_There is a new law on the books in Illinois that you may not have heard much about. The so-called "roadkill bill" lets people take roadkill home with them and salvage the pelts, even meat. At least 14 states have laws relating to roadkill. The Illinois law took effect in October, and it's become a popular way to make use out of the animals with a not-so-fortunate fate. Motorists can pick up the animals they hit or find alongside the road and salvage them for fur or food. "The animals are going to go to waste if they're laying on the side of the road. Just like anything else, if someone can utilize it so it doesn't go to waste that's a benefit," said Sgt. Laura Petreikis, Illinois Department of Natural Resources.