About The Key of Cook County Flag
The Name of this flag is “The Key To Cook County”. There are several components that make the county strong and unique. The right side of the flag is a horizontal, signifying Cook County being bordered by Lake Michigan. The 8-point compass corresponds to all the directions of Cook County including the north, northwest, west, southwest, and south suburban area. The star symbolizes the empowering energy of the residents. The circle band around the star represents the unity of the people. I have chosen to use the same blue as the Chicago flag to create a suite of flags in the sky. The deep green directional and horizontal lines represent the large forest preserves that make the county exceptional.