About the Number 54 Flag
The yellow represents agriculture in Cook County, the color of the wheat we grow. The blue lines represent Lake Michigan and the rivers in the county. The red represents health care, which is part of Cook County’s history: The original Cook County hospital was meant to be a teaching hospital, and it also founded the countries´ first medical internship. The green in the star represents the Forest Preserves, and the four points are for the three branches of government and the people who live here. Without the people, there is no government to function. And the four white points are for the City of Chicago and the surrounding suburbs to the North, West, and South. The name is also about our history. Cook County was the 54th county in Illinois.
Noemi Lopez Student Designer
Director of Communications Forest Preserve District of Cook County