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
The Department of Central Management Services has received notice from Governor JB Pritzker that all person or entities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act are to fly the flags at half-staff in honor of the:
Bunn Capital Shooting in Springfield
Commemorating Christopher Aumiller, Marsha Strumpher, and Bill Gibbons
All United States flags and State of Illinois flag should already be lowered due to the COVID-19 disaster proclamation. No additional actions are needed at this time.