We were expecting to live through cicada mania the past couple of months. Instead, we had to search them out to catch a glimpse of the dozens, hundreds, thousands of cicadas that were emerging from the ground and from their skins. Well, we only saw dozens, when we headed north along Sheridan Road and into the northshore suburbs to fulfill our curiosity and take some photos. We are oh-so-terribly curious if the cicadas have affected anyone's lives at home. Readers outside of Chicago's city limits, this may be a question mainly for you! Oh, and sorry for any of the insect-squeamish viewing these images...we couldn't resist sharing.