Photo courtesy of WCGO

More than 50 business leaders and community members from the Evanston, Skokie and surrounding areas were arrested and put behind bars for having a “good heart,” on March 23 from noon until 4 p.m. to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) – Chicago.

Jailbirds called friends, family and business associates to ask for donations in order to make their bail of $1,600. They served their one
hour of jail time at the MDA Jailhouse located at the Davis Street Fish Market, 501 Davis St., in Evanston. All jailbirds were released with a clean record and MDA’s sincerest appreciation for raising funds to help those affected by neuromuscular diseases in their communities.

Pictured above, Gus Rios, general manager at Evanston’s WCGO radio station (1590 AM), was one of the“inmates.