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Aspiring Chicago singer crowned Miss Illinois

Published: Sunday, June 15, 2014 11:16 p.m. CST

MARION – Marisa Buchheit of Chicago is the new Miss Illinois.

According to WSIL-TV, Buchheit was crowned Saturday night at the pageant in Marion in southern Illinois. She is also Miss Chicago for 2014.

Buchheit was selected from a field of 31 contestants from around the state. According to her website, she is an aspiring opera singer.

Buchheit next will compete at the Miss America pageant in September in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

She takes over from 2013 Miss Illinois Brittany Smith of Elmhurst.

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Information from: WSIL-TV, http://www.wsiltv.com

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