I decided to make my flag resemble a map of Cook County–zoomed in on the lakeshore, which is why the block to the right is blue. The left green block represents the flat land and lush forestry. The black divider in the middle represents a road, which is an homage to the many expressways Cook County residents use daily. Finally, the star has five points to represent the five suburban regions. It is placed roughly where Chicago is geographically, just like a pin on a map. It is white because, just as when all colors in light mix together the whole appears white, Cook County is diverse and it is a mix of many different people groups.