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:
Honoring Illinois' Fallen
United States and State flags at half-staff from Sunrise on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, until Sunset on Friday, January 18, 2019. 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 of:
Illinois State Police Trooper Christopher Lambert
Please lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by your agency's personnel from:
Sunrise: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 until Sunset: Friday, January 18, 2019