In a suburban Illinois town everyone looks to one creature for their winter forecast. That would be Woodstock Willie, aka the town’s version of Punxsutawney Phil from Pennsylvania. Woodstock, Illinois, got its 15 minutes of fame when the movie Groundhog Day was filmed there. And every year they welcome back the groundhog with a series of events.
Maggie Crane is part of the Woodstock’s Intersquare Committee charged with organizing Groundhog Day activities in Woodstock. Crane joined Eight Forty-Eight to talk about what’s going on with the celebrations.