About the Parallels Flag
The flag is representing the City of Chicago and the five suburban regions (North, Northwest, West, Southwest, South). I chose an individual color to represent each region and the white star to represent the city itself. The monochromatic theme shows that all regions at the core are the same, but still slightly different in their own way. This flag is effective because it represents how many groups of people from various regions are in many ways, alike, as we all reside in Cook County. Lastly, I chose to focus on the county’s people because the county is known for being diverse and home to many people; I hoped to showcase the regions with stripes and then use the star to show how all six regions come together as one.