Newspaper reported a story of gang activity and numerous drug related activities in Wausau's near east side (just east of the downtown district) This area has some of the oldest homes in town with many rental properties and a few forclosures just sitting there in poor condition. The city is looking into condemning them and tearing them down. If you want to read the article it appeared on the front page of the Daily Herald a few weeks back. I believe it was a Sunday paper. Do your homework if you are looking on that near east side of downtown. I personally would not choose that area. Good Luck.