Members of the Mundelein Police department team The Village People (from left) Lori Smith of Libertyville, Mike Flynn of Mundelein, Ryan Faidley of Palatine, Rick Witt of Mundelein, Mary Flynn of Mundelein, Jenny Grunfield of Long Grove and Trisha Smith of Libertyville being watches by Fox Lake Fire Department firefighter Casey Kantenwein (behind them) enjoy the near freezing water of Fox Lake during the Fox Lake Polar Plunge at Lakefront Park in Fox Lake.
Mary Flynn (front) gets help out of the water by Fox Lake Fire Department firefighter Rich Hoehne (left). | Michael Schmidt~Sun-Times Media
Trisha Smith (left) hugs her mother Lori as they emerge from the water. | Michael Schmidt~Sun-Times Media
Lauren Wexler, 17, (front) and her friends Brooke Taylor, 17, (left) Emily Berger, 18, (left center) and Ashley Dautel, 18, all of Buffalo Grove are happy to get out of the water. | Michael Schmidt~Sun-Times Media
Members of a College of Lake County team (from left) Gerald Williams of Chicago, Kendall Jurik, 11, of Fox Lake, Shaila Sanchez of Round Lake, Melissa Jurik of Fox Lake, Valarie Mercurio of Round Lake, Nicholas Lack, 16, of Beach Park experience the water. | Michael Schmidt~Sun-Times Media
Darren Nordstrom of Lake Villa with the Freezing our Cwik Off (center) plays basketball as his friends Kevin Huebner of Antioch (left) and Mike Sinkovec of Antioch just try to get out. | Michael Schmidt~Sun-Times Media
College of Lake County plungers (from left) Valarie Mercurio, Jerald Williams, Shaila Sanchez, Alexis Fusco, 16, of Fox Lake, Melissa Jurik and Theresa Westberg of Antioch get out fast. | Michael Schmidt~Sun-Times Media
Fox Lake police officer Russ Zander who is the school resource officer at Grant High School (front) runs out with other administrators with the high school. | Michael Schmidt~Sun-Times Media