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When Does Daylight Saving Time in Illinois End?


Illinois is experiencing shorter days and colder weather. And as they prepare for the new season, residents also need to prepare for the fall-back. Since not all people are used to clock changing, this tradition still creates a lot of confusion, such as the end of Daylight Saving Time in Illinois.

The spring-forward, fall-back is one way to remember Daylight Saving Time. For spring forward, people have to set their clocks one hour ahead, while for fall back, they have to put their clocks one hour backward.

This year, Daylight Saving Time in Illinois began on the second Sunday of March. It is based on the current federal law in which DST begins in that period. Under the law, the biannual tradition should end on the first Sunday in November.

The question is, when exactly is the end of Daylight Saving Time in Illinois? This 2021, the first Sunday in November, falls on the 7th. Therefore, residents in the state have to change their clocks again and adjust them one hour backward. Doing so gives them an extra hour of sleep. 

Changing the clock could be confusing. The good thing is that it only happens twice a year. This is because Daylight Saving Time will start again on March 13, 2022. Some people wonder, “Is it possible to permanently end Daylight Saving Time in Illinois?

Daylight Saving Time can be abolished. However, under federal law, states who want to do it must receive Congressional approval. Many states have already passed bills to spring forward permanently.

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