Illinois has gotten one step closer to bowing out of the time-change thing.
The Illinois Senate on Tuesday approved legislation that seeks to make Daylight Saving Time permanent in the state. The bill needs to be approved by the House before it gets sent to the governor’s office for final approval.
If it becomes law, Illinois will join most of the country in setting clocks back an hour on the second Sunday of 2020 — and then the state’s residents will leave them that way. Currently, Arizona and Hawaii are the only states that doesn’t participate in the twice-yearly time change.