Polar Plunge

Another New Year, Another Group Of People Taking The Polar PlungeSome do it for a cause, some for the heck of it. WBBM's Mike Krauser reports.
Vince Vaughn, Lady Gaga Take Part In Polar PlungeThousands of people took a dip in icy Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Sunday morning, reports WBBM’s Steve Miller.
'Super Plungers' Jump In The Lake To Raise Money For Special Olympics If you tell one group of people to "jump in the lake,” they're going to do it.
Des Plaines City Council Dumps Cold Water On Mayor’s Penguin Plunge PlansPlans by the mayor of Des Plaines to hold a Polar Plunge event for charity have been shot down by a majority of aldermen, led by one who said jumping into icy water is irresponsible and dangerous, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.
Polar Plunge Hoping To Break Last Year's RecordLast year, thousands of people jumped into the frigid waters of Lake Michigan at North Avenue beach, along with comedian Jimmy Fallon and Mayor Rahm Emanuel. It was a social media challenge that boosted registration for this year's Polar Plunge.
Polar Plunge Raises Money For Family Of Suburban Man With ALSAbout 300 people took a cold dip in Lake Michigan at North Avenue Beach Saturday after chipping away at the shelf ice to be able to get into the water, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Polar Plungers Say They Are 'Freezin' For A Reason'Whether it’s the lingering effects of last night’s celebrations or a baptism of sorts to start off the new year – or a fundraiser – dozens gathered at North Avenue Beach as the new year dawned.
Chicago Polar Plunge Raises More Than $1MOrganizers credit the extra excitement to a challenge by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to "The Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon. Both Fallon and Emanuel made the plunge, attracting attention to the event.
Jimmy Fallon, Mayor Emanuel Take Polar Plunge In Lake MichiganA record number of people - including a few celebrities - turned out at North Avenue Beach for the Polar Plunge to benefit Special Olympics.
Emanuel Ready To 'Take A Whoopin’' In Sunday's Polar PlungeMayor Rahm Emanuel said Friday he’ll know better than to bet against Chicago’s kids, after he ended up having to eat his words when he challenged them to read 2 million books last summer.
Jimmy Fallon To Join Mayor Emanuel For Polar PlungeOrganizers of the Chicago Special Olympics say they are absolutely thrilled that Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon has accepted Mayor Emanuel’s dare to take the Polar Plunge to benefit the big athletic program.
Brave Souls Celebrate New Year With Polar Plunge Into Lake MichiganSome said they do it for personal reasons. For others, a dip in icy waters of Lake Michigan is an excruciating New Years Day tradition to raise money.

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