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Greater Chicago Industrial Zone

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Greater Chicago Industrial Zone
A section of the Zone.


United Republic of North America


More than 6-7 million[note 1]

Notable structure(s):

Third most populous city in the URNA[1]

Governed by:



The Greater Chicago Industrial Zone,[2] alternatively "the Zone"[2] or Chicago,[3] is a human metroplex in the United Republic of North America on Earth. It is located on the shore of Lake Michigan, in the former state of Illinois.


The city of Chicago was originally settled around 1780.[4]

By 2542, Chicago was the third most populated city of the United Republic of North America on Earth, after New York City and Los Angeles.[1]

At some point after 2553, an Outpost Discovery was setup in Chicago.[5]


Formerly a city of the United States of America, the Zone is now a vast urban sprawl covering large parts of what used to be the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana.[2] The Great Lakes Spaceport is located near the city.[2] A UNSC recruiting center existed on the city's older near-north side.[6]



Chicago had its own child services, the Zone Protective Services[7] The city maintained a Maglev train system. It ran along the same elevated system that older trains used to run on.[8] The Zone also had a police force that drove white and blue sedans.[6]


It was home to an AMG Transport Dynamics facility.[3] Acheron Security also had a facility for testing the Tactical Autonomous Robotic Defense System.[9]


Many residents of the city considered themselves American, despite the city not formally being part of the United States.[6]

Architecture and urban design[edit]

The city had gray-stone apartments and sidewalks lined with Maple trees.[6]

Known residents[edit]

List of appearances[edit]


  1. ^ The fourth most populous city in the URNA, New Phoenix, had around 6-7 million residents prior to the New Phoenix Incident, and Chicago was the third most populous city, even then.


  1. ^ a b Halo: Escalation, Issue #7
  2. ^ a b c d Halo: Contact Harvest, p. 37
  3. ^ a b Halo 3: ODST, Asklon cities list poster
  4. ^ Wikipedia: Chicago
  5. ^ Halo: Outpost Discovery, AI Matrix Display Unit
  6. ^ a b c d Halo: Contact Harvest, Chapter 2
  7. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, p. 42
  8. ^ Halo: Contact Harvest, p. 45
  9. ^ Halo 2, multiplayer level Foundation