Don't Forget to 'Spring Forward' Sunday, March 12, 2017

Don’t Forget to ‘Spring Forward’ Sunday, March 12, 2017

Did you know that there was an effort in the state of Illinois legislature to make Daylight Saving Time the year-round standard time for the entire state?

It’s absolutely true, and although it looks like the legislation has quietly died away, I’d just like to state for the record that I’m all for it.

Daylight Saving Time returns to Kane County, IL, this weekend. Officially we turn our clocks forward an hour, following the old adage, “Spring Forward, Fall Back.”

If you’re a stickler for such things, when local standard time is about to reach 2 a.m. Sunday, March 12, you quickly move all your clocks forward one hour to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, 2017.

That’s right. We lose an hour of sleep.

Difficult, for sure, but a small price to pay, I say, for the light we gain at the end of the day. And of course, it just gets better from here, as the days get longer and spring draws near.

Just as an FYI, Daylight Saving Time ends at 2 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 5, 2017. I’m trying not to think that far ahead. 🙂