Digital Access

Digital Access
Access saukvalley.com from all your digital devices and receive breaking news and updates from around the area.

Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, prep sports, Chicago sports, local and regional entertainment, business, home and lifestyle, food, classified and more! News you use every day! Daily, Daily including the e-Edition or e-Edition only.

Text Alerts

Text Alerts
Choose your news! Select the text alerts you want to receive: breaking news, prep sports scores, school closings, weather, and more. Text alerts are a free service from SaukValley.com, but text rates may apply.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
We'll deliver news & updates to your inbox. Sign up for free e-newsletters today.
State

Man in hot water for taking tiger on a stroll

LOCKPORT (AP) — A suburban Chicago man is facing several misdemeanors after authorities say he took his tiger cub on a walk through downtown Lockport.

The Joliet Herald-News reports (http://bit.ly/1mAHkBp ) John Basile is facing charges for reckless conduct, disorderly conduct and possession of a dangerous animal after he was spotted with the Siberian tiger cub named Kahn.

The 57-year-old runs Big Run Wolf Ranch, an educational facility that cares for wolves, a bear, and other large animals. The newspaper reported he has an animal exhibitor's license.

Lockport Police Chief Terry Lemming tells the newspaper that officers asked Basile to put the cub in a cage after the pair was spotted downtown earlier this month.

The Associated Press left messages with the ranch seeking comment.

Lockport is about 30 miles southwest of Chicago.

___

Information from: The Herald-News, http://www.suburbanchicagonews.com/heraldnews

Loading more