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Time Zone Assistance


Since readers are in different time zones, we offer the following help for determining the "proper" time when reading an e-Sale Bill. All times listed on e-Sale Bills are local (unless specifically noted otherwise) and are in the time zone specified on the e-Sale Bill.

Time Zone
Description of Time Zone
EST

Eastern Standard Time.

Often called "New York Time."

Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio are on the same time during the entire year, Illinois and extreme Northwestern Indiana are one hour slower during the entire year.

EDT

Eastern Daylight Time. This is the Eastern time zone's daylight savings time. Daylight savings time begins the second Sunday in March and ends the first Sunday in November.

Indiana, Michigan, and Ohio are on the same time during the entire year, Illinois and extreme Northwestern Indiana are one hour slower during the entire year.

Observed during the "summer months."

CST

Central Standard Time. This is the time zone of Chicago and extreme Northwestern Indiana (approximately LaPorte county Indiana and west).

Often called "Chicago Time."

CDT

Central Daylight Time. This is the Central time zone's daylight savings time, observed during the "summer months."

Winter Months

The time period during which all time zones are on "standard" time.

Runs the first Sunday in November to the second Sunday in March.

Summer Months

The time period during which certain time zones observe daylight savings time.

Runs the second Sunday in March to the first Sunday in November.