It was announced yesterday that Champaign-Urbana had recieved the most votes in the competition, being awarded the victory. Check out the press release from Visit Champaign County, and their Facebook post below that:
MIDWEST LIVING MAGAZINE READERS VOTE CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, ILLINOIS
THE WINNER OF THE GREATEST FOOD TOWN
Winner To Be Featured in the September/October 2017 Issue
DES MOINES, IA (June 21, 2017) – After months of town nominations and thousands of online votes, Midwest Living’s readers have named Champaign/Urbana, Illinois, the Greatest Food Town in the Midwest. To celebrate, Champaign/Urbana will be featured in the September/October 2017 issue of Midwest Living, and the magazine will host a celebration event in Champaign-Urbana in late summer.
From May 1-31, 2017, readers voted on their favorite town to take top prize. The finalists, one from each Midwest state and all under 750,000 population, were chosen for their strong offerings of local chefs, innovative restaurants, nearby food producers and diversity of culinary offerings. The finalists include: Champaign-Urbana, IL (winner); Bloomington, IN; Des Moines, IA; Lawrence, KS; Ann Arbor, MI; Duluth, MN; Springfield, MO; Lincoln, NE; Fargo, ND; Toledo, OH; Sioux Falls, SD and Madison, WI.
Sponsors of the program include Mahatma Rice and Roth Cheese. For more information, including complete terms, please visit MidwestLiving.com.
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Midwest Living magazine (www.midwestliving.com), published by Meredith Corporation (NYSE: MDP), is a regional publication that celebrates the richness of life in the Midwest. Founded in 1987, the magazine is dedicated to providing its readers with a wealth of region-specific information and inspiration, focusing on travel and events, food and dining, and home and garden, as well as other editorial content categories. Midwest Living magazine, which reaches 4 million readers, is published bi-monthly and has a rate base of 950,000.