In accordance with the United States Flag Code and the State of Illinois Flag Display Act, only the President of the United States and the Governor of the State of Illinois have the authority to direct the lowering of the United States flag and the Illinois flag. The Illinois Flag Display Act was amended in 2007 to require that the flag be lowered to mark the death in combat of any soldier from Illinois and any line-of-duty deaths of police officers and firefighters in Illinois.
CURRENT (OR MOST RECENT) FLAG STATUS:
Half-Staff Alert - August 30-September 1, 2019 For Illinois Only
The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all persons or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of:
Illinois State Police South SWAT Trooper Nicholas Hopkins of ISP SWAT
Please lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by your agency's personnel from:
Sunrise on Friday, August 30, 2019 until Sunset on Sunday, September 1, 2019.