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Miss Illinois, Miss Illinois Teen crowned

Posted: Jun. 8, 2018 12:01 am Updated: Jun. 9, 2018 11:15 pm

MARION, Ill. -- Miss Illinois USA 2018 is Karolina Jasko of Franklin Park, and Miss Illinois Teen USA is Sydni Dion Bennett of Chicago.

Jasko was crowned Saturday night, and Bennett was crowned Friday night, in the Miss Illinois Pageant in Marion.

Taylor Hardy, the reigning Miss Quincy, and Miss Quincy's Outstanding Teen, Shelby Rose, competed in the pageant but were not among the top finishers or semifinalists.

Miss Illinois contestants competed in swimsuit, evening gown, interview and talent competitions. Miss Illinois Teen participants competed in active wear, evening gown, interview and talent competitions.

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