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The History Behind the City Flag
"On March 12, 1992 the original city flag was presented to the United City of Yorkville. The concept of the original United City of Yorkville flag was a result of a contest sponsored by Tom Hughes (former owner of the Pride Gas Station), the Yorkville Chamber of Commerce and the United City of Yorkville. Local artist, Holly Willson was selected as the winning designer of the original flag. Holly also volunteered her time to expedite production of the flag. Only two original flags were produced. One flag flew in front of City Hall, and the other was presented to Holly as a contest prize. The original flag was never officially approved by the City Council.
Several years ago, the City Council entertained the idea of creating a new design of the city flag to act as a symbol which would honor the United City of Yorkville. It was decided that the new flag would present an altered, updated version of the official city seal. Rose Spears, Ward 4 Alderwoman and Chairperson of the Administration Committee, volunteered to expedite the creation and production of the new city flag. Once again Holly Willson was contacted to create the artwork of the suggested design. The new flag design includes the name of the city, county seat information, the historical County Courthouse, the Glen Palmer Dam, the Fox River, and the Town Square Park's Perpetual Flame monument.
In March 2002, the newly created flag was approved by the City Council. The official 3' by 5' foot, screen printed flags are for sale to residents and businesses for $65.00. It is the intent that the flags will be proudly flown throughout the United City of Yorkville as well as Kenda11 County as a symbol of honoring our outstanding community.
On June 24, 2002, Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert was presented a flag by Mayor Arthur Prochaska and Alderwoman Rose Spears on behalf of the United City of Yorkville. "
Photos of the flag, which is the seal on a white field, and the seal can be seen at this page.
Dov Gutterman, 23 December 2002