Get ready to fall back in Illinois as the end of daylight savings time approaches

Original article written by Cassidy Waigand for the Peoria Journal Star on September 28th, 2022. A link to the original story may be found HERE.

Autumn is officially here.

Every fall, there’s one big question: When does daylight saving time end in Illinois?

The end of daylight saving time happens on Sunday, Nov. 6, and clocks will “fall back” one hour at 2 a.m.

The idea of “falling back” and “springing forward” each year has sparked plenty of debate and discussion. Nationally, the Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act in March. The bill would make daylight saving time the permanent, year-round time for the U.S. starting in 2023.

In the 102nd General Assembly of the Illinois State House of Representatives, multiple bills about daylight saving time were introduced.

House Bill 2609 sought to make Illinois exempt from the daylight saving time provision in the Uniform Time Act of 1966. The bill was sponsored by Republican Rep. Tim Butler and Democrat Rep. Jonathan Carroll and was later co-sponsored by Democratic Rep. Daniel Didech.

Other bills, introduced and supported by both Democrats and Republicans, aimed to make daylight saving time permanent in Illinois.

None of these bills have been passed into law, so Illinois will continue to “fall back.”

Most digital devices and clocks will automatically recognize the time change, but wall clocks and other nonconnected devices will need to be adjusted manually.

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