Two People Attacked By Coyotes in Less Than 12 Hours

What's Up Chicago

January 9, 2020
Coyote, Wildlife, Attacks, Chicagoland

Marcia Straub


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Two people have been attacked by coyotes in less than 12 hours, one adult one child

  • Last night a man was treated at Northwestern hospital after being bitten on the leg.
  • Prior to that, a 5-year-old boy was taken to the hospital, after a coyote bit him several times in the head outside a nature museum in Lincoln Park. 
    • He is listed as being in stable condition.
  • There have been several sightings over the past 72 hrs. Monday a coyote was rescued from Lake Michigan. 
  • Police are involved along with animal control trying to rein in these wild coyotes. The Humane Society advises that if you see a coyote, you should not run or turn your back. You should instead shout or throw something in the coyote’s direction, in what is called hazing

A worker was killed yesterday during an accident at a grain company near Manteno in Kankakee County.

  • 58-year-old Chester Cleveland fell 70 feet into a bin at the Whitaker Grain Elevator while trying to clean it. 
  • A second employee then fell in while trying to help him.
  • Emergency crews were able to rescue the employee who fell in trying to save Cleveland but they were unable to save Cleveland, whose body was pulled from the silo five hours later.

A surprise announcement rocked the royal family yesterday.

  • Prince Harry and Meghan Markle announced they are stepping away from their duties as senior members of the royal family and will split their time between the UK and North America.
  • In a surprise statement, the couple said they want to work toward becoming "financially independent while continuing to fully support the Queen." 

A new study shows what's important to Millennials. 

  • The survey shows millennials spend about $300 a month on alcohol or about $56 per outing.
  • By comparison, Gen Xers and boomers said they spend $151 and $97, respectively, on booze each month. 
  • Dining out plays a big role in these costs...58% of millennials order a drink when they go out to eat.  

In Sports: The Bulls are stinking up arenas across the country. They lost their fifth in a row last night in New Orleans.

  • Blackhawks play the Preds tonight at the UC.