(CBS) — A history lesson about the Flag of Chicago, which is now 100 years old.
Mayor William Hale Thompson appointed a commission to choose a flag. The winning design was adopted in 1917.READ MORE: Lanes Reopen After Person Shot On Dan Ryan Expressway
The white sections represent the North, West and South Sides of the city.READ MORE: Tow Truck Driver Shot And Killed In Englewood
The top blue stripe is for Lake Michigan and the North Branch of the River. The bottom blue is for the South Branch of the River and the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal.MORE NEWS: 5 Wounded In South Austin Mass Shooting
The four red-stars represent historic events in Chicago: Fort Dearborn, The Great Fire of 1871, The World’s Columbian exposition of 1893 And the Century of Progress Exposition of 1933-34.