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In a divided Chicago, one thing we all agree on: A damn fine flag

http://oceanadesigns.net/granite canada fincar Crain’s Chicago Business, April 4, 2017 — Can a flag improve your life? If your city just happens to have a municipal flag with a cool, eye-catching design that everyone seems to like, will that somehow make your city a better place to live? … Read the rest of my op-ed at Crain’s Chicago Business.

The Story of Chicago’s Four-Star City Flag

watch Medium.com, April 4, 2017 — Wallace Rice covered the floor of his living room with colorful rectangles. He’d spent six weeks combining shapes and symbols, trying to find just the right image to represent the city where he lived. He’d come up with hundreds of possibilities for a city flag design, and now he displayed his favorites on that floor. Anytime anyone visited Rice’s home in the Lincoln Park neighborhood — people including the author’s acquaintances as well as delivery boys and milkmen — he quizzed them: Which of these should be the city flag?

Read the article at Medium.com.

And visit the Chicago Tribune for a shorter version of the story, published on April 23, 2017, on the newspaper’s Chicago Flashback page.