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(Photo credit: Kyla Kirkland)

Suburban Family Worried About Wounded Deer

Kyla Kirkland said the deer has a bleeding gash in her leg. She’s not sure how the animal was wounded, but thinks maybe she tried to jump a gate.


Fire department divers and other rescue workers tend to a deer they pulled out of the icy Des Plaines River on Monday. An van from the Animal Welfare League took the deer away after it was wrapped in a blanket. (Credit: CBS)

Deer Dies After Firefighters Pull Buck From Icy River

Two divers from the Willow Springs Fire Department went into the water along the shore of Columbia Woods in Willow Springs to help free the deer from the ice.


Keith Mohr of Sugar Grove recounts his encounter with a six-point buck indoors. (CBS)

Sugar Grove Man Does Battle With Six-Point Buck — Indoors

Keith Mohr received the house call of the wild. CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports.


Two deer wandered into Chicago's Gold Coast on Thursday. (Captured News)

One Deer Caught On Gold Coast Dies, Other Released

Animal Care and Control was called and tranquilized both animals. One of the deer had a badly injured leg, and “did not survive the stress of this ordeal.”


Two deer wandered into Chicago's Gold Coast on Thursday. (Captured News)

Oh, Deer: Wildlife Invades Gold Coast

The two animals were spotted in the 1200 block of North State Parkway, walking on the sidewalk before wandering into a residential building’s gated front yard around 2:15 p.m.


Halsted Street Deer

Fawning Season May Be Causing Increase In Deer Incidents

Blue line service was shut down for about an hour early Saturday morning as crews worked to remove an injured deer from the tracks near the Rosemont stop, according to CTA spokeswoman Lambrini Lukidis.


File Photo (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)

Video: Skateboarder Going 40 MPH Crashes Into Deer

f you’ve ever hit a deer with your car, you might know a fraction of how this guy was feeling.

670 The Score–10/01/2012

Halsted Street Deer

Deer Occupies Enclosed Vacant Lot On Halsted Street

A deer has been holding court in a vacant lot in the Lincoln Park neighborhood for the past two days now.

CBS Chicago–06/19/2012

A buck that was part of an alleged poaching case in Grundy County. (Credit: Illinois Department Of Natural Resources)

Men Charged With Poaching Deer In Cook, Grundy Counties

The State’s Attorney of Grundy County southwest of Chicago has brought poaching charges against three men who allegedly killed a valuable deer on private property.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

A Deer On The Roadway. (Ill. Dept. Of Natural Resources Photo)

Blue Line Train Hits, Kills Deer In Middle Of Kennedy Expressway

A deer found its way onto the CTA rail tracks in the middle of the Kennedy Expressway early Wednesday, only to be struck and killed by a train.

CBS Chicago–10/26/2011

A Deer On The Roadway. (Ill. Dept. Of Natural Resources Photo)

Odds Of Hitting Deer In Illinois Ranked Low

Your chances of hitting a deer with your car in Illinois are much higher than your odds of being struck by lightning, but still, the deer hazard is far less severe in Illinois than in many states.

CBS Chicago–10/04/2011

A deer was trapped between two sets of doors at the Ogilvie Transportation Center after the deer wandered along a set of Metra tracks and into the downtown train station. (Photo courtesy Jackie Shirreffs)

Deer Takes A Stroll Through Ogilvie Train Station

A deer walked up the tracks at the Ogilvie Transportation Center in downtown Chicago on Sunday and was safely corralled by animal welfare officials in between two sets of doors.

CBS 2–07/03/2011

Photo Of A Doe. (National Park Service Photo)

Injured Deer Found Near Diversey, Western And Elston

A deer – hurt and bleeding – was cornered in a yard near the busy intersection of Diversey, Western and Elston avenues Tuesday afternoon.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

East Lakeview Deer

City Wants To Move Deer Family Out Of Boystown

The City of Chicago wants to move three residents of the Boystown neighborhood to another part of town – because other residents may be killing them with kindness.

CBS Chicago–06/16/2011

East Lakeview Deer

Deer Spotted In East Lakeview Courtyard

Deer are commonplace in some places within the city limits, such as the North Park Village Nature Center or the forest preserves in outlying neighborhoods. But not in East Lakeview.

CBS Chicago–06/08/2011

A Deer On The Roadway. (Ill. Dept. Of Natural Resources Photo)

Deer Mating Season Can Be Dangerous For Drivers

Two crashes today are proof of the danger when a deer leaps onto the roadway. Find out how best to avoid a deer-vehicle collision, and to keep the roadkill.


Photo Of A Doe. (National Park Service Photo)

Will County To Test Sharpshooters For Deer Culling

The Forest Preserve District of Will County wants expert marksmen to help it keep the deer population in check.

CBS Chicago–11/11/2010

Photo Of A Deer On Highway (CBS/YouTube Photo)

Station Wagon Hits, Kills Deer On Kennedy Expressway

An unusual occurrence for the area.


Photo Of Deer Being Dressed (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

State Enacts New Policy For Keeping Roadkill

Illinois drivers involved in deer-car collisions will have an extra step to take this season if they want to keep their kill.