Paxy Flag (Cook County’s Flag)

The name of the flag, “Pax” or “Paxy” is Latin for peace, as this flag is supposed to evoke a sense of peace or tranquility when seeing it.

Star meaning:
A six pointed star to represent the County’s seat in Chicago. The six points also represents There are six main geographic regions of the County and the suburban regions that inhabit them.

Blue represents:
Lake Michigan, the rivers which run throughout the County and feed the lake. The color blue in the flag represents the trust and wisdom of the Cook County and of its officials.

White represents:
The people who come from all over the nation and the world and there strive for peace and justice.

Green represents:
The Cook counties CONTINUES commitment to the preservation of the environment and Forest Preserves; and as a center of commerce for the nation.

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