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, May 15, 2019 until Sunset on Friday, May 17, 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 and remembrance of:
Corporal John G. Krebs United States Army Sterling, Illinois
Please lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by your agency's personnel from:
Sunrise: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 until Sunset: Friday, May 17, 2019
NATIONAL POLICE WEEK - May 12 - 18, 2019
In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed Public Law 87-726 designating May 15th as Peace Officers' Memorial Day and the week in which it falls as National Police Week. The law was amended by the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, directing that the flag of the United States be displayed at half-staff on all government buildings on May 15th of each year.