I lived in Wheaton in the early 80's. This thread has been a great ride down memory lane! It's been many years, but I can remember buying albums at a store near Lisle maybe on Ogden that had a pretty good selection, and possibly a Crow's Nest in Joliet(?), and for the life of me, one that I can only remember spending a lot of time and cash at near a Gino's East Pizza over by Randhurst Mall, but probably not that far north, at least that's what I remember? I spent my fair share of time at Tower on Wabash... But the store I miss the most on subsequent trips to Chicago is Virgin. They had a stunning import section that always cost me hundreds of dollars every time I got the chance to walk through those doors.