The Illinois Flag Display Act provides that the “Governor shall issue an official notice to fly the flags at half-staff upon the death of a resident of this State killed (i) by hostile fire as a member of the United States armed forces, (ii) in the line of duty as a law enforcement officer, or (iii) in the line of duty as a firefighter.”
Whenever the Governor issues such an order, all persons or entitities covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act, including the City of Crystal Lake, are to fly the flag of the United States of America and Illinois flags at half-staff from sunrise to sunset on the day of the funeral and the two days preceding that day.
Information on any current or past orders can be found at: http://www.illinois.gov/news/Pages/Flag.aspx.
In order to enhance the commemoration of days important to our nation’s independence, the City will fly a larger 30 foot by 60 foot U.S. Flag on the flagpole located near the intersection of McHenry Avenue and Randall Road one week prior to and one week following Independence Day, Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day. Because of the higher material cost of the larger flag, during all other weeks, a 20 foot by 30 foot U.S. flag will be flown.