Wandering Black Bear Could Be Headed Back To WisconsinChris 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.
Black Bear Spotted Again In Far West SuburbsThe far west suburban town of Genoa was abuzz Wednesday morning, with reports of a black bear sighting.
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.
Priest Accused Of Exposing Himself At Gas StationThe pastor of a Catholic church in Batavia was charged Friday with public indecency.
Severe Thunderstorm Warning For Far Northwestern SuburbsA 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.
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.
Pilot Dead After Small Plane Crashes Near RockfordA pilot is dead after a plane went down near Rockford Tuesday morning.
Wild Weather Night Expected; Strong Winds, Hail, ‘Downpours’ PossibleTorrential 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.