Chicago, IL

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bgtfcxz
02/15/2019

Chicago, IL 1

Terrible place to visit, and a terrible place to live.

The entire city proper east of Cicero Avenue from Lawrence Avenue southward is all one huge endless ghetto. Even Downtown Chicago is a horrible, extremely bad neighborhood. What was once the Magnificent Mile is a war zone of flash mob shootings, homicides, armed robberies, all targeted at innocent people. There's shootings every day inside Chicago's museums and sports facilities. The "El" has become a death trap with flash mobs toting stolen MP-5s shooting up trains and then robbing everyone on board. Even CTA buses get shot up in broad daylight by the flash mobs. And the flash mobs target law enforcement, media personnell, and innocent people. The rest of the city is violent gangs such as the Gangster Disciples, the Latin Kings, the Four Corner Hustlers, and the Mickey Cobras. The same huge ghetto also extends south right into the southern suburbs, covering the urban areas of Dolton, Harvey, Midlothian, Blue Island, South Holland, Country Club Hills, Matteson, Richton Park, Steger, Chicago Heights, South Chicago Heights, Ford Heights, Glenwood, Lynwood, Dyer, Lansing, Munster, Hammond, Whiting, East Chicago, Highland, Griffith, Merrillville, Gary, and Schererville.

West of Illinois Route 50/Cicero Avenue may be much safer, but there's nothing to do but work. Chicago suburbs people are hateful, anti-social, closed, and disconnected from one another. People in DuPage County (including the suburbs of Lombard, Glen Ellyn, Wheaton, Downers Grove, Naperville, Batavia, and West Chicago) have a zero tolerance policy towards strangers. You can see them in their closed little cliques. No strangers allowed. Any/all conversations with anyone are strictly business-related. Guys, going out alone in DuPage County makes you look like a massacre suspect, and you get avoided by a wide margin. Approach a woman and/or have non-business related conversation with a stranger = 55 years in prison. Lake County (including the suburbs of Gurnee, Waukegan, Libertyville, Grayslake, Lake Villa, and Zion) is a mirror image of DuPage County.

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qwedc
08/21/2012

Chicago, IL 1

See my other reviews.

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cdert
05/13/2012

Chicago, IL 1

Chicago is more dangerous than ever! Flash mobs have taken over the entire city, including all the quiet neighborhoods. They come in all races. They murder, rob, and assault for fun. They open fire on everything, they even set fires to streets, and then they rob everyone blind who happens to be in the immediate vicinity of the chaos. Chicagoland is a tourist death trap! The violence is out of control and is still escalating. All tourists are urged to avoid Chicagoland at all costs!

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Chicago, IL 3

Not as windy as advertised.

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shatteredheart
02/14/2011

Chicago, IL 1

Danger!!! Do not come here for any reason! There are no nice people in Chicago or especially in the suburbs, many neighborhoods are like militarized zones, crime is everywhere, winters are long and brutal, and the city and Cook County are run by corrupted bureaucrats that rule with an iron fist.

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Chicago, IL 4

Like other reviewers, I'm not a big city fan. Every large city has its warts, and Chicago is no exception. But, as others have noted, there is something about this place that is fun. Love the museums.

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fitman
08/12/2009

Chicago, IL 3

As with NYC, you'll need a time machine to really enjoy the place.

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xcuses
08/08/2009

Chicago, IL 5

I visited in the summer nine years ago, when it was warm and sunny. My parents and I stayed in the nice, ritzy part of the city where there were nice shops and restaurants and clean streets. We went on a boat tour of the Chicago River, which was framed by shiny, new skyscrapers. My impression of Chicago was nothing like the sordid tales of robbery and murder I've heard about.

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twansalem
10/09/2008

Chicago, IL 4

I'm not a fan of big cities, but as far as big cities go, Chicago is pretty good. Traffic can be bad at times, and road construction is constant, but it is usually manageable. Other than inflated gas prices, the general cost of living isn't too bad, as the price of food doesn't seem to be inflated in Chicago the way it is in other cities. There are plenty of things to do downtown, including museums, restaurants, jazz clubs and plenty of shopping if you really need a way to spend money.

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