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Friday, May 24, 2024 - Posted by Isabel Miller

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  1. - Give Me A Break - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 8:40 am:

    Starting to notice less of the cicadas on the trees and plants in the yard but those that are left sure know how to raise heck.


  2. - TJ - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 8:43 am:

    Jonesing for the three-day weekend pretty hardcore.

    Also, I’m convinced that people talking about cicadas are just all in on a practical joke at this point. Haven’t seen or heard diddly squat in McLean County.


  3. - Carol Taylor - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 8:45 am:

    The Cicadas were making noise in Springfield Wednesday afternoon.


  4. - Give Me A Break - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 8:45 am:

    TJ, I needed that post this morning. LOL


  5. - Edwardsville Guy - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 9:13 am:

    Gov. Pritzker said he was disappointed by Madison County putting a non-binding referendum on the ballot this fall seeking a pathway toward breaking away from Chicago and northern Illinois.

    I’m embarrassed the Madison County Board has subjected us to the ridicule of the rest of the state.

    https://www.riverbender.com/articles/details/pritzker-disappointed-with-madison-county-boards-decision-to-put-separation-from-chicago-on-the-ballot-73328.cfm


  6. - Jocko - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 9:18 am:

    ==Haven’t seen or heard diddly squat in McLean County==

    Consider yourself lucky. My patio and driveway in DuPage look like a Jackson Pollock painting.


  7. - TheInvisibleMan - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 9:20 am:

    –people talking about cicadas–

    They are going to most plentiful in older areas of towns. It can be very localized even within the same town.

    Anywhere built after say 1990 probably wont have many at all.

    The 1990 emergence laid the eggs for the 2007 emergence. The 2007 emergence laid the eggs for the current emergence.

    If you have a house built after 1990, all that soil the eggs a nd nymphs live in was probably tilled under/scraped off during construction, leaving few if any to emerge for the next cycle. Not to mention it takes awhile for their preferred host trees to become large enough to support a huge population, something else which is absent in new construction.


  8. - jimbo - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 9:31 am:

    Excited to see how ‘President’ Warren pulls off his new stadium that he told us he’d get approved this session as the clock clicks down. /s

    The team have such great success with 4th and long…


  9. - Just a Citizen - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 9:31 am:

    Been under a tornado warning in NW Illinois this morning.


  10. - I-55 Fanatic - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 9:38 am:

    The Sox were robbed blind last night, absolutely unbelievable way to end that ballgame. I guess the south side only gets 26 outs per game now?


  11. - MG85 - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 9:46 am:

    Excited for Cubs/Cards series starting tonight.


  12. - Annonin' - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 9:59 am:

    Awaiting Cards/Cubs clash. If all goes well Cards will be above 500 when the sun sets Sunday. The Lou will come thru.


  13. - TheInvisibleMan - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 10:14 am:

    Awesome segment on John Oliver last night about the negative impacts of growing Corn. It had a little blurb about how farmers actively doing tilling in the fields during very windy conditions was what caused a ‘dust storm’, and how that was the direct cause of the wrecks on I-55 last year.


  14. - FormerParatrooper - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 10:30 am:

    TJ come on down to Tazewell County. I have more than enough cicadas for you. My yard is crunchy from them.


  15. - DS - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 10:30 am:

    Cubs fan here. The Sox got absolutely hosed last night.


  16. - Lagartha's Shield - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 11:08 am:

    TJ, consider yourself lucky. Here, the cicadas sound like a constant siren in the background, while the ones closer to me chime in at a volume so loud I can’t hear myself think. On hot days, they start in about 4am and go until almost 11 pm. It’s about to drive me insane.


  17. - no relation - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 11:39 am:

    I guess one of the blessings of loss of hearing with age is the muted cicadas.


  18. - Amalia - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 12:12 pm:

    @no relation, Muted Cicadas sounds like some color that some company would offer


  19. - Former ILSIP - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 1:56 pm:

    @no relation/Amalia

    I saw the Muted Cicadas perform at Lollapalooza back in the day… kind of a prog rock/jazz fusion act. /s


  20. - Lurker - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 2:40 pm:

    @Amalia, and I was thinking Muted Cicadas was a cool name for a folk band


  21. - Former ILSIP - Friday, May 24, 24 @ 3:50 pm:

    @Lurker, maybe they can play at the next Boat Drink Caucus event.


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