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Preckwinkle, Other Officials to Jump in Chicago River on Saturday

Preckwinkle, Other Officials to Jump in Chicago River on Saturday

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and about a dozen other elected officials will jump into the weekend, literally, by taking a plunge Saturday morning into the Chicago River.

The high-profile antics are as part of a fundraiser aimed at boosting efforts to improve the quality of the river’s water, which many Chicago residents, familiar with the river’s reputation, have made a habit of avoiding.