I'm from Chicago. Waukegan is a dump.
A lot of Latinos in Chicago act ghetto and/or sympathize (muh victim culture) with ghetto blacks, and the ones that don't like blacks are still pretty Democrat.
Chicagoland is a disgrace. It's almost as retarded as California. I was recently in town visiting family, and it was Covid hysteria in the limp wristed North side. Downtown was full of blacks asking for money, leaving the bridges up during rioting, boarded up businesses. I have zero respect for the brainwashed, yuppie whites enabling all of this nonsense, but their lives seem pretty miserable to be honest.
Milwaukee is basically a smaller version of Chicago.
This is the leadership you are dealing with in Illinois: