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:
In Honor of First Lady of the United States, Rosalynn Carter
President Biden ordered U.S. flags to half-staff November 25, 2023 through November 29, 2023 to honor former First Lady of the United States, Rosalynn Carter.
National Pearly Harbor Remembrance Day
In accordance to Public Law 103-308, President Biden will issue a proclamation for the American flag to be flown at half-staff on Thursday, December 7 in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.