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The heroes of yesterday are dead and gone. Division and the Mutant Control Enforcement Agency (MCEA) saw to that. This dystopia we live in is the result of one anti-mutant hate crime that sparked the third world war. The law now requires mutants to register, to spend the rest of their lives being a number on a file with a tracking device on their wrist or in their bloodstream.

For a while, the children of fallen heroes started to work in the shadows as the new X-Men. Not all that long ago, the latest incarnation of the X-Men was brought down in flames by Division's efforts. Team members captured, Agents killed, Cosmic fire everywhere... It seems as though the days of the X-Men have come and gone once again. Or have they?

For a while, the children of fallen heroes started to work in the shadows as the new X-Men. Not all that long ago, the latest incarnation of the X-Men was brought down in flames by Division's efforts. Team members captured, Agents killed, Cosmic fire everywhere... It seems as though the days of the X-Men have come and gone once again. Or have they?

Notice: Human Division employees are still much needed, even if they're depowered mutants. We would also love to see more MHA, Morlock and Purifier affiliated characters.

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 THE CHICAGO HERALD, YOUR SOURCE FOR SCANDAL
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 Posted: Nov 17 2014, 05:01 AM
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MUTATION SCANDAL!
LYING HEIRESS OR CONTAGION COVER-UP?
Some citizens of Chicago may be too young now to recall the public confrontation between mutant Warren Worthington III and the religious group known as the Purifiers. They may yet remember the survival of his company, Worthington Industries, through his daughter.

The public has been skeptical of the young Ms. Worthington for some time. Given the potential reach of her finances and storied family legacy, it's no surprise that she was a frequent subject of this column.

Despite assurances that she tested negative for the mutant gene, rumors abound of her involvement with illicit groups dedicated to helping mutants subvert the justice system. Her publicly neutral stance never quite quelled further rumors that she was running a secret mutant underground with funding from her company.

And now, despite publicly recorded screenings and claims, Ms. Worthington has been definitively proven to be a mutant.

She claims she has no memory of her alleged kidnapping in July of this year, and that previous screenings finding her X-gene negative were accurate.

All of this must give conscious citizens pause. Either Ms. Worthington has been lying for many years, using her wealth to disguise her true nature from a concerned public with a right to the truth, or she was in fact genetically altered during her kidnapping.

Could this all be part of a larger plot to transform unwilling humans to further the mutant agenda

A Division spokesman, when reached for comment, assured the Herald that mutation is not transferable to humans, but advised everyone reading to report suspected unregistered genetic deviants in their communities, to flush out any potential mutant subversives that may wish harm to the American people.

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RYKER'S ISLAND CLOSED!
SMOKE SEEN FROM THE SHORE
As the dust settles and the ash clears, questions are still circulating about the closure of the Ryker's Island Correctional Facility. Was it, as officials claim, an issue of old wiring sparking a fire, or something far more sinister in the depths of the old prison?

The official line remains that the prison's ancient wiring sparked a fire, which caused the explosions seen from the shore when it hit the island's generators. Initial questions circulated around the state of prison infrastructure. Citizens trusted Ryker's to contain dangerous mutant criminals that threaten the public welfare. It seems an accident more than anything else, an issue that makes us question all of our nation's potentially crumbling anti-mutant infrastructure.

Though the island has a long and storied history, it was held up by the top officers of Division as the best solution to the mutant problem, the best way to keep human citizens safe from out of control mutant powers.

Is no one to blame for this loss?

And if not - how can the people of our nation's capital feel safe at night while potentially dangerous mutant criminals remain? Can our existing detention facilities be deemed safe?

One issue seems inescapable: we need a new investment in anti-mutant security. If it could happen there, it could happen anywhere, even at Fort Sheridan. It could be only a matter of time.

Is our city ready for a mass mutant breakout event?

Strengthening Division resources and upgrading existing facilities will be the issue on everyone's minds in the coming weeks.

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INCIDENT AT FORT SHERIDAN?
CONFUSION SURROUNDS SUSPECTED ESCAPE ATTEMPT
Following the closure of Ryker's Island earlier this year, Fort Sheridan outside of Chicago became the new center of Division activity. With that increased attention came new security measures around the city - this included a system of Division checkpoints instituted at the start of May, and a new tipline exclusively for suspected sightings.

At the time these checkpoints were announced, the focus was all on several escaped mutant criminals that had evaded the local police. City officials feared that the manhunt might be escalated at the end of thirty days, as one mutant has remained at large.

Despite all of the new security, reports are in of an incident in Fort Sheridan that may have cost at least one security officer his life.

Reports of the event are mixed, and no names of the deceased have been released to the press.

What we do know is that Fort Sheridan is now playing host to more dangerous mutant criminals, when before those individuals would have been remanded to Ryker's.

Division has since denied rumors that the incident on Ryker's had been caused deliberately by these criminals in an attempt to have conspirators brought closer to the city. Nevertheless, the question has been circulated by concerned citizens and one member of the city council. Councilman Foucault, who is up for re-election this year, is pushing forward with a notably pro-human re-election campaign.

"Mutants have been taking it easy," he alleged in an address to the council yesterday, "Ignoring our laws. Acting as though they own the place, as though they can intimidate normal people to get their way. I refuse to be intimidated by their threats against me."

These threats, which he shared with the Herald, include multiple e-mails from disposable accounts warning him to drop out of the race.

He continued, "We need to step up security at Fort Sheridan. The people of Chicago deserve to feel safe at night."

This claim was made without all of the facts on the incident, as several aspects remain classified. It has been confirmed by an anonymous source that mutants were involved.

As the city braces itself for a further escalation of tensions, Foucault has been climbing in the polls.

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DIVISION ANNUAL BANQUET
EMBATTLED LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY'S ANNUAL CELEBRATION
In spite of recent trials and tribulations which include the closure of the Ryker's Island supermax prison, Division and the office of Mutant Affairs are hosting their annual banquet right on schedule.

This Friday, July 3rd, Division personnel will convene at Leon's Restaurant to commemorate their agents and outline plans for the future. Select guests from the general public and press liaisons will be granted access to the event, which is closed to the general public. Expected guests include Councilman Foucault, whose anti-mutant reelection campaign has made headlines in recent weeks.

Rumors have circled, of course, that the embattled agency may be making private statements about the alleged sightings of a new "Brotherhood of Mutants" around Chicago. These rumors expanded after reports surfaced of a further incident at Fort Sheridan last month. Thus far, there has been no official statement, though more alleged sightings have been reported by our readers.

While these statements remained unconfirmed, the rumor that a new project in the wake of the checkpoints put up around Chicago at the start of May has remained persistent.

These measures were put into place to trap a mutant fugitive who had escaped from the Chicago Police Department's custody. She is considered armed and dangerous, but no reports of her current status are available at this time.

Division's press has focused instead on a new research project in their fight to control mutant terrorism. Many had speculated about the organization's refocusing with the closing of Ryker's Island and the increased focus on Chicago that would come with the use of Fort Sheridan instead. All eyes are on Chicago this summer.

The organization is expected to address this at the banquet, and again at the subsequent press conference scheduled for July 4th. Rest assured, the Herald will be first on the scene with the scoop when the reports are ready. Watch this space!

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REPAIRING AND REBUILDING
NEW MUSIC FESTIVAL PLANNED FOR FUNDS
After what officials are still calling a 'tragic accident' related to malfunctioning archival properties of Von Doom industries, the city was scrambling for revenue to repair the damages. These damages have prompted several ongoing lawsuits against the city.

While an investigative committee continues to assemble facts about the incident, city officials assembled a new music festival to raise the funds necessary to repair the properties damaged. This includes damages to the South Lawndale area which displaced residents, and damages to the Capitol building and surrounding area. Proposed repairs for the Capitol building include a new mural dedicated to the memory of the deceased contributed by local artists.

Many local businesses and entertainers have already pledged their support of the event and the city of Chicago.

Venus, the singer whose chart-topping song 'Running Heart' has been called the song of the summer, was one of the first to officially announce their participation. Other popular names quickly followed, posting tweets and videos with the trending phrase #ChicagoFest to encourage their fans to donate to the city's relief efforts for displaced citizens.

Division has pledged a contingent security force for the festival on behalf of the city. Sources say the incident began when a Division checkpoint downtown was destroyed, with total loss of personnel involved. Media liaisons have declined to comment on the incident further after offering their condolences to the families of all victims of the damages.

If the efforts of the festival prove successful, some officials have discussed the possibility of creating an annual event.

"This could be a chance for our nation's capital to show its strength," Councilman Howe shared in a press conference accompanying the announcement this morning. "That we remain a strong and vibrant city, dedicated to the well-being of our citizens."

Though the creation of a commemorative event is still up in the air, preparations for the festival on August 14th are well underway.

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IS CHICAGO SAFE?
LOOKING BACK ON THE SUMMER
Our nation's capital was struck by tragedy over the summer when a group of antiquated DoomBot models experienced a collective code malfunction. During this malfunction, a Division security checkpoint in the city was hit, attributing many of the reported casualties of the night. Property damage was also seen in the vicinity of Doom-owned warehouses.

A representative of Von Doom Industries heir apparent Konstantine von Doom issued a press statement at 3:36 AM that night, after the man in question surrendered himself to local authorities. Had he not willingly surrendered himself, diplomatic immunity might have prevented Division from apprehending the Latverian heir after the incident.

The statement, issued in front of national press, military personnel, and FEMA coordinators, was careful to distance the incident from the nation of Latveria itself. The Latverian embassy in the city has since been the site of several protests from concerned citizens seeking the extradition of Victor von Doom.

    Svjetlana stood at the podium for a moment looking over the sea of journalists all vying for her attention and already yelling questions in her direction. Carefully placed hands gripped the side of the podium's top and the brunette licked her lips, seemingly working up her nerves to address this angry mob.

    “Chicago… Chicago has become a home away from home for Konstantine von Doom," she began.

    "Much time has been spent just a few blocks away in the Loop in VDI tower. Von Doom Industries is a family legacy, one that Konstantine has spent years trying to clean after the sour taste that his father's legacy left in so many mouths. The DoomBots that marched on Chicago were from an era long passed, undoubtedly a scheme of Victor von Doom's to wage war on an innocent and unsuspecting people."

    "No knowledge of this secret army had been passed down to Latveria's young leader, but that is no excuse for all the death and destruction Chicago has suffered tonight. The son has every intention to repent for the sins of the father and has willingly gone into custody for detention and questioning. With war so recently in our memories still, alliances may seem flimsy, but Latveria wants nothing more than a continued peace between our two esteemed nations."

    "Therefore along with offering our computers that our people used to remotely shut down the DoomBots for investigation, we are also vowing to cover the cost for any and all property damage and compensating the families who have lost loved ones. From the bottom of the hearts of all of the Latverian people, we are truly sickened and saddened by this tragedy."

    "Measures to extradite Victor von Doom to US soil to be held accountable have already been sent in motion in hopes of swift justice."

    The entire speech had been heavy with her Eastern European accent, but she was sure she had softened her speech enough to convey her feelings of sorrow and shame. "Please speak with the claims representatives that will be present at VDI tower around the clock for however long is necessary until we can find some semblance of normalcy. Thank you.”

    There had been small pauses in her speech, small hiccups, as if tears had nearly been on the brink of spilling. The reporters had been quick to yell more questions and accusations at her as she wrapped up, but she was quickly ushered away by the police officers whom had been serving as temporary protection in case the mob turned violent in her direction. It had taken all the willpower within her to bite back the victorious smirk.

    She had been waiting since the night of the White House attack to destroy Victor von Doom.

We here at the Herald took to the street to find out what local residents think of the city's recovery. Though the city has raised money to repair public properties damaged in the incident, people's daily lives have been disrupted in the aftermath.

Division employee, Agent Hannah Townsend, shared with the Herald: "The biggest disruption for me has definitely been the detours due to all of the destruction and reconstruction. During rush hour it's like a gridlock out there. I guess that's… something pretty trivial to complain about though. There are people out there who lost friends and family… I was lucky enough to have avoided such a loss."

"The recent events at my station has left our resources wanting. I know we were out and assisting the populace to the best of our abilities, but that assistance doesn't stop just because the machine gun fire and huge robots aren't ravaging the city any more," said Detective Christopher Townsend of the Chicago Metropolitan police department.

"The city deserves a full investigation," said local student Amy Winter. "We've got traffic backed up everywhere and junk, we ought to know that this isn't gonna happen again."

Asked whether or not he felt safe in the city after the incident, Agent Townsend responded, " feel about as safe as I did before the incident. Something of that nature… it seems like it would be an isolated incident." However, anonymous sources within the police department warned that resources have already been stretched thin.

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A LANDSLIDE WIN
THREATS PROVIDED LAST MINUTE POLL BOOSTS
The two weeks leading up to the municipal elections were marred by threats made against one candidate - City Councilman Foucault. His noted anti-mutant views sparked controversy over the summer, when he accused the city's mutant population of stirring unrest. However, no public threats against Foucault or his campaign emerged until October.

Though no named mutant group claimed responsibility for the threats, Division officials confirmed that an incendiary device was removed from the Councilman's car last Thursday. City officials have been reluctant to comment on the situation.

Speaking at a pre-election rally on Saturday, Foucault said, "If we're drawing this kind of attention it means we're striking a chord. They know we mean business and they're unwilling to take responsibility for the danger they pose."

"This is nothing new, but this is not the time to become complacent," he finished.

His poll numbers slipped over the summer, when incumbent Mayor Gloria Buckingham accused him of "baiting fringe elements of society." The attacks from Von Doom Inc. sparked a resurgence in his popularity as city pundits questioned the readiness of existing city infrastructure and officials. Analysts have suggested this incident was also the cause of the decrease in popularity for Judge Carson in recent weeks.

With all precincts reporting, we can confirm that city Councilman Foucault has been elected as the new Mayor for the city of Chicago.

All initial election projections were exceeded after news of the attempt on Foucault's life leaked over the weekend. Particularly high voter turnout was tracked in areas that were especially hard hit by the DoomBot attacks, with exit polls showing a lack of faith in the city and a hope for stronger protective policies in the future.

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STARK ENTERTAINMENT CHANGES COURSE
MOGUL ANNOUNCES NEW MULTIMEDIA DIVISION
Dedicated fans of Stark brand games and movies are in for a big surprise in the coming year.

Stark Entertainment got its start in video games and related media, but as part of their quarterly profit announcement, the company unveiled a new plan debuting at the start of 2037. Star Entertainment is being rebranded as Stark Multimedia to coincide with the conglomerate's push into broader multimedia concerns.

The Stark Entertainment brand began by buying up several subsidiaries, including Metacortex Gaming. They had their pick of available properties to buy out after several well known Canadian studios were shuttered after the war, and they took advantage of those opportunities. Within a few short years, Stark became a cornerstone of the gaming industry. Their AAA titles are household names to many eager consumers.

The new Stark Multimedia will delve into news related outlets, including satirical programming.

"We believe the time is right to expand our brand," said Vice President of marketing Ezra Goldstein at the launch announcement. "We'll be expanding our trusted name into television and web media, as well as digital publishing."

The press release confirmed that this digital media would include a monthly publication dedicated to world events and conservation, and a separate monthly publication centered on current events in the United States. Pre-release information indicated that these would be released on a subscription model, with some material available to preview at no charge.

"We hope to become the new leader in unbiased journalism," said Goldstein.

Optimistic quarterly profit returns have bolstered consumer confidence in the announcement, but it remains to be seen whether Stark Multimedia will be able to sustain their sudden expansion in the coming year.

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