Illinoisans will soon put their clocks forward an hour and notice longer periods of sunshine throughout the day.
In the United States, DST lasts a total of 34 weeks, from early to mid-March through early November in states that observe it.
So when will the clocks tick again?
DST will begin on March 13 this year, more than a full week before the official start of spring. DST will end on November 6.
According to several websites, including Sunrise-Sunset and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the first sunset of 2021 in the city of Chicago occurred last month on December 8.
After that date, the sun began to set a little later in the day, with sunset expiring seconds to minutes later, according to Sunrise-Sunset.
Under the terms of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, daylight saving time begins on the second Sunday in March and ends on the first Sunday in November, which is an extension from previous years.
Previously, the clocks advanced on the first Sunday in April and remained so until the last Sunday in October.