Wisconsin reaches CWD deal with Illinois

Updated 7/8/2010 6:51 AM

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin and Illinois have agreed to work together to fight chronic wasting disease in deer.

Wisconsin wildlife officials say they've struck a memorandum of understanding with their counterparts in Illinois. The deal identifies mutual goals, including herd reduction, cross-border research and common public messages to educate the public about the disease.

The agreement also calls for wildlife workers in both states to help each other.