Flag of Chicago

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Flag of Chicago

The flag of Chicago was created in 1917 by Wallace Rice. Stars were added to the flag in 1933 and 1939.

Appearance[change | change source]

It has five horizontal bands. The first, third and last are white and the second and fourth are light blue. There are four stars in the middle in which each represents an important event in the city's history.[1]

Ranking[change | change source]

In a review by the North American Vexillological Association of 150 American city flags, the Chicago city flag was ranked second best with a rating of 9.03 out of 10, behind only the flag of Washington, D.C.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The Flag of Chicago, Illinois". US Flags.org. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  2. "2004 American City Flags Survey", North American Vexillological Association press release, 2 October 2004

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