What’s waiting underneath this January snow in Illinois? A very noisy Spring and Summer ahead.

This year will welcome the re-emergence of the Great Eastern Brood of periodical cicadas, one of the largest broods in North America.

Illinois is on the short list of States known to host the 17-year cicada parties: Illinois, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, as well as Washington D.C.

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