It's extremely difficult for someone to offer tree species selection advice without knowing knowing specific site details: soil texture, drainage, pH, fertility, water table, slope, etc.
Therefore, it would behoove you to work with your local USDA-NRCS office and/or IDNR district forester to evaluate your property (soils/site) prior to making random species selection.
USDA-NRCS Office Locator: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/main/il/contact/local/
IDNR District Forestry Offices: http://dnr.state.il.us/conservation/forestry/Documents/DistrictForestersMap.pdf
Best of luck!