While birding Northerly Island this morning around 10 AM or so, I was shocked to flush a male Black Meadowhawk from the grasses ~50m south of the terminal building. OdonataCentral does not show any records for this species from IL, although it theoretically occurs in the state. Of course, I didn't have a net or camera with me!! GRRRR! Anyway, if anyone feels like trying to find it and photograph it, please do!! I don't think I'll have time to get back out there today.
Oak Park, IL