These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Illinois


We used science to determine which places in The Prairie State are the real pits.

Is Illinois a perfect place? Far from it. In fact, there are lots of places in The Prairie State that are lousy.

In order to run an analysis on where the worst places in Illinois are located, we had to measure everything from crime, the local economy and even the public school funding.

The result? The 10 Worst Places To Live In Illinois. Enjoy the video below.

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About Nick Johnson

Nick has been working and writing about real estate for almost ten years. He's written about everything from the best places to live to the most boring places to live.

Nick's the creator of the HomeSnacks YouTube channel that now has over 100,000 subscribers and is an excellent source to learn about different parts of the country.

11 thoughts on “These Are The 10 Worst Places To Live In Illinois

  1. How is Chicago not on here? Not 2 days ago I read about 14 people shot and I can’t remember how many died!

    1. fake media. Per capital Chicago isn’t in the top 10 in the country in murders. Look it up if you don’t believe me.

  2. So many worse cities than Salem, IL it isn’t even funny. I’d venture the author is from Chicago and has never been downstate other than en route to a Cub’s game in St. Louis. I’d live in Salem, IL before I had the best house in Madison, Venice or Brooklyn. Despite the deep-rooted “social” issues in West Frankfurt and Benton, at least, I could breath and not worry about decontaminating myself after a day basking under the industrial clouds in Granite City.
    If you count beans, you just know how many beans you have, not the reality of the situation. Furthermore, most of Illinois’ issues could be fixed by simply pushing Chicago about 100 feet under the surface of Lake Michigan. Then Springfield could actually deal with the whole state, not just feed it Chicago’s crumbs.

    1. I pass through Salem IL several times per month. I have done this for at least 30 years. You could Almost get away with taking a nap out in the street and still be safe. Try That in just about Anywhere Else .

  3. Chicago is by far the most dangerous city for murder, violence, crime, drugs, sex trafficking, and gangs…Was the video producer paid to omit Chicago…or just afaid he’d be shot?

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