What Time is It in Chicago?

Chicago, Illinois is on the Central Daylight Time (CDT). This means that it is one hour ahead of Daylight Saving Time (DST) and six hours behind the international standard time or UTC/GMT. For example, when it is 1:00 PM on Thursday, July 16, 2009, it is 2:00 PM on Thursday, July 16, 2009 in Washington, DC which is in the Eastern region and is on DST. Chicago is one hour ahead of states in the Mountain region, two hours ahead of those in the Pacific region and three hours ahead of Alaskan time. You can also check the Time and Date.com website at