Tragedy of New new Chicago
New new Chicago
Chicago sits where it has always been. The current population is approaching 8 million. It now acts as a major thoroughfare from Pittsburgh to St Louis. A Rail line has been established connecting Pittsburgh, Columbus, Chicago, St Louis, Oklahoma City, Dallas, and Austin. It is not consistent and trains go missing quite often. There is work building the line to Minneapolis. The rail is located in old East Chicago that is now part of the middle city. A fishing district has grown up near the rail and a new pear is being built to meet the supply of fish that the rest of the cities have grown to enjoy. New roads and rail is also being built to Denver to secure manufacturing supplies of raw minerals.
The middle city has 20 districts. Each is about 3×3 miles all are numbered. Districts 1, 4, and 15 are the main entrances to the Inner City and are highly militarized. The accesses to the inner city is reserved for Elite status citizens and key labor personnel. Middle city has entrances in district 6, 7, 9, 10, 12, 13, 17 and, 20. The Outer City is composed of a loose network of fences with minor checkpoints and minimal security. The outer city is made up of 12 districts. The wealthier districts have lower number and the higher are poorer/slums. There are checkpoints on the major roads between districts but they serve more as speed bumps and people are rarely stopped. The streets do have patrolling peacekeepers but no hard checkpoints.
There are several large companies scattered throughout the city that take care of basic city functions. Most companies negotiate for access to each others resources without much turmoil on the surface. Most citizens live in the outer city and commute to work in the middle city or the farms the surround the outskirts. The businesses in the outer city are more likely to be family run. Some chain stores do exist.