Have there been any coyote bites or attacks on humans in the Chicago area?

No, there has not been a single coyote bite or attack reported on humans in northeastern Illinois.

Media reports of coyote bites (a 49-year-old man in Aurora and a 3-year-old child in Columbus Park) were later proven instead to have been the result of domestic dogs. Domestic dog bites are far more common than bites by wild animals. If you see an animal that resembles a coyote, do not attempt to feed it. Whether domestic dog or coyote, animals wandering at large should not be approached. If you are not sure, call your local animal control or police department. Report any bite by an animal promptly.