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How Much Do You Know About the Chicago Flag?

Daniel Hautzinger
The Chicago Flag.

Today is the 100th anniversary of the adoption of the beloved Chicago Flag. In 2004, the North American Vexillogical Association rated the best city flags in the United States, and Chicago came in second, behind Washington, D.C. How well do you know the layered symbolism behind the flag? You may know what the stars stand for, but do you know what the colors symbolize and what the stripes mean?