This Spring, Millions Of Cicadas Are Set To Emerge In Illinois After 17 Years Underground

Enjoy the quiet winter while it lasts, because come springtime, it could get extremely loud. After 17 years of living underground, millions, if not billions, of cicadas are set to emerge from their underground lairs across several states, including Illinois. So, get your earplugs ready for an infestation of what’s considered by some to be the noisiest insect in the world.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life. While we continue to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, please take proper precautions or add them to your bucket list to see at a later date. If you know of a local business that could use some extra support during these times, please nominate them here:

If you hadn’t yet heard of Brood X, let this serve as a warning so you can prepare yourself and get some earplugs to drown out the sounds of these noisy little buggers. But regardless of how we all feel about them, nature is quite remarkable!

Have you been around for a cicada infestation? Please let us know your experience in the comments below!


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