New Cook County flag close to being chosen

After nearly 300 submissions, the Cook County Board of Commissioners will now consider six for the final designs for a new County flag Photo credit Office of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

At a Cook County sponsored Ukrainian Flag raising ceremony Thursday in Daley Plaza, county commissioners talked about a brand new Cook County flag that's on the way.

The Ukrainian flag will fly in Daley Plaza for the next week, but a new flag will soon take the pole reserved for Cook County.

The youth of Cook County were tasked in 2019 to come up with a new design for the county, but the results have been delayed because of the pandemic.

Cook County 14th District Commissioner Scott Britton tells WBBM with nearly 300 submissions by the county’s school children, only six finalist designs now remain from which the flag will be chosen.

“They’re actually now in the County building by the elevators, all six potential flags. We are going to have a meeting in early April of the (Cook) County Board to then give our opinions on the flags and then we will choose a finalist which will be hoisted here at Daley Plaza probably in July,” added Britton.

The six final designs can also be viewed at

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Featured Image Photo Credit: Office of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle