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 Nicholas Weist
Governor Pritzker has ordered the U.S. and Illinois flags to fly half-staff May 6-7, 2022 in honor of Deputy Nicholas Weist of the Knox County Police Department.