Looking Back at the Park Forest Meteorite (Video/Story)

  • Written by Gary Kopycinski
  • Category: Blog Posts
Park Forest meteorite
A fragment of the Park Forest Meteorite. (Jon Taylor on Flikr)

In the wake of the meteorite that exploded over central Russian in mid-February, CBS channel 2 Chicago ran a story looking back at the Park Forest Meteorite. Striking on March 26, 2003, we are fast approaching the 10-year anniversary of the night a piece of heaven fell on our village.

No one was injured when the rocks fell.

I had just been sworn in to my first term as Village Trustee in Park Forest, and one of my first board meetings saw the Chicago media fill our board room as officials reported on the fall of the metoerite.

Where were you when the Park Forest Meteor struck? What do you recall from that event a decade ago?

Story from CBS 2 Chicago:

Below, a fragment of the Park Forest Meteorite falls east of the Park Forest Police Department:

Park Forest Clubs and Organizations

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Historical Society
Park Forest Historical Society

Health Department

Nurses Plus

Freedom Hall

Freedom Hall Nathan Manilow Theater

Tall Grass

Tall Grass Arts Association


Kiwanis of Park Forest

Nurses Club

Park Forest Nurses Club


Park Forest Baseball