It turns out they have moved into our lakefront park areas in a big way. And living was easy. Except that the parks agency hired someone to trap the raccoons, because raccoons can carry a roundworm that can be deadly to humans.
And here's the really bad news for raccoons:
Under state law, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources requires that raccoons be euthanized...Bold and masked,
they came unasked,
but they picked the wrong spot