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Submitted by Mary Beth Murphy <MaryBeth_Murphy@ltgov.state.il.us>. For more
information, visit http://www.state.il.us/ltgov/
To: All Media
From: Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn (o) 312-814-5220, (cell) 312-485-1852
Claude Walker 312-814-8760, Susan DeGrane
312-814-2094, Cesar Rodriguez 312-814-1940
Day of: Dan Persky (cell) 773-412-5538, Mary Beth
Murphy (cell) 847-846-5666
Re: Great Lakes Circle Tour 2005 to promote Illinois
tourism, clean beaches
What: Lt. Gov. Pat Quinn will bike, hike and drive the 63-mile
Illinois leg of the Great Lakes Circle Tour, a 6,500-mile international road
system encircling the five Great Lakes.
Date: Thursday, June 9, 2005 (from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
8:30 a.m. William Powers Conservation Area, 122nd & Avenue O,
9:45 a.m. Shedd Aquarium, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago
10:45 a.m. Buckingham Fountain, Columbus Drive at Congress,
Chicago (with dozens of cyclists)
12:30 p.m. Gilson Park, 800 Gilson Drive, Wilmette
2:00 p.m. Waukegan Beach, Seahorse Drive and Lake Michigan,
3:00 p.m. Illinois State Beach Fishing Pier, Winthrop Harbor
(GREAT VISUALS OF LAKEFRONT, LT. GOV. QUINN BIKING WITH CELEBRITY CYCLISTS)
On Thursday, June 9, Lieutenant Governor Pat Quinn will bike, hike and drive
the 63-mile Illinois leg of the Great Lakes Circle Tour, a 6,500-mile
international scenic road system encircling the Great Lakes to promote clean
beaches and nature-based tourism.
Quinn will begin his all-day trek at the Illinois-Indiana state line, and
finish at the Illinois-Wisconsin state line. Last summer, Quinn led a
caravan of vintage cars down the Chicago-Springfield leg of legendary Route
66 to promote heritage-based tourism.
"Summer is a great time to discover the gems in our own backyard and the
Great Lakes Circle Tour is a wonderful way to enjoy America's 'Third Coast',"
said Quinn, who chairs the Illinois delegation to the Great Lakes
Commission. The Great Lakes Circle Tour was designated in the 1980s by the
Great Lakes Commission, a bi-national public agency that promotes clean
water in the Great Lakes basin.
At each of five stops along the tour, Quinn will address a
different topic, including Lake Calumet's industrial history, eco-tourism,
clean waterways and beaches, bicycling, bird-watching, wildlife habitat, and
the new Coastal Ecosystem Learning Center at the Shedd Aquarium. In
Waukegan and Winthrop Harbor, Quinn will also tout the Main Street program,
which is administered by the Lieutenant Governor's office.
Quinn will bike from Wolf Lake to 112th & Avenue G, from 18th
Street to Shedd Aquarium, from Buckingham Fountain to Montrose Beach and
from Winthrop Harbor to the Illinois State Beach Fishing Pier. To trace
Quinn's Great Lakes Circle Tour 2005 route or learn more about the Calumet
region's history, migratory bird flyways, bird-watching tips, cycling
routes, clean beaches or the Great Lakes, visit: LtGovernor.il.gov.
"This summer, pack the kids in the car, grab a roadmap and
follow the Circle Tour signs," Quinn urged. "You can drive from sunrise to
sunset in a single day on the road hugging Illinois' 63-mile shoreline or
take a month to circle the whole Great Lakes system. You'll experience the
stunning beaches, sand dunes, wildlife, history, great cities and museums
that sit on the shores of the world's largest source of fresh water."
During Quinn's Great Lakes Circle Tour 2005, he will visit the
Chicago neighborhoods of Hegewisch, Calumet Park, South Chicago, South
Shore, Woodlawn, Hyde Park, Kenwood, Oakland, Bronzeville, the Gap, South
Loop, the Loop, Streeterville, Gold Coast, Lincoln Park, Lakeview,
Wrigleyville, Uptown, Edgewater, and Rogers Park, and the communities of
Evanston, Wilmette, Winnetka, Glencoe, Highland Park, Highwood, Lake Forest,
Lake Bluff, North Chicago, Waukegan, Beach Park, Zion and Winthrop Harbor.
great circle tour adv.doc
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