July 4th in Glenview, IL. If you are wondering what's on the float, it's a Cicada--Illinois' unofficial state bird (or at least they should be). Cicadas are the size of a small child, and they have a habbit of flying directly into you at high speeds using their little cat-like claws to secure themselves, requiring a crowbar to pry them off. And don't you get me started on how noisy they are. Yup, I have a soft spot for the little insect monsters. Can't you tell?