Follow the advice of the brokers below as it will give you the opportunity to see if the community works for you. No broker should, and is prohibited by law, answer a question with regards to a neighborhoods safety; so you will have to do your own research regarding this.
I would also suggest that you work with an agent, such as myself, who can help you navigate the rental pool in Chicago.
Best of luck!
Please see the following website http://chicago.everyblock.com/crime/ . Here is where crimes statistics are kept. You can also drive by the property during different times of the day to see for yourself.
Best of Luck,
Manuel Brown, Borker