wolves http://wuis.org en Wolves Could Be Slowly Moving Back Into Illinois http://wuis.org/post/wolves-could-be-slowly-moving-back-illinois <p>A modest but perceptible uptick in the number of wolves roaming in from Wisconsin has forced Illinois to begin considering the possibility that permanent wolf populations could take hold. &nbsp;</p><p>Illinois' wolves were hunted to extinction 150 years ago. But since a first confirmed sighting in 2002, wolf sightings have gone from rare to regular. There have been at least five the last three years. &nbsp;<br />Nearly all are thought to have come from Wisconsin, which has more than 800 wolves. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 03 Jan 2014 00:30:00 +0000 Associated Press 16168 at http://wuis.org Wolves Could Be Slowly Moving Back Into Illinois