Bug City Express
The Northside district extends from the Zone up along the shore of Lake Michigan-Huron, just past North Chicago, until you hit the border (such as it is) of South Milwaukee. Interstate 94/294 forms a natural border with the O’Hare subsprawl and makes Northside one of the easiest parts of the Corridor to penetrate – just take any east-bound exit. The streets coming off the highway are pretty clear, but the rule of the road in Northside is that the biggest vehicle has right-of-way. Not that you won’t see an entire family on a motorbike, or a group of people walking across the highway to get from Northside to O’Hare and back again. There’s a fleet of ‘taxis’ (bicycle or foot-powered rickshaws) at work along the main two roads, Skokie Highway and Green Bay Road, that run the length of the district – and would be clear enough to drive on if it weren’t for all the rickshaws.
Increasing traffic means street business, especially ones catering to day-trippers in from the sub-sprawls, which means Northside has more places that take nuyen than practically anywhere else in Chicago proper. A lot of businesses (the term is used loosely) and enclaves (either a neighborhood with blocked-off streets and guards or a fortified apartment complex) are set up near the border or along the main streets. People that operate out of the back streets are the ones you need to watch out for; either they can’t afford protection or they’re selling something even other Northsiders won’t abide, like child-porn BTLs or slaves.