Greater Chicago Industrial Zone

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Greater Chicago Industrial Zone
A section of the Zone.
Overview

Location:

United Republic of North America

Population:

More than 6-7 million[note 1]

Notable structure(s):

Third most populous city in the URNA[1]

Governed by:

URNA, UEG

 

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.

History[edit]

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]

Geograpy[edit]

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]

Locations[edit]

Government[edit]

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]

Economy[edit]

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]

Culture[edit]

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]

Notes[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.

Sources[edit]

  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