News Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:25:41 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2015, Peoria County Government Sun, 01 Mar 2015 02:25:41 +0100 Outdoor Warning Siren Test Alert <p>On Tuesday, March 3, Peoria County and City of Peoria outdoor warning sirens will be tested as usual at 10:00 a.m. However, the length of this month's test will be longer than normal, approximately three minutes in length. The National Weather Service in Lincoln, IL, will be activating County and City sirens this month to test a new system that allows the NWS to activate all sirens within Peoria County if necessary. ... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:30:16 +0100 Let's Talk Disasters <p>Peoria County's Public Information Officer Jenny Fulton will present "Let's Talk Disasters," a free public workshop from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 5 at ICC's North Campus. This workshop is offered through ICC's Adult Community Programs and is intended for anyone interested in learning more about emergency planning and personal emergency preparedness. ... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:15:51 +0100 Jason Hauer Sworn in as Recorder of Deeds <p>Jason Hauer was sworn in yesterday as the Peoria County Recorder of Deeds by Chief Judge Stephen Kouri. The County Board approved Mr. Hauer's appointment as Recorder of Deeds on February 12, 2015, upon the recommendation of County Board Chairman Andrew A. Rand after completion of an application and interview process. Mr. ... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 15:12:34 +0100 PCSO Records Division Hours of Operation <p><span>The Peoria County Sheriff's Office would like to notify the public that the hours of operation for its Records Division will change beginning Monday, March 2. Effective on March 2, the hours of operation for the Records Division will be 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. daily, including Saturday and Sunday. This is a reduction from the current hours of 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. The Records Division is located on the second floor of the main entrance of the Sheriff's Office, 301 N. ... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 11:18:01 +0100 The Peoria County-led Central Illinois Public Information Officer Committee is Recognized as ... <p>The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, recognized today the Central Illinois Public Information Officers (CIPIO) as part of the 2015 Bright Ideas program for their efforts establishing Joint Information Centers in advance of disaster. ... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:11:03 +0100 ASA Dave Gast Promoted to Chief of Criminal <p>Assistant State's Attorney Dave Gast was recently promoted to Chief of the Criminal Division of the State's Attorney's Office. As chief, Mr. Gast has oversight of approximately 20 assistant state's attorneys who join him in representing the State of Illinois for the prosecution of all criminal cases in Peoria County. Gast has been an assistant state's attorney with Peoria County for nineteen years, most recently serving as a felony prosecutor. ... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:09:28 +0100 Courthouse Open on Tuesday <p>On Saturday, February 14, a water leak was discovered at the Peoria County Courthouse. Three courtrooms and the Circuit Clerk's Office sustained some water damage. The clean up process was implemented immediately and the damage will not affect court proceedings or public access to the courthouse. The courthouse is closed Monday for Presidents' Day, but will be open for regular business on Tuesday, February 17. ... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 13:11:37 +0100 February County Board Meeting to Be Held in Chillicothe <p>On Thursday, February 12, the Peoria County Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. at the Chillicothe Public Library, 430 N. Bradley Ave. Chairman Andrew A. Rand explains his decision to hold several board meetings in new locations this year: "The County Board is comprised of considerate leaders who represent 18 districts, encompassing every community in the county. ... Fri, 06 Feb 2015 14:15:05 +0100 February is American Heart Month <p>Heart disease is the number one killer of both men and women in the United States. In Peoria County, heart disease and stroke account for 1 in 4 deaths. During February, American Heart Month, join Peoria City/County Health Department to promote heart health. Take these everyday steps all year long to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke and have a more healthy heart. ... Thu, 05 Feb 2015 14:30:58 +0100 PUBLIC NOTICE <p>Pursuant to 50 ILCS 345/ Local Governmental Acceptance of Credit Cards Act, the public is hereby put on notice that the Peoria County Board of Health shall conduct a PUBLIC HEARING to consider public comments regarding the Peoria City/County Health Department's interest in accepting credit card payments for services. ... Tue, 03 Feb 2015 09:25:09 +0100