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Official preliminaries for the 2016-2017 Miss Illinois Scholarship Pageant. All information is subject to change; contact local pageant directors for most up-to-date information. To contact a local director, click on the director’s e-mail below.

Miss Blackhawk Valley- November 5, 2016
Nancy Lee
(309) 762-0884
Venue:  Rockridge High School
14110 134th Avenue West
Taylor Ridge, IL 61284
Pageant begins at 7PM
Closed Pageant– Rock Island, Henry, Mercer counties only

Miss Capital City & Miss Land of Lincoln- November 26, 2016
Allison Buzick and Stephanie McGovern

Venue: Ansar Shiner’s Club
630 South 6th Street
Springfield, IL 62701
Open Pageant

Miss Chicago & Miss Windy City- January 14, 2017
Rachel Johnson and Vanessa Martinucci
(217) 741-3283
Venue: Victory Gardens Biograph Theater
2433 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL
Open Pageants

Miss East Central- January 28, 2017
Brooke Allen
(217) 495-0730
Venue: Danville Area Community College-Bremer Theater
2000 E Main St.
Danville, IL
Pageant begins at 2:00pm
Open Pageant

Miss Heart of Illinois & Miss Twin Cities- February 18th, 2017
Lacey Honaker
(309) 445-2336
Venue: Normal West High School
501 N Parkside Road
Normal, IL 61761
Pageant begins at 6pm
Heart of Illinois- Open Pageant
Twin Cities- Open Pageant

Miss Kankakee County- November 5, 2016
Dr. Patricia Polk and Gloria Sanders
(815) 922-7243
Open Pageant

Miss Macomb- February 18, 2017
Marta Ewen and Lana Markham
(309) 333-2723
Venue: Macomb High School Feellheimer Auditorium
1525 South Johnson Road (east side of school)
Macomb, Illinois
Closed Pageant – McDonough, Hancock, Warren, Schuyler, Adams and Fulton counties only

Miss Metro East- March 4, 2017
Shenna Woods
(314) 680-3628
Venue: SIU-E, Dunham Theater
Edwardsville, IL 62026
Start time: TBA
Open Pageant

Miss Metropolis- October 23, 2016
Sandy Farmer
(618) 645-0363
Venue: Baymont Inn and Suites Theatre
203 E. Front Street, Metropolis, IL  62960
Pageant begins at 4:30PM
Closed Pageant– Massac County only

Miss Northern Suburbs- August 20, 2016
Robin Rutchi and Kristin Hadap
(847) 872-7140
Open Pageant

Miss Quincy – January 7, 2017
Lindsey Hess
(217) 440-3870
Quincy Community Theatre at 6PM
300 Civic Center Plaza Ste. #118
Quincy, IL 62301
Quincy- Closed Pageant– Adams, Brown, Hancock, Schuyler, Pike and Scott counties only.

Miss Southern Illinois & Miss Heartland- January 8, 2017
Judy Sims
(618) 922-4579
Venue: Marion Cultural Civic Center
800 Tower Square Plaza, Marion, IL 62959
Teen Pageant: 3:30pm
Miss Pageant: 4:30pm
Southern Illinois- Closed Pageant- (217) or (618) Area Codes only.
Heartland- Open Pageant

Miss Springfield/Central Illinois/Prairie State- December 18, 2016
Sherri Winters
(217) 622-9868
Venue: Glenwood High School
1501 Plummer Blvd, Chatham, IL
Pageant Begins at 5PM
Miss Springfield- Closed Pageant– (217) Area Code only.
Miss Central Illinois/Prairie State- Open Pageants

Sweeps Pageant – March 19, 2017
Meganne Trela
Venue: John A Logan College
700 Logan College Road
Carterville, Illinois 62918
Open to contestants who have competed in a local preliminary during the current pageant year

Types of Pageants:

Open Pageants: You must be a resident, full-time employee, or full-time student at a college or university in Illinois.
Closed Pageants: You must be a resident of the specified area, full-time employee in the specified area, or full-time student in a college or university located in the specified area.
College Pageants: You must be a full-time student at the listed college or university.