Raccoons do not make good pets, and it is illegal to keep them as pets in Illinois. They are cute when they are small. But they can be very aggressive as adults, particularly the males. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources does license people to care for wildlife as wildlife rehabilitators. But the goal is to restore sick and injured animals to a healthy state so that they can be released back into the wild where they can have a normal life. If you are interested in becoming licensed as a wildlife rehabilitator, I can send you the contact information for the IDNR staff person you would need to contact.