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Half-staff flags: Honoring fallen police officer Areanah M. Preston

United States and Illinois flags at half-staff until sunset Wednesday

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 and remembrance of:

  • Chicago Police Officer Areanah M. Preston of Chicago Police Department

Please lower the United States flags and the State flags at all buildings occupied by your agency’s personnel from:

  • Sunrise on Thursday, May 11, 2023, to Sunset on Wednesday, May 17, 2023

More information: www.illinois.gov/about/flag-honors

Office of the Illinois Governor
Office of the Illinois Governorhttps://www.illinois.gov/
One of the duties of the Office of the ​Governor is to announce the lowering of flags to half-staff for every Illinois member of the armed forces, police force, fire service, and other groups covered by the Act killed in the line of duty. The Lansing Journal receives news releases regarding these occasions and republishes them for our community. We also publish other state news from the Governor's Office that impacts or interests our community.