CHICAGO (WLS) -- On Friday night, the Willis Clan performed a concert here in Chicago. Their family's name is associated with a tragedy that eventually sent former Gov. George Ryan to prison.
The group is made up of 12 musicians and dancers ages 4 to 22. Their father, Toby, is the older brother of the six Willis children who died in a fiery crash involving a truck driver who illegally obtained his license.
Toby Willis said he and his wife were "crazy" to have 12 children and do music - but so far, crazy has paid off.
"They get to tour and see the world and share all the stuff that they do with people. that's just a dream come true for us and for my kids," Willis said.
Willis and his family live in Tennessee. He says being in Chicago is like a big reunion.
Willis Clan performs in Chicago