Bug City Express
A real Ares-town, the Joliet Arsenal Industrial Park was actually the main staging point for Knight Errant while manning the walls of the Containment Zone, and it houses some of Damien Knight’s best experimental munitions research – not to mention long-term effects of ammunition on soil and water (a leftover from old military testing on-site). The other major attractions in town are the Stateville Correctional Center and the New Joliet Correctional Center, both maximum-security prisons. Stateville is a run-down and overpopulated male-only prison run by Knight Errant under contract with the state of Illinois, but New Joliet is a modern coed facility that Ares maintains strictly for corporate prisoners – other corporations pay them to keep inmates for a given duration for breaking corporate law.
The prisons and the industrial park, through contracts with local businesses, are the two biggest employers in Joliet. A lot of ex-cons get out of their nickel-and-dimes and move to the ’burbs near Southside, where they take jobs at call centers or the warehouse and distribution centers that service the long-haul trucks and trains passing through.