Hey, Kane County! It's Time To Change Your Clocks!

Hey, Kane County! It’s Time To Change Your Clocks!

It doesn’t feel very “springy” right now here in Kane County, IL, but the clock on the wall says it’s time for one of the rituals we associate with spring: Daylight Saving Time.

Yes, Sunday morning (March 13, 2022) is once again time to “spring forward,” lose an hour’s sleep but gain a little light at the end of your day.

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 13, you quickly move all your clocks forward one hour to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 13.

And lose that 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  — hopefully, one of these days — draws near.

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