Bug City Express
Around the time Gary took a bite out of Illinois, Wisconsin wised up and tried to do the same thing. Unfortunately, by the time they got their act together, the Illinois state government had had enough and blocked them from moving the state line. So what remains of this particular attempt at manifest destiny is South Milwaukee, an incorporation of small townships and cities that can’t decide if they’re Illinoisians or Wisconsinites. Think East St. Louis, but South Milwaukee.
The South Milwaukee sub-sprawl lacks a truly unified economy; it’s still trying to integrate the bylaws, debts, and detritus of hundreds of years and a half-dozen small cities. Helping them in this endeavor are Ares, who is working to build and connect new docks along the sub-sprawl’s large lake coastline, and NeoNET, which basically upgraded South Milwaukee’s Wireless Matrix infrastructure gratis in the certain knowledge that commlink sales and MSP accounts would pay for it in ten years. The two megacorps, through their respective regional vice presidents, are vying for the integrated city utility contracts as they come up.