WOODSTOCK, Ill. (WLS) -- Woodstock Willie did not see his shadow on Groundhog Day, predicting an early spring.
He was joined by the Groundhog Polka Band and hundreds of spectators at the northwest suburb's historic town square.
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The crowd cheered after it was announced Willie had not seen his shadow, signaling an early spring. If Willie had seen his shadow, it would mean six more weeks of winter.
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Woodstock Willie's prognostication contradicts that of Punxatawney Phil, who saw his shadow Wednesday morning.
The Bill Murray classic movie of 1993 "Groundhog Day" was shot in Woodstock. He was bitten twice during filming.