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Black Bear Alert In Illinois

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The State of Illinois is under a bear warning! The Department of Natural Resources says a black bear has been spotted numerous times in northern Illinois and it appears to be on the move.

The DNR believes it's the same bear that was photographed raiding a bird feeder in Jo Daviess County a couple weeks ago. Sheriffs officials believe the bear has moved on. Now, a similar bear has been seen in the Rockford area.

Officials with the DNR are advising people to remove bird feeders, keep pet food inside and secure trash cans. They say those are important steps to keep a bear from coming to your house in search for food.

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