I'm an astronomy buff and was poking around and found this! I was wondering if anyone who posts here was in Illinois and saw this.
"Astro News Briefs"
By the Editors of Sky & Telescope
Meteorites Rain on Northern Illinois
March 27, 2003 | A chunk of interplanetary debris detonated into the sky over northeastern Illinois just before midnight on March 26th, dropping a rain of meteorites onto Chicago's suburbs. In Park Forest, a five-pound stone punched through the roof of a home and rolled to a stop not far from the bed of a sleeping 13-year-old. Rattled residents flooded police and fire stations with calls, as the bolide's atmospheric entry rivaled the Sun and could be seen from as far away as Ohio. The intruding meteoroid had an estimated diameter of 1 or 2 meters and a mass of perhaps 10 tons. No one was injured by the falling fragments, and scientists have asked that residents turn in any pieces they find.
For news reports of the meteorite shower, see http://www.nbc5.com/news/2068758/detail.html