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.
The far west suburban town of Genoa was abuzz Wednesday morning, with reports of a black bear sighting.
A severe thunderstorm warning has been issued this morning for Boone, McHenry and Winnebago counties in the far northwestern suburbs. A flood warning is also in effect in parts of Lake County.
Fighting a large mulch fire in Northern Illinois has resulted in a big price tag, and disagreement over who is going to pay it.
Shortly after the southbound lanes of I-65 were reopened near Merrillville, following a crash, another wreck prompted officials to urge drivers to stay away from I-65 in both directions.
Residents in the small town of Caledonia – in Boone County near Rockford – were counting their blessings Tuesday, a day after a powerful tornado hit their homes, but left no one seriously hurt.
Some areas are devastated this morning, after a tornado ripped a path through parts of northern Illinois.