Boone County

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 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

(Credit: CBS)

Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Far Northwestern Suburbs

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.

04/09/2013

Silhouette Of Firefighter. File Photo. (Nate Azark/WBBM)

Illinois Town, Volunteer Fire Department Argue Over Who Should Pay For Mulch Fire

Fighting a large mulch fire in Northern Illinois has resulted in a big price tag, and disagreement over who is going to pay it.

CBS Chicago–07/06/2012

Car Crash Graphic, generic sized image

I-65 Reopens After Multiple Crashes

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.

CBS Chicago–01/11/2011

Tornado Damage

Cleanup Begins After Boone County Tornado

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.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2010

A school bus flipped over during a tornado in northwest Illinois Monday. Six students were injured. (CBS)

Tornado Leaves Some Areas Devastated

Some areas are devastated this morning, after a tornado ripped a path through parts of northern Illinois.

CBS Chicago–11/23/2010