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Miss Illinois beauty pageant organizers' legal tussle with Miss America group headed to arbitration

Jonathan Bilyk Dec. 21, 2015, 3:08pm

A legal spat between the Miss America Organization and a suburban Chicago-based outfit which had for years run the Miss Illinois pageant will head to arbitration, after a Cook County judge determined the dispute, despite the protestations of the Illinois group, should be controlled by the terms of a licensing agreement governing the relationship between the pageant organizers.