To start out, I chose the three most iconic colors associated with the Chicagoland area which were blue, white, and red. They were color code matched to the specific colors that we represent. Next, there is a gradient layer in the middle section which represents the large help lake Michigan is to us as well as representing our ability to change smoothly. For years, Chicago has been one of the three main hubs in the United States and Lake Michigan is certainly something that has helped us thrive as well as being highly appreciated by the Chicago population. Lastly, there is one main star in the middle which represents Chicago (the main capital) as well as five surrounding stars which represent regions around it including the North, Northwest, West, Southwest, and the South. Cook County is a strong region which has provided many opportunities and futures for many young Americans as well as immigrants.