Black bear spotted in northwestern Illinois – again!

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A black bear was spotted for at least the 8th time in a month in northwestern Illinois.

A recent video showed the bear galloping through a field off I-90 between Marengo and Belvidere.

A bulldozer operator working on the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway rebuilding project recorded it.

The Illinois Dept of Natural Resources believes it’s the same young male in search of a mate or his own territory.

DNR officials urge people to remove feeders or grills that would attract him to their homes.


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    • Tim

      Re-locate it and it may come back to the same area. Not unusual for wild animals to do that. That’s one of the reasons DNR is letting it be.

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