At last check (as of Wed 6/11), Rockford's most infamous black bear was spotted near the intersection of routes 72 and 23 early Wednesday morning near Genoa.

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Since the entire Stateline Area is obsessed with "Bear Fever", this week, I thought I'd share some of the worst "Bear" jokes (kid friendly) I ever came across while souring the internet.  Feel free to add your own (leave Mike Ditka out of it! LOL)

Q: Why do polar bears like bald men?
A: Because they have a great, white, bear place!
Q: What is a bear's favorite drink?
A: Koka-Koala!
Q: What do you call a wet bear?
A: A drizzly bear
Q: Why is polar bear cheap to have as a pet?
A: It lives on ice!
Q: What do you call a bear with no teeth?
A: A gummy bear!
Q: Why was the little bear so spoiled?
A: Because its mother panda'd to its every whim!
Q: Why do pandas like old movies?
A: Because they’re in black and white.
Q: How do you start a teddy bear race?
A: Ready, teddy, go!
Q: What do you get if you cross a grizzly bear and a harp?
A: A bear faced lyre!
Q: What do you get if you cross a teddy bear with a pig?
A: A teddy boar!
Q: What do you get if you cross a skunk with a bear?
A: Winnie the PU!
Q: Why did Tigger look in the toilet?
A: He was looking for Pooh
Q: What does Pooh Bear call his girl friend?
A: Hunny!
Q: How do you hire a teddy bear?
A: Put him on stilts!
Q: What was Yogi bear looking for in the picnic basket?
A: Just the "Bear" necessities.
Q: Why did the bear get so scared?
A: Because he looked in the mirror
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