Recently there has been talk about Black Bear in the state of Illinois.  I have heard for years that there are sightings of what is known as the “honey bear” in Southern Illinois.  Then a couple of years a bear was captured in Bureau County in Northern Illinois.

Links to various articles pertaining to Black Bears in Illinois.
Bears In Illinois? Sighting Means It’s Possible

Bears Sighted In Illinois?

Black Bear And Cub Spotted Near Tiskilwa

Black Bears In Illinois

Black Bear Out There?

Black Bear Resurfaces Again East Of Neponset

Neponset Bear Captured; May Be First Ever Caught In Illinois

Southern Illinois Bear