10 Places in Illinois You Should NEVER Move To

10 Places in Illinois You Should NEVER Move To

Move to these places and you’re gonna regret it big time!

If you haven’t heard the news, Illinois is kind of a sinking ship. A lot of people are leaving this state. In fact, more people left Illinois than any other state in the last decade. Last year alone, 51,029 people left the land of Lincoln, meaning .4% of folks skipped town. Many moved to nearby Indiana, Wisconsin, Missouri and even into the southern states.

Every ten minutes someone leaves this state for good. By the end of this video, we’ll see another Illinois goodbye.

Why? For many reasons I’ll talk about, but generally, people are tired of the taxes and the government mismanagement. But it’s also the cold and the gloom and the lack of jobs and the crime. Right now, Illinois is the 6th most populous state, but soon, Ohio will pass Illinois for number of people.

Now the places we’re going to talk about all fit into the ‘sucky’ category when it comes to quality of life. These upcoming cities are all perfect examples of struggling communities in this state, and a big reason why Illinois people are Illinoyed. Here are the worst places in Illinois that you could possibly live.

It’s places like Chicago, Kankakee, Rockford and Peoria.

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  1. Rachael Patton on March 19, 2023 at 5:35 am

    He crazy lol

  2. TheHorrorArtist on March 19, 2023 at 5:38 am

    bro I love in danville and I can tell ya it’s actually not that bad give it a few months and u good also I’ve been there my whole life

  3. Larry Wilson on March 19, 2023 at 5:39 am

    Cairo Illinois was once a booming River town where the Ohio River meets the Mississippi River but has become a city in poverty. Don’t go 3 miles over the speed limit there, you will pay a fine if you are from outside Cairo

  4. tiffany curtis on March 19, 2023 at 5:40 am

    Chicago and Illinois the people keep voting democrat it’s why it’s going down hill

  5. Nick Johnson on March 19, 2023 at 5:41 am
  6. Tyler McIntyre on March 19, 2023 at 5:44 am

    Tyler Mac I’m not going there it’s not my home

  7. Giothedude on March 19, 2023 at 5:45 am

    The divide between Chicago and the rest of Illinois is a real concern but to be fair let’s not pretend like people are leaving Chicago somehow as if it’s planned to send them to these other smaller communities. The truth is the reason why people leave Chicago to go to these communities as because these communities are also experiencing hardships. Is because one Chicago within the last 10 years got rid of a few housing projects. Which caused rehoming and a lot of the alternatives led to moving either somewhere very cheap or to another project. A Rustbelt town has no future if new jobs aren’t Brought in. Anytime that’s basically a rustbelt town that had factories leave all were doomed to this fate. Especially if reinvesting in a workforce was never done. People talk down on the south side of Chicago but most of these towns and cities brought up are basically just the same exact type of neighborhoods just in another geographical spot.

  8. VonSoLoner8400 on March 19, 2023 at 5:45 am

    Bro that barbershop wasn’t even in Chicago smh that’s sad

  9. Debbie Wheeler on March 19, 2023 at 5:45 am

    Not sure why you only talk about IL. You can go into any state and find numerous places just like these…just about anywhere. Many places in the south are even worse.

  10. Jamie Vaughn Art on March 19, 2023 at 5:45 am

    My Hometown Round Lake changed. I’ll never go back. The 1st language is Spanish now. Whack!

  11. alt5z on March 19, 2023 at 5:46 am

    The worst place to live in Illinois ?
    How about ILLINOIS period ??

  12. El Whip on March 19, 2023 at 5:48 am

    This just randomly popped up on my feed I stayed in Chicago but it seem like it was too expensive for me plus I have diabetes so I moved to Decatur and tbh it doesn’t seem as bad as people make it ig I just live in a nicer neighborhood but I don’t see no crime and it’s very quiet

  13. Hevdidv Usbwgshsh on March 19, 2023 at 5:53 am

    Surprised I’m not hearing Gibson city just today a high schooler got choked out trying to eat his lunch

  14. CookieCat :3 on March 19, 2023 at 5:55 am

    I live in Decatur and holy cow ADM is constantly having a toe of smell that smells of burnt stuff

  15. Altered Beast on March 19, 2023 at 5:55 am

    Basically, wherever blacks live is complete shit holes.

  16. Brian Renteria on March 19, 2023 at 5:55 am

    Illinois has plenty of beautiful suburbs and a lot of the city isn’t that bad. Get your facts right bud.

  17. Tyler McIntyre on March 19, 2023 at 5:56 am

    Chicago isn’t my friend

  18. Alan Cwiklo on March 19, 2023 at 5:57 am

    Hey Nick, you should actually do some research about Chicago instead of feeding into false narratives. You state that Chicago "literally sucks the life out of the rest of the state". Facts are that for every dollar Cook County residents send to the state in taxes, they receive at least 88 cents back in benefits.
    The suburban Chicago counties receive only receive about 58 cents back.
    The 96 remaining downstate counties get back $1.70. The southernmost 19 counties get back at least $2.88. So yeah, Chicago and Cook County actually supports the rest of the state with huge tax dollars. Duh! This gross error of yours makes me wonder about the rest of your videos and how much bullshit you publish.

    Reference The Simon Review
    The Politics of Public Budgeting in Illinois (Second Edition)
    By John L. Foster and John S. Jackson
    Paper #59, April 2021

  19. tony costanzo on March 19, 2023 at 5:57 am

    dear Nick come to Australia and see the difference in people they are friendly, and you dont have to worry about getting shot for NOTHING your country is CRAZY

  20. Gaurav Tapaskar on March 19, 2023 at 5:57 am

    Rockford is the worst city in Illinois and east st Louis poverty stricken and crime infested.

  21. Stealth Rabbit on March 19, 2023 at 5:58 am

    Best bet is Schaumburg or streamwood

  22. ScorpioBornIn69 on March 19, 2023 at 5:59 am

    Left in 1999, first moved to Georgia in metro Atlanta, lived there for 11-12 years and saw the rapid growth while living there. Then moved here to Florida and is growing rapidly as well. After seeing a number of videos along hearing and reading posts of how bad things have gotten in Illinois, I’m so glad that I got out. That state is a dying state no thanks to high taxes, high crime and mass political corruption.

  23. Jerry Lewis on March 19, 2023 at 5:59 am

    Your the type of guy that calls the cops and wait 10 minutes instead of owning a fire arm to protect your family in an immediate threat. I’m kinda offended cause I’m a black male. And you didn’t have anything nice to say about the black men that do have jobs and loves the wife and kids. And I have license to kill in a self defense matter on my own property such break in/home invasion, I’m sure your a coward.

  24. davesway on March 19, 2023 at 6:00 am

    Everyone knows why so many people have left

  25. Anselmo Barrera on March 19, 2023 at 6:00 am

    He’s completely oblivious to Chicago history

  26. Logan on March 19, 2023 at 6:01 am

    I’m only here because my family
    Is which is something another commenter said. I think you were spot on about everything. Chicago needs to become its own state and leave the rest of us the hell alone and stop sending it’s section 8 housing people down here. They bring the crime and other problems with them. My city isn’t on this list fortunately but our crime rate has gone up tremendously. If I could take my parents and grandparents with me, I’d definitely move to another state.

  27. JR's Forest on March 19, 2023 at 6:02 am

    The worst thing I hear is, "Hi, we just moved here from Chicago". That’s why I’m moving to a place where seeing an Illinois license plate is rare.

  28. CookieCat :3 on March 19, 2023 at 6:04 am

    I was born and raised here I can tell you it’s pretty bad but I don’t know if I could ever move with all the family that live out here and iv traveled to places they have roads on roads and I’m just used to corn and soy bean fields I live on the border end of Decatur nothing is safe example my cousin went to watch the new puss and boots movie and his car was stolen later found wrecked with the words “this is ours now b####”

  29. Rafael Heredia on March 19, 2023 at 6:05 am

    Fear it’s simple.

  30. Greg Hawkins on March 19, 2023 at 6:06 am

    I live in Rockford. All of this is true about Rockford. I could make a 30 minute video telling more of the crap we live with here.

  31. K. Amairi on March 19, 2023 at 6:06 am

    Born and raised near Decatur. Moved away in 2005 and would never consider moving back. I have a small part of my family there and my parents are buried there so if I ever go back, it’s just to visit.

  32. Manda Nicole on March 19, 2023 at 6:06 am

    I grew up in rockford. Moved to Iowa. It was horrible le yet not. Many fond memories. But would never live there again.

  33. Octavian on March 19, 2023 at 6:09 am

    Texan propaganda

  34. micah watz on March 19, 2023 at 6:09 am

    Its the democrats, everywhere democrats have the majority sucks. Dont vote for democrats.

  35. Gaurav Tapaskar on March 19, 2023 at 6:12 am

    Is illinios as bad as Canada and Michigan?

  36. Dr. Victor Frankenschtein on March 19, 2023 at 6:15 am

    Illinois sucks

  37. Aaron on March 19, 2023 at 6:20 am

    Roseland is nice….80 yrs ago.

  38. Audrey16 on March 19, 2023 at 6:23 am

    Joliet is the worst born and raised there left there in 1996 thank god

  39. waterbrain on March 19, 2023 at 6:23 am

    My lifetime goal is to eventually have lived in each town 🙂

  40. Jacob Woolfington on March 19, 2023 at 6:24 am

    That’s why people from Chicago get offended when people from Aurora say they’re from Chicago.

  41. Gravy on March 19, 2023 at 6:25 am

    *Phew* Rushville isnt on here

  42. sgt fluffy on March 19, 2023 at 6:27 am

    It’s the government. Too many people just keep voting for the same type of ppl running things that spend funds horribly or won’t vote at all. I love this state. I grew up just outside Chicago by ohare Airport. It was just Northwest of Chicago by 20 minutes . Desplaines but the taxes here in Cook County we’re way too high . I knew when I decided to have a child the only County that was decent enough to raise a small child in was Lake County. just bought a house a few years ago in Wauconda. So beautiful

  43. Dacia Martinez on March 19, 2023 at 6:32 am

    Honestly I don’t care about the decline about these Illinois towns, there are actually millions of good and nice people that that live here and the fact that he put Waukegan in the list makes me feel depressed because I spent almost 20 years of my life there. he’s wrong he look down at everything Illinois is beautiful and perfect.

  44. Dustin Jacobs on March 19, 2023 at 6:34 am

    Why does it matter if someone has a link card?

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