If you had to navigate the roundabout at Main Street and Auburn today you may have noticed strong winds had the huge U.S. flag flying at half-staff.

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But the reason all flags around the state have been lowered has nothing to do with weather conditions.

Reasons Governor Pritzker Will Order Flags Lowered to Half-Staff

The Illinois Flag Display Act gives the Governor the power to order flags around the state to be lowered to half-staff whenever an Illinois member of the armed force, police force, fire service, or other person covered by the act is killed in the line of duty.

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Last Thursday (3/28) a Sheriff's deputy in DeKalb County was tragically killed while on duty and to honor her life, Governor Pritzker sent out the notice to have flags flown half-staff.

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35-year-old Christina Musil died when her DeKalb County Sheriff's squad car was hit by a truck that ran off the road and crashed into the back of Musil's vehicle, according to ABC7

How Long Will U.S. Flags in Illinois Remain at Half-Staff?

According to the order from the Illinois Governor, all U.S., and state flags will stay at half-staff through sunset tomorrow (Thursday 4/4).

Visitation and Funeral for DeKalb County Sherriff Christina Musil will be held on Thursday with a public visitation at the NIU Convocation Center from 10 am to 12 noon. Funeral services will begin at 1:30, according to ABC7.

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