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Wheeling, IL


Scary Wheeling Illinois - 2/6/2013
Terrible public transportation in Wheeling, you need a car. If you are White and American, you are a minority. Gang bangers everywhere. Aircraft flying overhead constantly. Air quality poor. Nothing to do but go to awful, over priced restaurants. Not too many major stores but Target, Walgreens and Wal-Mart. If you smoke cigarettes, you found the right place. Second hand smoke is everywhere. If you are Hispanic or Slavic, this is the place for you.

Wheeling, IL


Living in Wheeling Illinois - 2/6/2013
I have lived in Wheeling for a year now. I didn't have the chance to check it out before I moved there.(long story). It is very diverse and if you are an American Caucasian, you are a minority. It is mostly Hispanic and Bosnian. Not a lot of English speaking Americans here.There is an airport right next to Wheeling so there are aircraft continuously flying over head, so you have to deal with the noise and poor cell phone reception, etc.. The air quality is questionable from jet fuel contaminates. It is hard to find most major stores like Jewel or Dominick's and there is no Whole Foods or Trader Joes or Vitamin Shoppe or Petco. Oh, the plus, there is Walgreens and Target. You need a car because these bigger stores are in other counties, so be prepared for a drive. There are gang bangers everywhere, but also a lot of Hispanic families with kids. There is not a whole heck of a lot to do unless you drive somewhere else. They have a bunch of restaurants, but good luck finding a really good one, or one that isn't over priced for what you get. Overall, if you are Hispanic or Bosnian, that doesn't care about all the negatives, this is the place for you.
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