CHICAGO (CBS) — It’s definitely cold enough to want to stay inside this New Year’s Day.
But in Waukegan, people have a good reason to be freezing.READ MORE: Police Searching For Driver Wanted In Deadly Hit And Run Near Jefferson Park CTA Station
Lots of people took the Waukegan Polar Bear Plunge Wednesday morning. For many participants, it wasn’t their first time. One woman said she has participated in this winter tradition 21 times.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cooler Tuesday; Beach Hazards Statement In Effect
The event raises a lot of money for northern Lake County.MORE NEWS: 8-Year-Old Boy Shot, Killed While Playing On Front Porch In Markham
Every cent goes towards camps and fitness programs for people with disabilities.