The Columbia Chronicle

Mark Szafaran holds Woodstock Willie, who has played a part in the town's Groundhog Day celebration since the former mayor, Bill Anderson, requested a groundhog be present in 1997, the same year the groundhog costume was introduced.

‘That’s right, woodchuck chuckers—it’s Groundhog Day’

February 3, 2020

WOODSTOCK, ILL.—The "Pennsylvania Polka" blasted throughout Woodstock Square, a similar sight to fans of the 1993 film "Groundhog Day" starring Bill Murray and Andie MacDowell, which was filmed ...

Piano keys

Federal government ‘poaching’ vintage instruments

April 21, 2014

The Obama administration’s new attempts to protect endangered African elephants are causing some string musicians to panic.Importing and exporting ivory in the U.S. has been illegal for nearly 100 yea...

Duckworth defeats Walsh for 8th District

By Contributing Writer

November 6, 2012

by Elizabeth EarlContributing writerIn a tight, nationally-viewed race, Tammy Duckworth defeated Republican incumbent Joe Walsh in the Congressional Race for 8th District 56 percent to 45 percent. Duckworth who is bilingual, is the first Asian-American to represent Illinois in Congress.“I am proud to be your servant in Congress,” Duckworth said in her victory speech. “All Americans should be served by their government....

Report Duckworth and Walsh preview, 8th District

By Contributing Writer

November 6, 2012

by: Elizabeth Earl, contributing writerThe race in Illinois’ 8th Congressional District between Democrat Tammy Duckworth and republican Joe Walsh is heating up.Duckworth’s platform stands on one she established when she lost her congressional race in 2006. The 8th district encompasses the northwestern suburbs of Barrington, Gurnee, Winthrop Harbor, Palatine, Woodstock and a number of smaller townships. Much of the distr...

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