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The state senate is voting to make daylight savings time permanent in Illinois.

The legislation passed 44 to two calling for Illinoisans to set their clocks ahead in march and leaving them there.

The idea was presented to Senator Andy Manar of Bunker Hill by high school students in his district. He says they wanted to open a discussion on the subject. 

Senator Linda Holmes of Aurora voted against the measure. 

Supporters cite other studies that say it’s healthier to remain in daylight savings time.

Even if this 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.