Chicago Time Now

After New York & Los Angeles, Chicago is the 3rd most famous city in the United States. It is located in Illinois state on the banks of Michigan lake and the Mississippi River.


When it comes to time zone, this city follows Central Standard Time (CST). As the CST is 6 hours behind the global time, Chicago's standard time is the same as CST and lags behind by 6 hours from global UTC time on normal days. Similar to other cities and states in the Central Time zone, Chicago also observes DST(Daylight Saving Time) and is behind global time 5 hours during Central Daylight Time (CDT) days.


Chicago time (UTC/GMT-06:00):


Country: USA
Time zone abbreviation: CST
Time zone name: Central Time
Time offset: UTC/GMT-06:00
Observe DST: Yes

Is there a time change in Chicago?

The law currently in effect is that the current federal law allows daylight savings time. It is set to begin on the second Sunday of March and is over on the first Sunday of November. This year the first Sunday in November is on November. 7. This gives Illinois citizens an additional hour's of rest. Daylight saving time for 2022 will begin on the 13th of March.

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