Daily Herald - Suburban Chicago's source for news This copy is for personal, non-commercial use. To order presentation-ready copies for distribution you can: 1) Use the "Reprint" button found on the top and bottom of every article, 2) Visit reprints.theygsgroup.com/dailyherald.asp for samples and additional information or 3) Order a reprint of this article now.
Article updated: 1/27/2013 7:05 PM

Hundreds of people take icy Lake Michigan plunge

By

Several hundred people in Chicago have taken a leap into an icy Lake Michigan.

It might have been 20 degrees outside, but the annual Polar Bear Plunge was for a good cause.

WBBM radio reported that the money raised will go to help the family of a sick child and a marathon runner who was struck by a car.

The event was put on Saturday at Oak Street Beach by the Lakeview Polar Bear Club.

Organizer Stacy Monahan calls it charity that "hits a little bit closer to home," noting that the money raised helps local people.

But some were just out to have a little fun. One man said he and his friends all had American flag speedos -- reason enough for them to take the plunge.

Copyright © 2014 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.