Observant Northfield, IL residents got an apology from the Malaysian group that took down the American flag at a local park last Saturday and replaced it on the flagstaff with the Malaysian national flag. The Chicago Sun Times covered the story which got its start when conservativeBrand blog followed up on the concerns of a group of Northfield citizens. They noted the missing American flag in Clarkson Park and took action to find out whether this represented a violation of the U.S. Flag Code. The Northfield Park District, which has jurisdiction over permits for the park, also has promised to look into a new policy that more effectively protects the American flag.