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File #: 22-4663    Version: Name: FLAG ORDINANCE
Type: Ordinance Amendment Status: Approved
File created: 7/25/2022 In control: Rules and Administration Committee
On agenda: 9/22/2022 Final action: 11/17/2022
Title: PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO FILE 22-4663 (Rules and Administration Committee November 16, 2022) PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT FLAG ORDINANCE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that CHAPTER 2 - ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE I - IN GENERAL, SECTION NUMBER 2-2 of the Cook County Code is hereby amended in its entirety as Follows: Sec. 2-2. Flag. (A) Creation, description and coloration. There shall be a County flag, described as follows: (1) The central design, mounted on a white field, shall consist of a light blue (PANTONE(r) 291 C) municipal key: a chevron extending from the hoist edge of the flag and pointed towards the opposite side of the flag with a horizontal stripe line of the same width connected from the chevron point, extending to the far edge of the flag, forming a horizontally-oriented "Y" shape. (a) The top arm of the chevron shall represent the waterways of the northern half of the county, including the North Shore Canal, the Skokie River/Lagoons, the Des Plai...
Sponsors: SCOTT R. BRITTON, JOHN P. DALEY, DENNIS DEER, BRIDGET DEGNEN, BILL LOWRY, DONNA MILLER, SEAN M. MORRISON, PETER N. SILVESTRI, DEBORAH SIMS
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PROPOSED SUBSTITUTE TO FILE 22-4663
(Rules and Administration Committee November 16, 2022)

PROPOSED ORDINANCE AMENDMENT
FLAG ORDINANCE
BE IT ORDAINED, by the Cook County Board of Commissioners, that CHAPTER 2 -
ADMINISTRATION, ARTICLE I - IN GENERAL, SECTION NUMBER 2-2 of the Cook County
Code is hereby amended in its entirety as Follows:
Sec. 2-2. Flag.
(A) Creation, description and coloration. There shall be a County flag, described as follows:
(1) The central design, mounted on a white field, shall consist of a light blue (PANTONE(r) 291 C) municipal key: a chevron extending from the hoist edge of the flag and pointed towards the opposite side of the flag with a horizontal stripe line of the same width connected from the chevron point, extending to the far edge of the flag, forming a horizontally-oriented "Y" shape.
(a) The top arm of the chevron shall represent the waterways of the northern half of the county, including the North Shore Canal, the Skokie River/Lagoons, the Des Plaines River, and the North Branch of the Chicago River.
(b) The bottom arm of the chevron shall represent the waterways of the southern half of the county, including the Grand Calumet River, the Illinois River, Salt Creek, and the South Branch of the Chicago River.
(c) The horizontal stripe line shall represent the main west to east stem of the Chicago River and Lake Michigan.
(2) Around all sides of the light blue municipal key, shall appear a green (PANTONE(r) 7733 C) outline. The green shall symbolize the Forest Preserve District and nature found throughout the County. The placement of the green stripes shall symbolize a riverbank like seen at the Des Plaines River Trail and North Branch Trail.
(3) The white field shall represent Cook County's innovation, commerce, and national economic leadership marked by major industries and significant advancements in technology, healthcare, architecture, and countless other pivotal fields.
(4) On the hoist end of the flag, within the w...

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