With a cougar on the loose in Milwaukee, a bear hanging around Michigan City and a thriving coyote population in Chicago, wildlife experts say we can expect more of this kind of thing and that comes with a warning.
Police in Milwaukee are investigating a report of a lion on the loose on the north side of town.
Rich Hyerczyk, 54, wrote 90 threatening letters to politicians, schools and religious institutions, including one to Daley that included the line “F – – – your dead son.”
Rich Hyerczyk, 54, pleaded guilty in federal court that he sent 90 threatening letters over nine-year period starting in 2003 — including one in which he threatened to burn down former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s vacation home in Michigan, the Sun-Times is reporting.
A possible cougar sighting was reported in north suburban Glencoe this week, but officials believe it may have been a bobcat known to frequent the area.
Authorities on Wednesday shot and killed a cougar near the western Illinois town of Morrison.
Other possible cougar sightings have been reported recently in Highland Park, Northfield and Winetka.
Police say a cougar may be roaming around the affluent North Shore suburb of Winnetka.
Jim Almdale says he was doing his nightly checks in a wooded area near Glencoe Beach last week when he saw a cougar walk onto the road. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.
More and more of these big cats are turning up in the Midwest, looking for forested habitat. CBS 2’s Bill Kurtis reports.
The Henry County sheriff thinks there may be cougars in the area, but he wants proof. A horse owner looks at the wounds to her mare and thinks she may have it.