Relive Groundhog Day - Woodstock, Illinois

Cherè Coen
February 1, 2014
posted under TMS 2013 Rockford, IL
There's a sense of dèjà vu in Woodstock, Illinois, a quaint town with a centralized square and located about an hour north of Chicago. In 1992, Woodstock doubled as Punxsatawney, Pennsylvania, the site of the famous groundhog named Phil that fore-tells whether the United States will experience six more weeks of winter by either seeing or not seeing his shadow.

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