Like Terry said we as Realtors can't legally say if a place is sketchy. I would recommend you drive around the neighborhood at different times of the day, go to some neighborhood restaurants, etc. in order for you to get a good feel of the neighborhood. One great thing about West Bucktown is that you can find more affordable condos and still take advantage of the location.
Just from doing a very generic search there are ten 2BD condos below $120,000 and there are a couple options that may be able to be negotiated down to $120,000. You definitely need a Realtor and I would love to guide you through the buying process as your Realtor. In order for me to show you the options, send me a quick email and we can get started with buying process!
3101 N. Greenview Avenue, Chicago, IL 60657