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A vote to make Daylight Saving Time permanent in Illinois is headed to the House. The legislation passed the Senate on Tuesday 44-2, calling for Illinoisans to set their clocks ahead in March and leave them there.
State Senator Andy Manar (D-Bunker Hill) is the bill sponsor. He says it's healthier to stay in Daylight Saving Time.
Even if the bill becomes law, it wouldn't take effect until congress gives the state a waiver from the current practice or there is a change in federal law. The bill supported by Manar was submitted to his office by students at Carlinville High School.
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