproperties.com/marketReport/ and take a look at the neighborhoods that you inquired about (gains of just under 2% and more than 7% respectively from last year). I strongly urge you to read this report - it is predicated simply on a factual reading of actual transactions and it upends any application of national statistics to this local market.
If you are looking to buy or sell a home, I urge you the best of luck with your endeavor. In selling appropriate pricing combined with aggressive technologically based marketing will be your chief allies.
The Real Estate Lounge Chicago