A dispatcher holds a box with baby ducks that were rescued after their mother was struck by a car in Deerfield Friday morning. | Provided Photos

Police say a good Samaritan stopped and rescued several ducklings after their mother was struck by a vehicle in Deerfield Friday morning.

The Deerfield Police Department responded to Lake Cook Road and Waukegan Road in Deerfield.

A mother duck was struck by a vehicle in the area, police said.

A citizen stopped and collected the mother’s ducklings and called officers for assistance.

The ducklings were brought to the police station and have since been turned over to Chicago Bird Collision Monitors.

Chicago Bird Collision Monitors is a volunteer conservation project dedicated to the protection of birds through rescue and advocacy, according to the organization’s website.

Firefighters rescue multiple ducks that had fallen into a storm drain at Vernon Hills High School Sunday afternoon. | Provided Photos

Last weekend, firefighters rescued a family of more than a dozen ducks after they fell into a sewer drain at the high school in Vernon Hills.


The Countryside Fire Protection District responded around 4 p.m. Sunday to Vernon Hills High School, 145 Lakeview Parkway in Vernon Hills, for a service call.

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A family of ducks was stuck in a confined space on school grounds, according to the fire district.


Firefighters worked to remove the sewer grate after the ducklings fell through it and had no way out.

Crews pulled a baker’s dozen of ducklings to safety and reunited them with their mother, the fire district said.

A Gurnee community service officer works to rescue multiple ducklings that had fallen into a storm drain near Menards in Gurnee on May 4, 2023. | Provided Photos

Earlier this month, two Gurnee Police Department community service officers rescued multiple baby ducks that fell into a sewer drain.


The Gurnee Police Department received a call around 7:40 a.m. on May 4 from a concerned citizen that reported the baby ducks had fallen inside the sewer drain.

The ducks were in a drain between Raising Cane’s and Menards near Route 132 and Gurnee Mills Circle West.

Gurnee Police Department community service officers Hector and Kathy responded to the call and it took them nearly two hours to get all of the ducks out of the sewer.

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