The Governor has ordered United States and Illinois flags to fly at half-staff until Dec. 30, to honor former President, George H.W. Bush, who died on Nov. 30.
On Dec. 1, Senate Republican Leader Bill Brady and House Republican Leader Jim Durkin issued a statement on the passing of the nation’s 41st President:
“Today we mourn the passing of an extraordinary American hero. George H. W. Bush dedicated himself to serving our nation, and the legacy he leaves behind will be forever cherished by every American.
Whether it was flying fighter jets during World War II, serving as President of the United States, or simply talking about his children and grandchildren, President George H. W. Bush never sought to bring the focus upon himself, rather his actions and words reminded us of what true public service looked like.
Today, as we look back at his tenure as president, we are reminded of a time where political differences were respected, and where civility and decency were the norm. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Bush family during this difficult time, and we thank them for sharing this amazing man with our Nation.”