Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, is Groundhog Day 2016 in Kane County!
With the snow and “wintry mix” we’re expected to get on Tuesday, it’ll be a wonder if the groundhog even gets out of his hole to see his shadow.
If you do want to celebrate grandly on Groundhog day, you don’t need to drive to Pennsylvania to hear what Punxsutawney Phil has to say about whether there’s going to be more winter.
Much closer to Kane County is the Groundhog Day celebration in Woodstock, IL, where they shot a good deal of the movie Groundhog Day, starring Bill Murray, Andie MacDowell and Chris Elliott, and directed by the late Harold Ramis. Yes, we know that Woodstock is in neighboring McHenry County, but it’s really the biggest deal we have close to home.
So go do your thing, Woodstock Willie. Show that punk Punxsutawney what prognostication is all about.