Winnebago 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

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

Rev. Msgr. Aaron Brodeski

Priest Accused Of Exposing Himself At Gas Station

The pastor of a Catholic church in Batavia was charged Friday with public indecency.

05/23/2014

(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

File Photo (Abid Katib/ Getty Images)

Illinois County Aims To Allow Concealed Carry Gun Law

There’s a move in Winnebago County to defy state law and allow licensed owners to carry concealed guns.

10/17/2012

A small plane crashed outside Rockford, killing the pilot. (CBS)

Pilot Dead After Small Plane Crashes Near Rockford

A pilot is dead after a plane went down near Rockford Tuesday morning.

CBS Chicago–06/26/2012

Lighting Bolt/Strike Generic (Photo credit: ALAIN JOCARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Wild Weather Night Expected; Strong Winds, Hail, ‘Downpours’ Possible

Torrential downpours, cloud-to-ground lightning, wind gusts in excess of 70 mph, and hail as large as golf balls could all be in store for northern Illinois and northwest Indiana Sunday afternoon and evening, according to the National Weather Service.

04/15/2012