Bill calls to make Daylight Saving Time permanent in Illinois

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SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (WIFR) -- An Illinois senator's 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.

If passed, Illinoisans would move their clocks ahead one hour this spring, then never have to change them again.

Manar says he was inspired after a high school civics class at Carlinville High School successfully convinced him to eliminate Daylight Saving Time.

The bill could soon be reviewed as lawmakers return to the Statehouse from Nov. 12-14.