Steve, thanks for the info, you are absolutely right. I've corrected my databases accordingly. And thanks for checking out the website!
on Nov 06
Actually, this Worm snake is a Midwest (Carphophis amoenus helenae). It is rather bicolored, but westerns are usually quite blackish on top and evenmore sharply bicolored. In Illinois, westerns are only known to occur in several counties in western Illinois, not in the southern part of the state.