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Brave(?) Polar Plungers overcome icy start

Some brave – depending on how you look at it – Chicagoans celebrated the new year by jumping in Lake Michigan.

The lake, however, had different ideas.

A thick coating of ice made it difficult for the group to complete their mission.

Difficult – but not impossible.

Polar plunge participants hit the frigid slushy water as best they could Wednesday morning.

WGN’s Amy Rutledge headed to the lakefront for the story.

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