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:
The President of the United States of America and Illinois Governor have announced that all persons or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff for:
Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Thousand Oaks, California
All United States flags and the State of Illinois flags shall be lowered to half-staff until Sunset, Saturday, November 10, 2018