Bill calls to make Daylight Saving Time permanent in Illinois

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) -- A new bill calls to eliminate Daylight Saving time changes in Illinois.

Senate Bill 533​ would make Daylight Saving Time the year-round standard time of the entire state after the second Sunday of March 2020.

The bill was introduced by state Sen. Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) in January. It was recently amended and is now under Senate consideration.

Manar told WEEK-TV​ he was inspired after a high school civics class at Carlinville High School successfully convinced him to eliminate Daylight Saving Time.