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.
It’s not something we’re used to seeing in the Midwest but today a black bear was spotted in Rockford.
The pastor of a Catholic church in Batavia was charged Friday with public indecency.
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.
There’s a move in Winnebago County to defy state law and allow licensed owners to carry concealed guns.
A pilot is dead after a plane went down near Rockford Tuesday morning.
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.