Gurnee Police issued a warning to residents on Wednesday morning after authorities were alerted to a potential black bear sighting.
Police said officers were alerted to the potential presence of a bear near the intersection of Hunt Club Road and Route 132 around 8:45 a.m. and searched the area shortly after.
Although police say no bears have been found, residents are encouraged to stay away from the animal if they encounter it and to contact Gurnee Police who will work with local law enforcement. fauna to answer.
More information about what to do if you encounter a bear can be found on the Illinois Department of Natural Resources website.