The June Puzzler

Our Chicago City Flag is ubiquitous. It seems it is everywhere, on municipal buildings, arenas, lampposts, banks, police and firefighter uniforms, everywhere.

But do we know our flag’s meaning? Those stars must be there for a reason. And the stripes, are they more than mere decoration?

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Your June Puzzler question is:

The Chicago Flag has four stars. What do the stars represent?

For extra credit, here are some additional questions:

Do the blue stripes represent anything?  And if so, what do they stand for? Worth 15 points.

Which star was added most recently? Be careful, this could be a trick. Worth 25 points.

And finally, for you trivia buffs out there, what does each point on each star represent? Worth 11.5 points.

 To enter, include your answers as a comment below. I’ll announce the results in a couple of weeks.

Good luck everybody. And keep your eyes on your own computer.


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About Chicago Stories

I'm a Chicagoan, have been for fifty years. I've had a consulting business in the city for thirty-eight years, working with many Chicago companies and organizations and others around the world. Before that, I worked the city's race relations agency for five years.I am a volunteer tour guide for Chicago's Greeter Program and introduce visitors from around the world to this beautiful city. I'm also a writer of several professional books as well as poetry, essays and fiction. The city has become my inspiration, education and entertainment. View all posts by Chicago Stories

2 responses to “The June Puzzler

  • Mary Gerding

    I think the blue stripes represent the North and South branches of the river. The four stars are the fire, 1895 Exposition, 1933 world’s Fair, and Fort Dearborn. I am going to guess that Fort Dearborn was added last. I have no idea what the points of the stars represent!

  • Chicago Stories

    Thanks, Mary
    ……..for your answers for the Puzzler! All will be revealed in a week or so.


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