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Brad Paschall of Waukegan braves the freezing water at the 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Waukegan Municipal Beach.

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Anel Garza of Waukegan dons her tutu costume.

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Bob Sikori of Gurnee reacts.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Jennifer Christensen of Libertyville feels the sting of the freezing water.

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A firefighter holds the hat of Chuck Castellanos of Beach Park as he holds his nose and takes a plunge.

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Dave Madlener of Chicago takes the plunge.

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John Lebaron of Grayslake takes the plunge.

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Felix Monterrosa and Tanya Fretheim show their love for each other at the plunge- they are engaged to be married in June.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Dave Madlener of Chicago feels the sting of the freezing water.

Mark Welsh | Staff Photographer

Gallery posted: 1/1/2014 2:07 PM

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Images of the Waukegan Park District's 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at 10:00am on New Year's Day at the Waukegan Municipal Beach 201 Sea Horse Drive. Proceeds from the event benefit the Special Recreation Services of Northern Lake County-Waukegan scholarship program.
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    • Brad Paschall of Waukegan braves the freezing water at the 15th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Waukegan Municipal Beach.
    • Anel Garza of Waukegan dons her tutu costume.
    • Bob Sikori of Gurnee reacts.
    • Jennifer Christensen of Libertyville feels the sting of the freezing water.
    • A firefighter holds the hat of Chuck Castellanos of Beach Park as he holds his nose and takes a plunge.
    • Dave Madlener of Chicago takes the plunge.
    • John Lebaron of Grayslake takes the plunge.
    • Felix Monterrosa and Tanya Fretheim show their love for each other at the plunge- they are engaged to be married in June.
    • Dave Madlener of Chicago feels the sting of the freezing water.
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