Old data. Class of 2011 won't more than 15% for each of those schools.
UIUC is better in Chicago, WUSTL everywhere else.
I don't know if op visited either of these schools but WUSTL is a damn sexy law school. Their law building is one of the best in the top 20, everyone there is super friendly, i've heard nothing but great things about career services, oh ya, and St. Louis is a halfway decent legal market that you could fall back on (provided you demonstrate interest in sticking around for more than a few years). WUSTL is really committed to extending its national reach- unlike Illinois where its Chicago or bust when it comes to biglaw. Also your QOL will be much better in St. Louis- I really enjoyed the area around the school and there is a ton of stuff to do in St. Louis. Champagne is in, well, Champagne.
If money isn't an issue I say wustl all the way
EDIT: And if OP wants chicago, wustl will certainly not shut you out of the windy city, they do place people there every year, however Chicago got slaughtered in the recession so Anywhere outside of Chicago, NW or Michigan (and HYS) will be tough to find work there. Just don't think that UIUC------>Chicago
Thanks. I plan on doing Patent Law and Illinois just seems to be a better school in this field. Plus the demand for Patent lawyers is still very high.
WUSTL spoke about shoring up their IP focus in recent years when I visited in the fall and IIRC, there's a student-led effort to make it one of the areas for which the school is recognized. The clinics mentioned earlier do seem really interesting, especially because of the clinical space they just finished. The building's awesome, but the clinical space is really sweet. I'll hopefully know more about it after visiting again for the ASD on Friday.