No shadow for Woodstock Willie, spring coming early

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WOODSTOCK, Ill. -- Local groundhog, Woodstock Willie, came out of his tree trunk home to let the people of Illinois know that spring is coming early.

The announcement was made around 7:10 a.m. Tuesday after Willie did not see his shadow.

A proclamation was read to the crowd and everyone cheered with excitement.