That giant rodent saw his shadow today, hey thanks Phil.

Annual Winter Tradition Of Groundhog Day Celebrated In Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
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So six more weeks of winter, blah, blah, blah. This goofy ceremony makes for good chatter in the office, and the Bill Murray movie was pretty cool. Other than that a Ground Hog that predicts the future, God Bless America.

So let's borrow the services of Punxsutawney Phil for local purposes. What if this chubby little creature could predict Rockford's future. What if we pulled Phil from his home to give us 5 Rockford Predictions for 2017? Here we go:

  • Six More Weeks (or years) of the Clock Tower not working
  • Six More Weeks of no one using their blinker on East State Street
  • Six More Weeks of slipping in the parking lot walking into work
  • Six More Weeks of the lady at that sub place giving me a funny look when I ask for double chicken
  • Six More Weeks of speed traps on North Alpine, yes I see you.



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