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File #: 21-1257    Version: 1 Name: HONORING THE TWENTY-FIVE FLAG2021 SEMIFINALIST DESIGN TEAMS
Type: Consent Calendar Resolution Status: Approved
File created: 1/27/2021 In control: Board of Commissioners
On agenda: 1/28/2021 Final action: 1/28/2021
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION HONORING THE TWENTY-FIVE FLAG2021 SEMIFINALIST DESIGN TEAMS WHEREAS, the Cook County Flag is the official Banner of Cook County, Illinois, the second largest county in the United States with a population of over 5.2 million people; and, WHEREAS, the County Board approved the current County Flag by Resolution on March 14, 1961 after four County employees and the County Treasurer came up with a design on their own that was submitted by President Daniel Ryan to the Board; and, WHEREAS, it was determined by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that it was time to create a New Flag for a New Century, in December 2019, the Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to find a new official banner for the County, inviting all high school age students grades 9 through 12 to submit designs for consideration; and, WHEREAS, that the President convened, and Commissioner Scott Britton has Chaired, the FLAG2021 Advisory Panel comprised of historians, community members, desig...
Sponsors: SCOTT R. BRITTON, FRANK J. AGUILAR, ALMA E. ANAYA, LUIS ARROYO JR, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BRIDGET GAINER, BRANDON JOHNSON, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, STANLEY MOORE, KEVIN B. MORRISON, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS, LARRY SUFFREDIN
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

HONORING THE TWENTY-FIVE FLAG2021 SEMIFINALIST DESIGN TEAMS

WHEREAS, the Cook County Flag is the official Banner of Cook County, Illinois, the second largest county in the United States with a population of over 5.2 million people; and,

WHEREAS, the County Board approved the current County Flag by Resolution on March 14, 1961 after four County employees and the County Treasurer came up with a design on their own that was submitted by President Daniel Ryan to the Board; and,

WHEREAS, it was determined by the Cook County Board of Commissioners that it was time to create a New Flag for a New Century, in December 2019, the Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to find a new official banner for the County, inviting all high school age students grades 9 through 12 to submit designs for consideration; and,

WHEREAS, that the President convened, and Commissioner Scott Britton has Chaired, the FLAG2021 Advisory Panel comprised of historians, community members, design experts, County Board members, County leadership and others to conduct a FLAG2021 Design Contest as part of the creation of 21st Century Cook County Flag.

WHEREAS, that the winning flag design will become the official banner of Cook County Government and will be flown in all locations where the current County flag is flown, including Richard J. Daley Plaza in Chicago, the Cook County Building and all other County Facilities and Courthouses; and,

WHEREAS, that the 21st Century County Flag, once approved, is to be raised in a public ceremony on Daley Plaza, and that an additional ceremony would be held with all municipalities and townships to exchange their 20th Century Cook County Flag for the 21st Century Cook County Flag in 2021; and,

WHEREAS, the FLAG2021 Design Contest invited student designers to design a flag for Cook County using colors, symbols, shapes and patterns to represent the following aspects of Cook County, with students asked to consider:

* County Mission ...

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