Forecasting groundhog wanted by local authorities for suspicious prognostication

WOODSTOCK (WREX) –  The furry forecaster responsible for the Groundhog Day prognostication in Woodstock is wanted by the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office for questioning.

A post on the sheriff’s Facebook page reads: “Woodstock Willie is wanted for questioning in reference to his Groundhog Day forecast. We suspect he was not 100% honest with us.”

On February 2nd, Woodstock Willie did not see his shadow and forecast and early spring.  However, in the weeks that have followed the area has been hit with more snow and ice, leaving officers to doubt Willie’s credibility.

Mary Sugden

Mary Sugden

Investigative Reporter

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