Hundreds take charitable dip into frigid Lake Michigan for annual Polar Bear Plunge

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Friday, January 2, 2015

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (WLS) -- The weather was frigid, but it couldn't stop hundreds of Illinois residents from taking a charitable dip into Lake Michigan.

The 16th Annual Waukegan Polar Bear Plunge benefited northern Lake County's special recreational services.

About 400 people took a quick dip into the water Thursday. Hollers and laughs were followed by splashing and shivering along the far north suburban lakefront.