Hi Illinois nurses! DH are planning to relocate to Chicago from the Philadelphia area in the next year or two. I have 2.5 years of RN experience now in pediatrics (ER and medsurg) so by the time we relocate it should be 4-5 years of peds experience. Before becoming a nurse I spent a ton of time on all nurses and the PA board to get a feel for nursing culture in general and Pennsylvania in particular so plan to do the same here but in the meantime I have a few questions.I've been to various salary sites and have a rough idea of the salary in Chicago hospitals but if anyone wants to share facility specific salary ranges I wouldn't mind. It seems like there's a wide variation between facilities? What are the most sought after hospitals to work at? Which hospitals have the best reputation to work at and the worst? Are unions big in hospitals here? Do hospitals have a strong preference for BSNs in Chicago or is the market more open? How tight is the job market for experienced RNs? Regarding Peds specifically, is it hard to get a job at Lurie? What about University of Chicago's Childrens Hospital? Has anyone worked at both and which do you prefer? How do they compare? Are there other places I should look at for pediatric nursing that you'd recommend?Are hospitals out here really in to Magnet status?I'll be combing old.posts but appreciate any insight you have to offer.