Wow…this definitely falls into the “story of the day” category.
Over the past few years, there have been several cougar sightings in Northern Illinois. So many that websites have popped up to track them. However, although some of the sightings were reported by very reputable individuals (police, etc), the lack of photos/videos have made many equate cougar sightings to bigfoot sightings (I was a believer). But today, the skepticism ends.
It’s a shame the police had to shoot the animal, but I completely understand. They had the cougar cornered, and it either lunged at the officers, or tried to escape. Roscoe Village is a city neighborhood, full of families with small children. The police couldn’t risk letting the cat escape.