Woodstock Willie calls for early spring

The country’s most famous groundhog may have predicted six more weeks of winter out in Pennsylvania on Tuesday morning but the one in the Illinois community where Bill Murray made the rodent a movie star didn’t see it that way.

Certain child welfare statements ruled out in AJ Freund case

Certain statements made by two former child welfare workers who investigated abuse allegations involving a 5-year-old boy who was later beaten to death cannot be used in their criminal prosecutions, the Illinois Attorney General’s Office said.