Illinois to lower flags to honor victims of COVID-19

Local News
ILLINOIS CAPITOL_1444258292056.jpg

National and state flags in Illinois will be lowered starting immediately to honor the victims of COVID-19.

On Friday morning, the Pritzker administration directed every person or entity covered by the Illinois Flag Display Act to fly the flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of those who have lost their lives due to COVID-19.

Illinois remains among the top 10 states with the most number of COVID-19 cases in the country. More than 1,072 people have died in the state due to COVID-19 along with 25,733 positive cases (April 16th).

As of Thursday, April 16th, the U.S. is reporting 632,548 cases and 31,071 deaths.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.