The ideation behind this design was to incorporate different aspects that make up cook county. In total, there are 6 stripes to represent the six main geographic regions. Within those stripes, the dark blue ones represent the rivers, that lighter blue ones represent the lake, and the green stripe represents the forest preserve. In the middle, there’s half of a compass rose to represent the 5 suburban regions; North, Northwest, West, Southwest, and south. The idea behind the name. “Nature’s Star”, is because 3 of the stripes colors are nature features (river, lake, forest), and on top of them is a “star”.