Black bear sightings continue in DeKalb County (with photos)

By WEEK Producer

June 12, 2014 Updated Jun 12, 2014 at 8:16 PM CDT

ROCKFORD, Ill. -- A young black bear has been making its way across northern Illinois.

The DeKalb Sheriff’s Office was notified of a black bear in Sycamore Wednesday morning.

It is believed to be the same bear sighted in a Rockford area couple’s backyard last weekend, about 30 miles northwest of Sycamore.

Over the past week, several sightings have been reported throughout the area. Officials believe it has been traveling south from Wisconsin.

Authorities say the bear has not been aggressive.

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