RE: Help I've moved to the nw burbs!
Off the top of my head I can recommend Paradise Pup on River Road in Des Plaines between Oakton and Touhy. Good burgers with Merkts cheddar cheese spread, 3-way fries (cheese, sour cream and bacon), great shakes (banana chocolate, oreo, raspberry, & pumpkin in the fall). I like the grilled chicken too. Nice guys. 2 brothers and a cousin I think.
Also, there is a Johnnies on Arlington Heights Rd that has good Italian beefs, sausage and the best Italian ice around. I still kinda like the old Elmwood Park store on North Ave though. Just 2 to get you started.