With uptick in sightings, Illinois prepares for possibility of permanent wolf populations

  • by: MICHAEL TARM , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 1, 2014 - 3:55 PM

CHICAGO — The wolf was believed to be a lone male expelled by a pack in Wisconsin. The hunter who shot him in northwestern Illinois, allegedly keeping his skull as a trophy, was the first person in the state ever prosecuted for shooting a wolf under federal endangered species laws.

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