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Preckwinkle, Other Officials Jump in Chicago River

Preckwinkle, Other Officials Jump in Chicago River

Preckwinkle joined more than a dozen others who jumped into the river at Ping Tom Park in Chinatown to prove the river is safe for people with normal immune systems. Preckwinkle said the event is “a long overdue effort to help cleanup the river.”

The “Big Jump,” hosted by Friends of the Chicago River, was intended to highlight the steps taken to improve the river’s water quality.