PHOTOS: WGN Morning News 2nd annual Block Party Extravaganza in Park Ridge

CHICAGO — On Friday, July 14  WGN Morning News took “the show on the road” for its second annual WGN Morning News Block Party Extravaganza at 20 S Prospect Ave in Park Ridge (sponsored by United Auto Insurance). The fun started at 6 a.m., with Larry, Robin, Paul, Pat, Dean, Ana, Marcus, Sarah and guest comedian Jeff Dye live from right in front of the Park Ridge Public Library.

The fun included dunk tanks, bounce houses, and great music by Toad the Wet Sprocket. Much more fun!

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