News from President Toni Preckwinkle

220 canoeists, kayakers paddle Chicago River on New Year’s Day

Originally published January 2, 2011–Cook County board president Toni Preckwinkle was one of hundreds of canoeists and kayakers who paddled the Chicago River on New Year’s Day.

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County says 220 paddlers participated in Saturday’s “Happy Canoe Year!” event. Officials say the five and a half mile float started near Winnetka at Skokie Lagoons and ended at Linne Woods in Morton Grove.

It was the 26th year for the annual event.

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