The Best Midwest Weekend Getaways
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Find adventure, romance, and relaxation right in your backyard CHICAGO, March 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Even if you're cutting back on your vacation budget this year, you don't have to cut back on the fun. The Midwest offers a variety of destinations where travelers can cure their wanderlust. The April issue of Chicago magazine, which hits newsstands today, highlights getaway regions in four nearby states, recommending lodging, dining, and entertainment options. "These destinations offer something for every traveler: culture, history, entertainment, and recreation," says Richard Babcock, Chicago editor. "It's great to know you can leave your workweek behind and reach one of these getaway spots in under four hours." The feature focuses on food, wine, and antiques in southwestern Michigan; bicycling, beer, and theater in southern Wisconsin; scenic trails, state parks, and historical spots along the I&M Canal in Illinois; and auto racing, professional sports, and museums near Indianapolis. This month's issue also features an in-depth look at Chicago's charter schools. Find out who runs these schools, how their curriculum differs from traditional public schools, and if they are increasing students' chances for success. Elsewhere in the April issue of Chicago: -- Arne Duncan Q&A: The new Secretary of Education talks exclusively to Chicago about the successes and challenges he faced at the helm of Chicago Public Schools. -- Green Awards: Meet six friends of the earth in the Chicago area. Chicago editor Richard Babcock, managing editor Shane Tritsch, and other members of the magazine staff are available for on-air interviews about stories in the April issue. Contact Janet Dobbs at 312-222-3774 to schedule an interview. About Chicago magazine Chicago magazine is the largest monthly city magazine in the country, with a circulation of more than 165,000. In addition, the company publishes several other titles, including Chicago Home+Garden and Chicago FASHION magazines. Chicago magazine has been honored with many awards, including, in 2004, the most prestigious -- the Ellie award for General Excellence in its circulation category, bestowed by the American Society of Magazine Editors. About Chicago Tribune Media Group Chicago Tribune Media Group publishes the Pulitzer Prize-winning Chicago Tribune as well as related print and interactive media serving Chicagoland like RedEye, Hoy, Triblocal, TheMash, chicagotribune.com, triblocal.com and metromix.com. SOURCE Chicago Tribune Media Group Janet Dobbs, Director, Communications and Development of Chicago Tribune Media Group, +1-312-222-3774, email@example.com
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