Here in Illinois, Gov. Pat Quinn is asking everyone to observe a moment of silence at 1 p.m. central time – the exact time President John F. Kennedy was pronounced dead.
The governor also ordered flags at all state facilities to be flown at half staff Friday.
The Chicago City Council also passed a resolution asking all Chicago churches to ring their bells, and school and places of worship are encouraged to join in the moment of silence.
Chicago’s only official ceremony is set for 12:30 p.m. at St. Jane’s Church on the Southwest Side.
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