Midday News Links: Illinois Town Celebrates Anniversary Of Groundhog Day Movie

By Samantha Abernethy in News on Jan 31, 2013 7:40PM


  • The town of Woodstock, Ill., is celebrating the 20th anniversary release of the 1993 film Groundhog Day this weekend. While the film takes place in the Groundhog mecca of Punxsutawney, Pa., the movie was filmed in the small Illinois town in 1992. We hope Bill Murray makes one of his infamous random appearances. [Daily Herald]

  • A rare 1913 Liberty nickel will be auctioned off in Chicago. It's expected to net $5 million. [ABC7]

  • The geography of Chicago home loans. [Chicago Mag]

  • Bears receiver Brandon Marshall says he's excited to work with the Bears new head coach Trestman. [CBS]

  • People who bike or walk to work enjoy their commutes much more than drivers. [Streetsblog]

  • The final episode of 30 Rock airs tonight, so WBEZ looks at Tina Fey's love affair with Chicago. [WBEZ]