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Daylight saving time ended early Sunday: Did you remember to ‘fall back,’ reset your clocks?

You were supposed to turn back your clocks one hour when you went to bed Saturday night.

Dearborn Station clock tower in Printers Row in Chicago.
Dearborn Station clock tower in Printers Row in Chicago.
Tyler LaRiviere/Sun-Times

Daylight saving time ended early Sunday. Did you remember to “fall back” and set your clocks back?

That is, any of them that, unlike, say, your smart phones, didn’t reset themselves.

In Chicago, we returned to Central Standard Time at 2 a.m. Sunday.

Daylight saving time is the practice of setting the clocks forward one hour from standard time during the summer months, then back again in the fall, to make better use of natural daylight. Daylight saving ostensibly was started to save energy, but it turned out people enjoyed having an extra hour of daylight after work.

So, until almost next spring, it’ll be lighter earlier in the morning and darker earlier in the evening.

Daylight saving time returns at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, March 14.