Injured and orphaned wildlife can be helped by several wildlife rehabilitation centers can help in the Chicago region.
Injured wild animals need special care, including special diets. Get in touch with a licensed rehabilitator to find out how to transfer an animal to their care. It is illegal to keep most wild animals without a permit.
Two well-respected wildlife rehabilitation centers in the Chicago area:
Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation, with facilities in Barrington (northwest suburb) and Chicago (at Northerly Island), 847.842.8000 http://www.flintcreekwildlife.org/
Willowbrook Wildlife Center in Glen Ellyn (west suburb). 630.942.6200 http://www.willowbrookwildlife.com/