Illinois Close To Ending Daylight Saving Time
Daylight Saving Time (no, there isn't a typo) primarily exists to give us more daylight in the fall and winter. Some say it's to save energy and money, but it's the opposite. In fact, scientists say it doesn't save energy, and it seems to put health at risk. Illinois lawmakers are on their way to making Daylight Saving Time a permanent thing.
This week a bill to make DSL permanent passed through the Senate and is now headed to the House.
The bill would make Daylight Saving Time the year-round standard time of the entire state starting on the second Sunday of March 2020. (WREX)
As of November 2019, only Arizona (except Navajo Nation) and Hawaii have permanent DSL. Should the bill (SB533) pass through the House, Illinois would be the third state along with AZ and HI.