Are you aware that Illinois has a law requiring vehicles to stop for pedestrians in the crosswalk? If you're not, please click here to read more about it.
Speed makes a difference, too.
Do you ever find yourself driving to a nearby destination because you don't feel safe walking due to traffic conditions? Consider walking instead, or obeying the speed limit and yielding to pedestrians if you do drive. You could be part of the solution instead of adding to the problem.