MARION, Ill. -- The new Miss Illinois is Miss East Central Ariel Beverly.
The 24-year-old won the crown in Saturday night's scholarship pageant and will represent Illinois in the Miss America competition.
Miss Springfield Angelica Niemann, a Quincy resident, was a Top 10 semi-finalist in the competition. She also won the State Community Service Award and the Linda Kay Fischer Community Service and Academia Award, with total scholarship winnings of $1,750.
Miss Quincy Jessica Fox was the winner of the Women in Business Award, a $500 scholarship awarded to a candidate with a declared business major or actively working in the field of business who demonstrates outstanding academic achievement in school, community or work-related activities.