Word going through Rockford is that there is a huge Black Bear roaming the streets. It might be wandering because it's looking for something to do.

If you're a huge Black Bear walking through the city, what would you do?

You could...

  • Stop at the J-Bears for a quick drink.
  • Do some bowling at Don Carter Lanes.
  • Eat a gyros from Uncle Nicks.
  • Do some shopping at the Cherryvale Mall.
  • Pick up some cupcakes from Sugar Jones (honey flavored of course).
  • Take a walk through Anderson Gardens.
  • Check out "open ice" times at Carlson Ice Arena.
  • Work on his golf game at the Golf Shack.
  • Walk the track at Midway Village.
  • Ride "Typhoon Terror" at Magic Waters.
  • Cheer for his favorite driver at the Rockford Speedway.
  • Get a massage at WM Day Spa.
  • Grab a trip souvenir for his wife from Urban Farmgirl.
  • Try his hand at open mic night at Kryptonite.
  • Say "hi" to Jane at the Burpee Museum.
  • Head over to Rock Cut State Park and reminisce.

If you happen to see this bear at any of these places (or anywhere), don't engage, call the Rockford police immediately.