Bill to make Daylight Saving Time permanent heads to Illinois Senate last week

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WREX) — Daylight Saving Time may be one step closer to coming to an end in Illinois.

In May, state Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) introduced Senate Bill 533, which would make Daylight Saving Time the year-round standard time of the entire state starting on the second Sunday of March 2020.

Now, the bill is ready to head to the Senate.

Manar said he introduced the bill after a high school civics class at Carlinville High School successfully convinced him Daylight Saving Time should be eliminated.

Manar’s bill passed out of the State Government Committee on May 23 and has since been referred to another committee.

Lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Nov. 12, and will continue through Nov. 14.

Andrew Carrigan

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