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Miss Illinois 2016

2016 Miss Illinois Competition will be June 12th-June 18th at the Marion Cultural and Civic Center in Marion, IL.

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Current List of Approved Miss Illinois Preliminaries 2016-17

Miss Northern Suburbs - 8/20/2016 Miss Metropolis - 10/23/2016 Miss Kankakee County - 11/5/2016 Miss Blackhawk Valley - 11/5/2016 Miss Capital City/Land of Lincoln - 11/26/2016 Miss East Central - 1/28/2017 Miss Southern Illinois/Heartland - 1/21/2017 Miss East Central - 1/28/2017 Miss Springfield/Prairie State        TBA Miss Chicago/Windy City        TBA ...
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Miss Illinois Award Winners 2016

Jaryn Franklin - Miss Blackhawk Valley Miss Illinois Omega Prelim Lifestyle & Fitness Miss America State Community Service Award Omega Prelim Evening Gown Award Nancy Foote Interview Award Amelia Mugavero - Miss Springfield Miss Illinois - First Runner-up Alpha Prelim Talent Janna Harner - Miss Southern Illinois Miss Illinois - Second Runner-up Michela Moe - Miss Fox Valley Miss Illinois - Third Runner-up Alpha Prelim Lifestyle & Fitness Alpha Prelim Evening gown Salute Ad Sales Award Christin One - Miss Chicago Miss Illinois - Fourth Runner-up CMN Miracle Maker Nancy Foote Interview Award Jori Parys - Miss Prairie State Miss Illinois - Semi-finalist Omega Prelim Talent ...
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Miss Illinois Pageant Winners

We are pleased to announce this years' Miss Illinois pageant winners! Click to expand photos ...
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Miss Illinois 2016 Contestant Lineup

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Congratulations to our new Miss Fox Valley, Chain O’Lakes, Quincy, Gem City, and East Central titleholders!

Big congratulations to Miss Fox Valley - Michela Moe, Miss Chain O'Lakes - Kelly Franck, Miss Gem City - Shani Belshaw, Miss Quincy- Angelica Niemann, and Miss East Central- Breanna Bagley! We also welcome Miss John A. Logan- Cristin Ritter to the Miss Illinois Class of 2016! We can't forget our teen titleholders, Miss Fox Valley OTeen- Nikithia Lakshminarayanan, Miss Quincy OTeen- Julianna Fray, and Miss East Central OTeen- Alyssa Pfaffe! Congratulations to all! ...
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Meet our new Miss Capital City, Land of Lincoln and Macomb!

Congratulations to our newest members of the Miss Illinois class of 2016! Miss Capital City- Sophia Schwalbach, Miss Land of Lincoln- Erin Hodgson, and Miss Macomb- Rachel Wirt were all crowned yesterday. Four Miss Illinois' Outstanding Teen contestants joined us as well. Welcome to Miss Capital City's OT- Madeline Miller, Miss Land of Lincoln's OT- Victoria Shore, Miss Metro East's OT- Anna Nichols, and Miss Macomb's OT- Alexandra Casey! ...
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Our Miss Kankakee 2016 is…

Congratulations to Annika Strolle, our new Miss Kankakee 2016! ...
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Congratulations Miss Chicago, Miss Windy City and Miss Gold Coast Titleholders!

Congratulations to all of the new titleholders crowned this weekend.  Miss Chicago-Kristen One, Miss Gold Miss Windy City- Alexandra Kono, Miss Gold Coast- Isha Jog, Miss Chicago's OT- Cassidy Raasch and Miss Windy City's OT- Samantha Pokorny.     ...
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Metro East Certified Judges’ Training

There will be a certified judges' training on March 14th, 2016 at SIU - Edwardsville from 6:30-8:30pm. The location will be in the Morris University Center - Mississippi room. Parking is available in lots B & C for $0.50/30 minutes. The certification is valid for 2 years and cost is $40 payable on arrival at the training. For more information, email Claire Thorpe Klinsky at teen.dir@missillinois.org! ...
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Upcoming Events

  1. Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant 2017

    August 2 - August 6
  2. Miss America Pageant 2017

    September 6 - September 11

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