The real time change will take place at 2 a.m. Sunday, with clocks advancing to 3 a.m. in states that use daylight saving time.

Americans, including Illinois locals, will advance their clocks by one hour, indicating warmer temperatures and brighter days ahead.

Daylight Saving Time will start on the second Sunday in March, which in 2023 will occur on March 12, in accordance with provisions of the Energy Policy Act of 2005, which amended the Uniform Time Act of 1966.

According to the National Conference of State Legislatures, at least 19 states had already passed laws or resolutions to make daylight saving time permanent as of October 2022.

In New Mexico, two proposals have been introduced: one to keep the state on standard time all year, and the other to make daylight saving time permanent as long as all or part of Texas is on standard time.

According to officials, the shift will move sunset closer to 7 p.m., breaking a record that will be achieved on St. Patrick's Day next week.

About one-third of Americans say they hate the twice-yearly time shifts. And nearly two-thirds want them totally eliminated.

Many medical professionals and academics concur that the twice-yearly time shift should be discontinued, but they are opposed to legislation that would make daylight saving time permanent.