Bug City Express
Chicago’s longest-remaining disaster area. Before Bug City ever happened, the Noose was already here, populated by streetwalkers, criminals, and lots and lots of ghosts. It still is. The long-term residents are almost ghosts themselves, diehards one and all. As the part of the city that’s been feral the longest, the Noose residents have had a long time to get used to hard living. Most of the historic buildings and ancient skyscrapers – some of the first in the city – are still standing, if decrepit, fit to be condemned, and inhabited by dangerous and desperate people.
There are hundreds of ghosts in the Noose, mostly around the Shattergraves. FAB-III did clear the area, but when the bacteria died off, the ghosts came back like nothing had happened. There’s an unorganized tourist industry based on milking nuyen out of idiots who’ve never seen a ghost before. Besides the departed, the most famous Noose residents are the old-school hackers who have patched together NooseNet along the former Magnificent Mile.