Bear necessities: Thousands follow Bruno's journey south
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Bear necessities: Thousands follow Bruno's journey south

QUINCY -- He hasn't reached the global popularity of Smokey, Yogi or Baloo, and his story isn't playing out in a public service announcement, a cartoon or a movie. It's happening in some of our own backyards. That's making Bruno a bear beyond compare.

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Black bear sightings in Illinois quite rare
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Black bear sightings in Illinois quite rare

Bruno the bear might be on his journey alone, but he isn't expected to be the last American black bear to find his way south of the Wisconsin-Illinois border. According to Illinois Department of Natural Resources wildlife biologist...

Venturing outdoors helps cure pandemic boredom
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Venturing outdoors helps cure pandemic boredom

The perspiration beading on Charles Harms' forehead trickled over his brow and ran down his cheeks, forcing him to wipe it away with a hand towel that was no longer clean and dry. The late afternoon sun on a 90-degree day caused him to sweat more...

Social distancing fishing leads to new friendship
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Social distancing fishing leads to new friendship

It started with a wave acceptable by social distancing guidelines and ended with a fish story both Bryan Crambill and Don Smith say is the honest-to-goodness truth. "I swear by it," Crambill said. So does Smith. "This one I can't make up," Smith said.