Thousands of Chicago students essentially told Mayor Rahm Emanuel to go jump in a lake — a very cold lake, to boot — when they hit the books this summer.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel and former Bears lineman Israel Idonije have told children participating in the city’s summer reading program that they’ll jump into Lake Michigan for next winter’s Polar Plunge if the kids can read 2 million books this summer
About 50 hearty souls started the first day of the New Year with a plunge into the frigid water of Lake Michigan.
More than 1,800 people plunged into the lake – at least part-way – at North Avenue Beach on Sunday to benefit Special Olympics.
The 12th annual Polar Plunge will take place at North Ave. Beach on Sunday, March 4 at 10 am.
Several dozen people celebrated New Year’s Day on Sunday by taking a dip in Lake Michigan to help raise money for charity.