The U danced its way through the 87th annual Bud Billiken parade

This past Saturday, The U celebrated the local community at the 87th Annual Bud Billiken parade! More than one million people assembled along the two-mile parade route on the South Side to mark the unofficial kick-off to the school year.

You & Me host Jeanne Sparrow and reporter Jon Hansen along with community program hosts Kenny McReynolds and George Blaise led The U's double decker bus. Our "Tonight on The U" hosts Amber, Simeon and Jefferson danced their way through the parade jamming out to MeTV 87.7 FM

The dancing certainly didn't stop there. Jeanne and Jon got funky in this line dance with Fre2Dance

Our Tonight on The U hosts kept cool in the heat with fans of T.D. Jakes. We are counting down the days until the T.D. Jakes premiere on The U, September 12 at 9am!

A huge thank you to our sponsor, Ankin Law Office.

We even captured the parade Facebook Live for anyone who couldn't make it to the event. Check it out below. Be sure to like @WCIUchicago on Facebook to stay updated on everything The U is up to!