Slick roads, falling snow and other motorists are not the only thing drivers need to watch out for each winter. According to the Chicago Sun-Times:
"The weather can be a bear for drivers during the holiday season, but there’s a different four-legged animal motorists should look out for in the Chicago area: deer.
Cook County consistently takes the top spot for most deer and vehicle collisions in the state, although such crashes are dropping in the county and statewide, according to new data from the Illinois Department of Transportation.
Cook County recorded 460 crashes involving deer in 2012, the most recent data available, according to IDOT; in 2011, 554 crashes were reported. Downstate, 456 crashes were reported, while Peoria recorded 432 in 2012.
Overall, the number of crashes in each of the top 10 counties declined from 2011 to 2012, according to IDOT. Last year, Will County logged 370 crashes, Lake had 333, McHenry counted 279 and Kane had 276."