is Kenosha really a ghetto city?
all american girl

Milwaukee, WI

#613 Jan 5, 2012
Kenosha Resident wrote:
You people are delusional!!! You would think some of you grew up in the Hamptons!!! I was born here in Kenosha but moved to North Chicago not long after. I have lived all over the Midwest from SS Chicago to the Avondale nieghborhood of Cincinnati. I have also lived in a few affluant nieghborhoods as well. Kenosha is one of the best places i have ever lived and i plan on spending the rest of my life here. Crime?? Don't make me laugh!! There is little to no crime here, and in most cases it isn't young black men doing these acts, but local residence who've lived here all there lives. I found in this area caucasions dominate the criminal justice system. Not only in Kenosha county, but state wide. I am a non active gang member, and I can speak from experience that Kenosha wishes they had a gang problem. Gangs are practically non existant in Kenosha compared to Racine or across th ILL border. The scenery of the Lake Front is one of the bst I've seen. Groring up in the North Chicago Waukegan area, i know what a sh*ty lakefront looks like. After a life of criminal activity, alos after doing prison time, I began to go on a path of ritchousness other than destruction. I am now a full time college student looking to start a new life of peace and prosparity. Kenosha is the perfect place to do this. With the Crysler building being demolished leaveing prime relastate to help Kenoshas economy boom again, I see nothing but good things in the future of Kenosha and it's residence. For those who think it's a pisshole? Move to North Chicago east of Lewis avenue or to the Auburn Greshum nieghborhood of Chicago. You be crawling back to the Safe Haven that Kenosha is!!!
your definately correct about north chicago and juankegan they are both very crappy places to live . thats why i moved back up here after 20 years.
bigsixpack

Delafield, WI

#614 Jan 15, 2012
What I do see is that some people complain about alot of good and unique things in kenosha. The trolly systema and harbor market are all good and nice things for the city. I will tell you one thing, if you start to lose things like that people will move out. Also, kenosha people must demand well run and disciplined schools at all times. If trouble makers (and their parents) are allowed to run the schools, it will soon destroy the town as good families will move out ASAP.

Since: Nov 11

Garden City, MI

#615 Jan 15, 2012
I have this theory that kenosha needs to go through a revitilization and rebirth and then the whole country will follow out of this funk.that the whole nation has been . America needs to rethink about itself. Start thinking locally instead of being the world bully. Start thinking about what we want as people and not consumers programmed by coorporations who just use people . Read some gerald celente blog. He explaines what has been going on inthe nation as well as other nations. As. A town I feel kenosha has kept some of its soul ,a hard thing to do these days as far as corporations trying to take. Over
Johnnywants outof K E N O

Caledonia, IL

#616 Jan 17, 2012
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Jerry Mathers

Greenville, SC

#617 Feb 23, 2012
The better educated and the highly motivated all flee from Kenosha upon graduation from high school. The people who remain in Kenosha are responsible for the deplorable condition of that city. However, you really can't beat Kenosha when it comes to getting a good pizza. The place has never been all that great.
Queer 4 Vikings

United States

#618 Feb 23, 2012
Wisconsin is full of short hair women that weigh 700 pounds.

Since: Nov 11

Melrose Park, IL

#619 Feb 25, 2012
Queer 4 Vikings wrote:
Wisconsin is full of short hair women that weigh 700 pounds.
sounds like cows, they have short hair, man is thus really true about wisconsin ??????? I thought they have some beauty swedes, tall an blonde
Datguy

Muskego, WI

#620 Mar 7, 2012
I moved up to Kenosha in 09 and it's a lovely place. But to address somethings. First don't blame the strip mall on ppl for Illinois, blame it on your County Board members or the fact that Kenosha was growing and it was a need for the mall ( supply and demand business 101). Second why so much hate for the ppl who come from Chicago? Is it because Chicago is well know and not to many ppl outside the midwest know about Kenosha, or is it the same kind of history like with the Bears and Packers? Last but not least if you all hate Chicago or Illinois so much drop the K-Town shit. Ya'll got that from two rap artist from Chicago by the names of Twista and Da Brat.
Now if anybody is buut hurt over this, the truth must hurt. But I love this place like I love Chicago and wouldn't change it for anything, OK world peace or a cure for aids/cance but you get what I'm saying.
Datguy

Muskego, WI

#621 Mar 7, 2012
Queer 4 Vikings wrote:
Wisconsin is full of short hair women that weigh 700 pounds.
While there are some fat and ugly women in Kenosha, it's some stunning women out here. But for you to make a comment like that bug's me since your screen name has the word Queer in it, one would think women aren't your cup of tea.
Datguy

Muskego, WI

#622 Mar 7, 2012
docreflex wrote:
<quoted text> sounds like cows, they have short hair, man is thus really true about wisconsin ??????? I thought they have some beauty swedes, tall an blonde
They have all kinds of women out here, form the tall blondes, to the curvy. Me I like my women to have some meat on them, but I don't want them to look like they've been gazing in the grass all day.
Datguy

Muskego, WI

#623 Mar 7, 2012
Moriarty wrote:
The city may look nice in many areas, but that's due to money being dumped into it. Crime is going up, drugs, gangs, the general civility of the social status quo has begun its plummet into the ghetto culture.
Yes, we still have many nicer neighborhoods, but just like all things, you must look at the seeds that will be the next crop. Our schools have seen growing social and moral decline. The "thug" subculture is revered by most of tomorrows citizens. Statistically, just as we have seen in Racine, Zion, etc... This was always indicative of sociological and cultural decline. Go past an elementary school and listen to the loud cursing in Ebonics or other vulgar argot.
It hurts to say it, but civility, respect and etiquette are being replaced with violence, apathy, disregard for common social decency.
We hopefully will have a few years before all hell breaks loose, but social unrest and govt\political icompetance can only exacerbate the problems.
I gotta disagree with somethings you said. The "Thugs" are nothing mush but posers. Many of them wouldn't bust a nut in a ho house ( send to the south side or west side of Chicago and they'll be running up 41/94 to get back). I have to blame tv/music and video games for the violence that's going on in these streets nowadays. But where I do agree is if nothing is done about our political "leaders" not working to help fix whats going on it's only gonna go downhill form here, but it's not just here but all over the world. When people are barely getting by or have no job and have mouths to feed, it'll make them do things that they wouldn't have dreamed of in a million yrs.
Datguy

Muskego, WI

#624 Mar 7, 2012
NoyB wrote:
<quoted text>\
lol..What do you expect? Liberal run it. They always end up running $$$ and everything else into the ground.
Last time I checked "Con"servatives ran the state, unless you're saying this because of the recall elections and the right still holds more seats in the WI House. Oh and what a wonderful job Scott Walker is doing and Paul Ryan is doing a great job too (gtfoh)
Datguy

Muskego, WI

#625 Mar 7, 2012
Kenosha Resident wrote:
You people are delusional!!! You would think some of you grew up in the Hamptons!!! I was born here in Kenosha but moved to North Chicago not long after. I have lived all over the Midwest from SS Chicago to the Avondale nieghborhood of Cincinnati. I have also lived in a few affluant nieghborhoods as well. Kenosha is one of the best places i have ever lived and i plan on spending the rest of my life here. Crime?? Don't make me laugh!! There is little to no crime here, and in most cases it isn't young black men doing these acts, but local residence who've lived here all there lives. I found in this area caucasions dominate the criminal justice system. Not only in Kenosha county, but state wide. I am a non active gang member, and I can speak from experience that Kenosha wishes they had a gang problem. Gangs are practically non existant in Kenosha compared to Racine or across th ILL border. The scenery of the Lake Front is one of the bst I've seen. Groring up in the North Chicago Waukegan area, i know what a sh*ty lakefront looks like. After a life of criminal activity, alos after doing prison time, I began to go on a path of ritchousness other than destruction. I am now a full time college student looking to start a new life of peace and prosparity. Kenosha is the perfect place to do this. With the Crysler building being demolished leaveing prime relastate to help Kenoshas economy boom again, I see nothing but good things in the future of Kenosha and it's residence. For those who think it's a pisshole? Move to North Chicago east of Lewis avenue or to the Auburn Greshum nieghborhood of Chicago. You be crawling back to the Safe Haven that Kenosha is!!!
You must be talking about Broadway in N.Chicago. But I will say form one street head who turned his life around, kudos. And the Auburn area is not as f'ed up as Englewood/Low-End
luv kenosha

Kenosha, WI

#626 Mar 23, 2012
Sorry, beg to disagree with the majority of losers complaining about this wonderful city. Most of you can't even articulate a comprehensible argument anyways. As far as being "ghetto", no definitely not! Sure, there are some more sketchy areas, but overall Kenosha is a great little city. We have beautiful parks and nice tree-lined streets and neighborhoods. In comparison to other school districts Kenosha Unified holds its own. As for its women, c'mon, are you serious?? Have you seen the newest MISS AMERICA?? She is absolutely gorgeous, not mention sweet as can be and intelligent to boot. Plus, she is from KENOSHA!

My only complains would be the good old boys form of politics that persists in all areas of local government, from the school board and its administration to the police force, from the city council to the mayor's office and its minions. Not enough free thinking people willing to take chances to try to change the system, and not enough every day folks getting out and voting for real change. The Kenosha "system" needs a complete overhaul in my personal opinion.
luv kenosha

Kenosha, WI

#627 Mar 23, 2012
*complaints
Joe

Oconomowoc, WI

#630 Apr 5, 2012
Kenosha is a wonderful place to live. The downtown is going through a revival with lots of festivities, a strong and fast growing farmer's market, and great restaurants popping up all over. The southside community is strong. The northside community is filled with lots of college students, professors, and executives. With 3-4 colleges in the area, Carthage continuing to move up the charts, and some of the best parks and lakefront around, Kenosha has a lot to offer.

Personally, I have no issues with Illinois folks here. Their money is just as green as mine and I love visitors from all across the country as well as those seeking to relocate. I do find the contrast between the new and heavily franchised area out by 94 and the older and heavily individualized downtown to be stark. But I really enjoy this as I get the best of both worlds. If I want to have a "real" experience I stay down by the lake. If I want Applebee's, etc I head out to the highway. Anyhow, to each their own. I hope all of you are so lucky to live in a place that is somewhat similar someday. I really enjoy it. Best wishes to all!
bigsixpack

Kenosha, WI

#631 Apr 8, 2012
I agree Joe!

Since: Nov 11

Denver, CO

#632 Apr 16, 2012
You can actually go in a bar an have a good fish an talk to a women u jus met. Try that in yuppy neighborhood in chicago. The women will look at you like your nuts. Unless you are a yuppy yourself. So I like kenosha. Women are wild a bit but that's okay
dontrip

Racine, WI

#633 Apr 29, 2012
Great Location...why dont you go backk.this country wasnt even yours....sooo dont try to come at people with out "proper paperwork" rude.
Use to live in Wisconsin

Fox Lake, IL

#634 May 3, 2012
Kirk Kensington wrote:
The FIB's HAVE ruined this whole corner of the state.
Yeah, there are mostly good areas, but that should be expected of any town and the bad areas stick in a person's mind more.
That whole area bordered by 60th/ 39th/ Sheridan and 45th, is pretty much a PISSHOLE.
You may call Illinois people FIB's but they pay taxes just like you to live there, I'm embarrassed for you with your ignorant comments,I'm sure you have no idea how many wisconsinite live in Illinois either. But ignorance is stupidity and really why try to even talk to you!

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