5 red/orange ovals traveling SW to NE in a straight line , spaced equally apart.Event occurred around 7:45 pm.Weather conditions at the time were very cloudy, overcast with light drizzle. No visible stars or moon. Typical aircraft would be hard to see under these conditions however these were not typical.The object were traveling from the southwest towards the northeast.There were 5 total and they appeared to be distanced apart equally as they emerged over my place of employment and traveled in a straight line.There was no sound, they appeared to be oval in shape, they transitioned from red to orange.Since there is a treeline behind my work place I was unable to determine if they faded away.These objects were also not traveling very fast for something I would consider a typical aircraft. Less then 90mph I would say but of course this is a guess from the ground.Also they were below the overcast cloud line and I only say that because of how clearly visible they were. Now the strange thing about this event is that there was a sighting yesterday 10/17/12 around dusk in an adjacent city...however there were 4 objects, oval, bright, orangey yellow in color also. A coworkers cousin snapped a photo of that sighting and showed it to me stunned after I told her what I just had witnessed. There were also about 6-7 people that needed their vehicles jump started today that we knew of. The 10:00 o clock news had reported meteor showers but had mentioned the conditions were poor to view and the Chicagoland area was not in the best viewing zone anyways.