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The village of Winnetka (12,419 inhabitants; 10 sq. km) is located 30 km north of downtown Chicago. Quoting "CNN Money":
Public beaches, lush parks, and picture-perfect neighborhoods dot this verdant North Shore Chicago suburb. Maybe that's why filmmaker John Hughes set so many of his classic movies here: Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Home Alone, The Breakfast Club and Sixteen Candles were all shot in Winnetka. The town also nurtured a number of real-life headliners: Rock Hudson, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and indie-rocker Liz Phair all spent formative years in this conservative Midwestern village. Elegant homes with private beaches, gracious reception halls and panoramic views of Lake Michigan formed the backdrops of their youth.
In "TribLocal", 2 May 2012, John P. Huston reports that a Winnetka trustee, Gene Greable, "requested the creation of a flag with the village's seal".
Ivan Sache, 20 May 2012