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"Chicago. Windy City, right? Or is that Detroit? Nah, Chicago. Shitty pizza."
Turk Barrett[src]

Chicago is the largest city of the state of Illinois.

History

World War II

Captain America performing in Chicago

Once Steve Rogers was chosen as the new face of America during World War II, due to his heroic persecution of Heinz Kruger in the streets of New York City, the event became a front page in the newspapers, and Senator Brandt realized he had potential as a patriotic symbol to boost American morale, and promote the purchasing of War Bonds. Rogers joined the USO and began touring the nation in a colorful costume as Captain America, Chicago being one of the many cities visited.[1]

Chicago was also among the cities that HYDRA planned to bomb with their Parasits during Johann Schmidt's attack on the United States.[1]

Marc Spector's Life

To be added

Zodiac Virus

A terrorist cell run by Baker infiltrated the Willis Tower in Chicago, disguised as a cleaning crew, with the intention of launching a terrorist attack on the city using the Zodiac virus. However, Baker's group were soon confronted by a S.H.I.E.L.D. team, led by Captain America and Brock Rumlow, as they defeated Baker's group, with Black Widow taking the Zodiac from Baker, although he was able to escape.[2]

Project Insight

"Our enemies are your enemies, Nick. Disorder. War. It's just a matter of time before a dirty bomb goes off in Moscow or an EMP fries Chicago. Diplomacy? A holding action, Nick. A band-aid."
Alexander Pierce to Nick Fury[src]

Alexander Pierce used different examples to justify his actions regarding the approval of Project Insight for HYDRA in order to stop disorder, chaos and war all over the world. One of his examples was that it was a matter of time that an EMP fried the electrical systems in a city like Chicago.[3]

Chase of Lincoln Campbell

To be added

Abduction at Rae's Restaurant

The S.H.I.E.L.D. team is kidnapped by Enoch

"Tell me again about when you were taken."
"We were sitting in our favorite diner just off Columbus Drive."
Deke Shaw and Phil Coulson[src]

While the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents was enjoying a meal in Rae's Restaurant in Chicago following their victory over Aida, Enoch led a team of hired operatives to kidnap all the S.H.I.E.L.D. agents except Leo Fitz, using a stasis device to freeze everyone. When Fitz regained consciousness, all his friends were gone and he was soon arrested by United States Air Force soldiers led by Evans and Lucas.[4]

Massacre in Chicago

"I couldn't do anything, because he was literally standing, like, right there."
"Where was this?"
"A job. In Chicago."
Amy Bendix and Frank Castle[src]

To be added

Assassination of Sergei Konchevsky

"So is Konchevsky around, or what?"
"Funny you should ask, Turk. Konchevsky's dead. Someone killed him. In Chicago."
Turk Barrett and Kazan[src]

To be added

Battle of Chicago

Glenn Talbot begins extracting Gravitonium

"Where is he?"
"Chicago."
Daisy Johnson and Piper[src]

Glenn Talbot, through the use of the Inhuman Robin Hinton, discovered a deposit of Gravitonium buried beneath the city. Therefore, he dragged the remnants of Qovas' Ship into the city, damaging and destroying several buildings. Talbot then began the process of extracting the Gravitonium, causing pieces of the ground to ascend then fall back down when finished extracting the substance. Reports began to come out of the city, causing S.H.I.E.L.D. and the Zephyr One to show up and fight Talbot.

They assisted Chicago Police Department in the evacuation of civilians while Quake engaged Talbot, ending the fight by enhancing herself with the Centipede Serum and quaking Talbot into space. With Talbot defeated, both the city and Earth were saved, although Leo Fitz lost his life in Chicago due to the collapse of a building.[5]

Phasto’s Residence

Losing all faith in humanity, Phastos, a member of the Eternals, traveled the Earth, eventually meeting Ben Stoss, who would later become his husband. They settled down in Chicago and had a son named Jack. They lived in their small house until in 2023, they were visited by Sersi and Ikaris. After that, they relocated to another house in South Dakota.[6]

Flag Smashers' Political Ultimatum

Following the Blip, the Global Repatriation Council set up a refugee camp in Chicago. In 2024, the Flag Smashers targeted that camp on their campaign.[7]

Appearances

Appearances for Chicago

In chronological order:

References

External Links

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