This historic event took place at the 2010 Twist and Shout Balloon Artist Convention held in Oakbrook, IL. WGN-TV Morning News cameras were on site all morning, with Ana Belaval reporting live to the entire Chicago metro area.
After Ana Belaval of the WGN Morning News did the countdown, eleven balloon artists attempted to climb into their own six foot balloon. Ten succeeded!
You can see all the great photos from this incredibly historic balloon entertaining event here : http://tinyurl.com/ycz53vn