My shared home, and yours now too, is located in Buena Park. When you web-search it you will see how close it is to downtown of Chicago and more than that to Lake of Michigan. Literally one block west of Cricket Hill, as long as Sydney R. Marovitz Golf Course, Belmont Harbor, Margate Park Fieldhouse and other gorgeous places to visit. And of course Wrigley Field, home of Chicago Cubs, which is 6 minutes drive close.
Free street parking available. If it's full, paid parking is available.