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Thornton Township, Illinois (U.S.)

Cook County

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[Thornton Township, Illinois flag] image located by Valentin Poposki, 30 November 2009

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Description of the flag

"In December, 1977 the Thornton Township Supervisor and Board of Trustees decided that the largest township in the State of Illinois should have a Township Flag and Seal. Therefore, during the same month, the Department of Special Services was instructed to notify all high schools in the Thornton Township area of a contest to design a Township Flag and Seal. At the May, 1978 board meeting, all entries were reviewed by the Supervisor and Board of Trustees and a winner was declared. Miss Karri Howard, a junior at Thornridge High School, was selected as the winner. Her explanation of the Township Flag and Seal design is as follows:

This flag was designed to represent Thornton Township. The split "T" represents the two T's that in Thornton Township. It is split by the blue area which represents the waters in and throughout Thornton Township, such as the little Calumet River, Thorn Creek, Stony Creek and the Grand Calumet. The split "T" is green to represent the many forest preserves that are in Thornton Township. The brown ring that surrounds the blue area represents the fertile farmlands that still exist in the community. The seventeen white stars in the brown ring represent all the seventeen cities and villages that make up Thornton Township. The white background represents the largest limestone quarry in the world. This flag also gives the date Thornton Township was established ... 1850."

Valentin Poposki, 30 November 2009