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Miss Illinois 2015 pageant starts this week in Marion

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pageant genericMARION, Ill. (AP) – This year’s Miss Illinois pageant starts this week in Marion.

The pageant runs from Monday through Saturday at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center. The new Miss Illinois will be crowned on Saturday evening. The current Miss Illinois is Marisa Buchheit from Chicago.

The (Carbdonale) Southern Illinoisan reports that events scheduled for the week include preliminaries, and the outstanding teen and pre-teen pageants.

Information from: Southern Illinoisan