Black Bear

Sheryl Hutchinson took this photo of a bear on her property in Rockford on Monday. (Sheryl Hutchinson)

More Black Bears Could Be Headed To Illinois, Even Chicago: Experts

The recent sightings of a young black bear in northern Illinois could be a signal more of the animals will make their way here. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports.

06/19/2014

A black bear in a tree outside Mount Morris in northern Illinois. (Credit: Earleen Hinton/Shaw Media)

Black Bear Spotted Again In Northern Illinois

Illinois’ wandering bear has been spotted again after not being sighted since the weekend and now he’s moved on up a tree 110 miles west of Chicago.

06/18/2014

A black bear was seen in DeKalb County and appears to have moved on to Ogle County. (DeKalb County Sheriff)

Wandering Black Bear Could Be Headed Back To Wisconsin

Chris Young, spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, said it appears the bear is making a loop — down from Wisconsin; through Winnebago, Boone, DeKalb, and Ogle counties; then apparently back northwest.

06/16/2014

A black bear was seen in DeKalb County and appears to have moved on to Ogle County. (DeKalb County Sheriff)

Latest Black Bear Sighting: Ogle County

The bear was last seen in the Rochelle area about mid-afternoon, the DeKalb County Sheriff’s office said.

06/13/2014

A black bear seen near Genoa in DeKalb County is believed to be the same animal spotted in recent weeks in Winnebago County. (Photo from DeKalb County Sheriff's office)

Black Bear Spotted Again In Far West Suburbs

The far west suburban town of Genoa was abuzz Wednesday morning, with reports of a black bear sighting.

06/11/2014

Sheryl Hutchinson took this photo of a bear on her property in Rockford on Monday. (Sheryl Hutchinson)

Rockford Area Woman Spots Black Bear In Her Backyard

It’s not something we’re used to seeing in the Midwest but today a black bear was spotted in Rockford.

06/07/2014

(File Photo by China Photos/Getty Images)

Train Engineer Spots Black Bear Near Wisconsin Border

It’s something you might expect to see in Montana – or even in northern Wisconsin, but a black bear in Illinois? A locomotive engineer says he’s sure he saw one last Tuesday.

09/17/2012