Illinois NAACP convention underway in Chicago

October 12, 2013 4:38:47 PM PDT
The 77th annual Illinois NAACP convention is underway this weekend at the Marriott O'Hare.

Saturday night's main event was the freedom fund banquet. Hundreds of people gathered in the ballroom for the dinner.

ABC 7's own Hosea Sanders served as the emcee and introduced the keynote speaker.

Earlier in the day, Governor Pat Quinn addressed one of the sessions.

The convention wraps up Sunday morning with a prayer breakfast.