Illinois is a state located on the midwestern region of the United States of America.
- 1 History
- 1.1 Captain America's USO Shows
- 1.2 Marc Spector’s Early Life
- 1.3 Zodiac Virus
- 1.4 Project Insight
- 1.5 Attack on Alphonso Mackenzie
- 1.6 Steel Serpent's Sales
- 1.7 Abduction at Rae's Restaurant
- 1.8 Massacre in Chicago
- 1.9 Assassination of Sergei Konchevsky
- 1.10 Battle of Chicago
- 1.11 Phastos' Residence
- 1.12 Flag Smashers' Political Ultimatum
- 2 Appearances
- 3 References
- 4 External Links
Captain America's USO Shows
In the 1940s, Steve Rogers was chosen as the new public hero of 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 public symbol to boost the morale of the nation, 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.
Marc Spector’s Early Life
A terrorist cell run by Baker infiltrated the Willis Tower in Chicago, disguised as a cleaning crew, with the intention of launching a terrorist strike over Chicago 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 takin the Zodiac from Baker, although Baker was able to escape.
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.
Both the Mackenzie brothers, Alphonso and Ruben, were residents of Naperville, although their house was mostly inhabited by Ruben alone since Alphonso was generally out of town due to his work as a high-ranking S.H.I.E.L.D. agent. Alphonso notably kept a precious motorbike in Naperville.
In 2016, at the time where the Watchdogs were heavily operating, Alphonso did a short stay in Naperville while visiting his brother, although he was upset to realize that Ruben supported the Watchdogs' ideology. The Mackenzies were later attacked in their residence in Naperville by the Watchdogs, who thought that Alphonso was an Inhuman to be eliminated. However, the Watchdogs were eventually defeated by Alphonso, and in the aftermath of the attack, his colleague Daisy Johnson took a medic team to Naperville to take care of the wounded.
Steel Serpent's Sales
While the S.H.I.E.L.D. team was enjoying a meal in Rae's Restaurant in Chicago following their victory over Aida, the Chronicom Enoch led a team of 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 a group of military men led by Lieutenants Evans and Lucas.
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Glenn Talbot, through the use of the Inhuman Robin Hinton, discovered a deposit of Gravitonium buried beneath the city of Chicago. 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 Zephyr One to show up and fight Talbot. They assisted 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.
Phastos, one of the Eternals, moved to Chicago and met Ben Stoss with whom he fell in love with. They then bought a house in the suburbs and had a son, Jack. In 2023, Phastos was met by Sersi and Ikaris, two fellow Eternals at his house who informed of the impending Emergence.
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In chronological order:
- Captain America: The First Avenger
- Moon Knight: 1.02: Summon the Suit
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier Infinite Comic
- Captain America: The Winter Soldier
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 3.14: Watchdogs
- Iron Fist: 1.07: Felling Tree with Roots
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.05: Rewind
- Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: 5.22: The End
- The Falcon and The Winter Soldier: 1.05: Truth