Fall is officially here, already bringing cooler temperatures and pumpkin patches galore throughout Illinois. Yet, after Halloween, Illinoisans still have one more thing to either look forward to or dread: the end of daylight saving time.
When does the daylight saving time change happen?
The clocks will fall back one hour starting early the morning of Sunday, Nov. 6, bringing earlier sunrises and sunsets. By the start of winter, daylight will run out just after 4:30 p.m. in Springfield before gradually rising through June.
Illinois joined fellow states like Kentucky in 1918 by instituting daylight saving time, a measure put in place to reduce electricity use during World War I.
What states don't have daylight saving time?
The Land of Lincoln is in the majority when it comes to observing Daylight Saving Time, where 48 states do so. Only Hawaii and parts of Arizona do not adhere to it, but several states are considering joining those two states including Illinois.
In recent years, several bills have been introduced by the Illinois General Assembly — both in favor of year-round standard time or daylight savings time. However, these bills eventually stalled before received votes.
Are we getting rid of daylight saving time?
Failures to pass legislation in Springfield have been met with similar fate in Washington.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Senate passed the Sunshine Protection Act to move standard time from eight months of the year to all 12. Introduced by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Florida, an affirmative vote in the U.S. House of Representatives would see the act go into effect on Nov. 5, 2023.
This article originally appeared on State Journal-Register: When is 2022 daylight savings time in Illinois? When does time change?