Yesterday around 2 p.m. I was contacted by a Facebook friend who stated that a friend of his from Central Illinois had obtained a photo of a cougar on a gamecam.  Later on in the evening I was contacted by another friend from Jacksonville, Illinois concerning the same photo.

Photo courtesy of Mark Cobb.
The article from the State-Journal Register can be read here:

Cougar photographed in Morgan County.

This is only the fourth confirmed cougar in Illinois. Links to  the other three cougar incidents can be found in this article.

Black Panthers and Tawny Cougars in Illinois.