The main family of assassins in Chicago is the Denard family. They arrived about a decade ago, and have been in rivalry with the Winters (see Mafia) ever since. This group also includes any rival families or mercenaries.
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No one knows exactly how long the Cartel has been active in Chicago for. They made their presence known in June of 2015, claiming responsibility for the city-wide bombings. Their manifesto declared them as "great equalizers", stating they would welcome members of any other factions with open arms. Their goal (allegedly) is to bring Chicago back to its former glory by taking down the bigger crime families of the city. You can read their manifesto here.
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Members of this group might not be directly affiliated with any of the major crime syndicates of Chicago, but that doesn't mean they aren't affected by what happens in the city. Their lives are just as interesting as they do their best to navigate the constant chaos.
Drug Ring #012F3C
The Drug Ring encompasses anyone associated with drugs, from cooking to selling to your basic junkies down at the bottom. If you are part of this group, you are operating in conjunction with another major criminal group, whether it be the Cartel, the Mafia, or another Independent organization. If you're feeling really cocky, maybe you even work for yourself.
Geek Squad #EE9644
This isn't your average Best Buy techie. Geek Squad members are seriously gifted when it comes to technology, whether it be hacking, advanced mechanics, or other forms of technical genius. They may be Independent workers, or associated with another group.
There are criminals who prefer to avoid the risk of associating with any of the major criminal groups... but they also lose the protection of those other members. People considering working for themselves should consider their options carefully.
NOTE: This is a subgroup of LAW ENFORCEMENT.
The International Criminal Police Organization, or INTERPOL, is an intergovernmental organization facilitating international police cooperation. Members of this group have access to a substantial amount of information regarding the international impact of those families which have operated outside the USA, and may occasionally work in conjunction with the Chicago Police Department on select cases.
Law Enforcement #BC7D00
These group encompasses all characters operating on behalf of a government organization or law enforcement group. Chicago PD, army personnel, lawyers and public defenders would all fall into this category. This isn't to say they are all squeaky clean... some may even be playing both sides.
The main Mafia family in Chicago is the Winters matriarchy, which has been operating for several generations within the city. Their primary rivalry has been the Denard family of assassins, although the Cartel is now staking a claim on their territory as well. Chicago has been known as a fantastic headquarters for crime family internationally, however, and has in recent years seen an influx of other mobster groups as well.
NOTE: This is a subgroup of CIVILIANS.
Most people in this city are content to keep their mouth shut and live to see another day... but some people just can't seem to mind their own business. This member group is for all the journalists, bloggers, newscasters, writers and wannabe gumshoes who just can't get their fill on the gossip.