Wow, I just saw this a couple of minutes ago, and it really is rare. There has been an earthquake in Illinois measuring 4.3 magnitude on the Richter Scale. This has been on the news now for a little while, apparently the earthquake hit at exactly 3:59:34 a.m. According to the USGS originated 48 miles West North West of Chicago, Illinois and hit with depth of 3 miles. This would place the earthquake under Virigl Illinois, however, people also felt the tremors in: Batavia, Des Plaines, Naperville, Villa Park and Western Springs. For Chicago residents the quake was mostly felt in Logan Square and on the Northwest Side. Many residents report that they felt the ground move and heard items in their home being shaken around. Still, there has been no reports of damage or injuries caused by the IL earthquake. This isn’t a one of a time occurrence, however, in April 2008 the town of West Salem in the Southeastern portion of Illinois also experienced quakes.