The tricky thing about planting along a driveway in Illinois or any state that gets snow and ice, is ice melt products. They can be tough on plants. Be sure to keep that in mind.
How much sun do you have? Pachysandra is great in the shade. Periwinkle vinca is good in both sun and shade. Kamtschaticum sedum is great for hot, sunny areas. You might check in with your local garden center, Scott’s Landscape & Garden Center, for more ideas.