In Chicago, Woodstock Willie did not spot his shadow this Groundhog Day, suggesting an early arrival of spring this year.

However, during a ceremony in Chicago on Friday, a groundhog named Chicago Harry had a differing opinion.

Firstly, one might wonder why a groundhog is predicting the course of winter in Woodstock, Illinois. The reason lies in the 1993 film "Groundhog Day," where Woodstock served as a stand-in for Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, the traditional home of Groundhog Day festivities since the 1880s.

Since the film's release 31 years ago, Woodstock Willie has held a prominent place alongside Punxsutawney Phil as one of the notable rodent prognosticators for long-term winter forecasts.

The cast members of the iconic film gathered for the first time at Navy Pier on Friday, commemorating 31 years since the movie's release.

However, Friday also served as a tribute to Harold Ramis and marked the 10th anniversary of his passing.

Alderman Brendan Reilly (42nd Ward) formally proclaimed Friday as "Harold Ramis Day."

The Chicago native was the exceptional co-writer, actor, and director of "Groundhog Day."

Ramis portrayed a neurologist in the film.

Numerous individuals congregated at Harry Caray's at Navy Pier to pay tribute to Ramis — a figure recognized for his warmth, hospitality, composure, humor, and creativity.