I've been living in Bradley, IL, for about 6 years now, and that's long enough to know that I can't wait to find a better place to move to! The crime rate here is the worst of anyplace I have ever lived, and continually getting worse. The schools always get bad reviews and there is a pretty high dropout rate. There aren't enough jobs to go around, not even in fast food. It's just a depressing place to live, not one of the best areas in the state for sure. The houses are terrible because people don't care how they look, and that makes neighborhoods so depressing.
There's not a lot to do around here. There's Haigh Quarry Scuba Diving, or you can visit the Chicago Bears training camp if you're a sports fan. If you're into Martial Arts or your kids want to take classes, there's the Tri-Star Martial Arts Academy.
There is some really nice countryside around Bradley. I wish I had more positive things to say about living here, but the truth is there are just better places out there.