Gov. Rauner has ordered all entities governed by the Illinois Flag Display Act to fly both the United States and Illinois state flags at half-staff in honor and remembrance of Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer.
Commander Bauer was shot and killed Feb. 13 while confronting an armed suspect outside the James R. Thompson Center, a state government office building in downtown Chicago. Bauer was a 31-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department.
Flags will be lowered at all state buildings from sunrise Feb. 15 until sunset Feb. 17.