I have been living in Shiloh, IL for eight years now. Shiloh is a small suburban town in Illinois and is close to Belleville. I can say that this past decade the area has changed quite a bit with additions to new neighbors, parks, and restaurants. If you are in the military and have a family then this area is a great place. You are about 10 minutes from Scott AFB. There is not a lot of nightlife because this is a small town but with a little travel, the neighboring cities can offer a little bit more of a night experience. The best areas around Shiloh are off Hwy 68 and North Green Mount Rd where you can shop, eat and grab groceries.
As far as crime, or disputes they are rare occurrences. Just like any other city, there are issues with drugs, a few neighborly arguments, but you still feel as if you’re in a safe area. The police do a really good job at patrolling the streets. Therefore, for families, children can be outside like the old days.