3 orangish UFO seen over Evanston, Illinois

On November 3, 2018 at 12:00AM, three orangish lights were spotted in sky hovering and descending over Evanston, Illinois.

Eyewitness statement:

Myself and 3 others were driving down Clark St. in Evanston, IL Nov 3rd. at approximately 7pm. Witnessed 3 orange lights in the sky that were hovering at times and descending slowly at others. One or two intermittently gave off large trails of sparks. Lights were far too slow to be meteors and a plane would not have sparked in this way. Were moving around each other in a somewhat irregular pattern but not fast. Were blinking on and off irregularly. At first we thought they were airplanes going through clouds in the distance in a holding pattern for the airport until we saw how they were moving and that they were giving off a trail of sparks intermittently. Then, we thought they could be a meteor, as some had been reported the night before, but they never disintegrated and continued to hover and intermittently move downward slowly. We lost sight of them behind buildings and were not able to pick them back up. Soon thereafter, a helicopter appeared to be circling around the area where we had seen them. The whole event lasted approximately 2.5 min. We were running late to a class we were attending and weren't able to stop, but did snap a picture on my friend's Android phone who was in the passenger seat.

https://mufoncms.com/cgi-bin/report_handler.pl?req=view_long_desc&id=96186, 06th November 2018