Approval expected this week for new Cook County 'I Will' flag

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The "I Will Banner" Photo credit Cook County Government

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — After a nearly three-year search, Cook County commissioners are expected to approve a new county flag later this week.

The new flag is called the "I Will Banner," and it was designed by Glenbrook South High School student Drew Duffy.

One of nearly 300 submissions from students around the county, the proposed flag features green and blue stripes, a white background and red stars.

County Commissioner Scott Britton says everything on the new flag is symbolic, including the array of six stars. They represent “foundational moments” of Cook County, from its founding to its commitment to providing healthcare.

The search for a new flag began in 2019, but Britton says it was delayed largely by the COVID pandemic.

After passing committee Tuesday, the full Cook County Board is expected to accept the design on Thursday.

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Cook County Government