Polar Plunge at North Avenue Beach

Jimmy Fallon, Rahm Emanuel and hordes of others jump in the lake for the Special Olympics

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We'd call the people jumping in the lake today crazy if they weren't doing it for such a crazy-good cause. Throngs of scantily clad Polar Plungers, including Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Jimmy Fallon, braved the icy-cold water to raise money for the Special Olympics. Some just ran through the water while others submerged their whole bodies in the frigid lake. Fallon, for the record, wore a suit and tie, and gamely dived in.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

  • Photograph: Max Herman

    Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.

Photograph: Max Herman

Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Jimmy Fallon and other brave souls take a dip in the icy Lake Michigan waters during the Polar Plunge, which raises money for the Special Olympics, on March 2, 2014.


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