Would you swim in the Chicago River? Some city officials did

Chicago and Cook County officials jumped into the Chicago River

CHICAGO (Fox 32 News) - About a dozen elected officials made waves Saturday morning by jumping into the Chicago River.

Organizers said the "Big Jump" highlights the work that has been done to improve the river's water quality and make it swimmable.

It took place at Ping Tom Memorial Park.

Some of the elected officials that took the plunge include Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and City Clerk Anna Valencia.