News Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:45:26 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2016, Peoria County Government Sat, 13 Feb 2016 00:45:26 +0100 Government Purchasing Diversity Event <p>Peoria County joins the City of Peoria and other local agencies in sponsoring the annual Government Purchasing Diversity Event to be held on Wednesday, March 9 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at the Gateway Building; registration begins at 8:30 a.m. ... Thu, 04 Feb 2016 14:20:49 +0100 Early Voting Begins February 9, 2016 <p>Peoria County Election Commission Executive Director Thomas Bride announced today that ongoing objections to several Presidential Candidates have been resolved by the State Board of Elections. The ballots and early voting equipment will be available starting Tuesday, February 9, 2016</p> <p>&ldquo;We have received the Ballot Certification from the State Board of Elections and are in the process of finalizing the ballot, preparing and testing the voting equipment. ... Wed, 03 Feb 2016 10:21:47 +0100 Peoria County to Survey Voters <p>Beginning tomorrow, Tuesday, February 2, Peoria County will be conducting a phone survey of registered voters to gather information regarding the countys infrastructure system. Questions on the survey pertain to the current condition of highways under Peoria Countys jurisdiction, and possible funding mechanisms to address deteriorating roadways. ... Mon, 01 Feb 2016 14:02:41 +0100 Every Smile Counts <p>Peoria - The Dentists of the Peoria District Dental Society and the OSF Dental Residency Program will be participating in the American Dental Association&rsquo;s "<em>Give Kids A Smile"</em> by providing dental services to many area underserved children. ... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:28:17 +0100 PCAPS Officers and Bartonville Fire Department Rescue Missing Dog <p>On the afternoon of January 21, 2016, Peoria County Animal Protection Services Animal Control (PCAPS) Officers Monckton and Mallow responded to a citizen report of a dog that had fallen into a steep ravine and was unable to stand or climb out. The caller, Lindsey Anderson, contacted PCAPS when she could hear the dog moaning in pain and saw that he was unable to stand at the bottom of the ravine. ... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:31:33 +0100 State Board of Elections Pending Objection Hearings Delay by Mail and Early Voting <p align="center">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Peoria County Election Commission Executive Director Thomas Bride announced today that ongoing objections to several Presidential Candidates are not anticipated to be resolved by the State Board of Elections in time for ballots to be prepared and voting equipment to be ready for the opening of Vote by Mail and Early Voting on February 4, 2016. ... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 13:25:14 +0100 Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition Teen Summit <p>As part of National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week 2016, Peoria County Coroner Johnna Ingersoll and Peoria County Regional Superintendent of Schools Beth Derry are proud to sponsor the Peoria County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalitions 3rd Annual Peoria County Teen Summit.&nbsp; Eighth graders from all over Peoria County will be visiting the Hult Center for Healthy Living on Saturday, January 30, 2016, from 1:00 - 4:15 p.m. ... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:42:34 +0100 New Public Health Administrator <p>The Peoria County Board of Health announces that Gene Huber, MA, MPA has been hired as the new Public Health Administrator for the Peoria City/County Health Department.</p> <p>Ms. Huber served as Director of Finance for the past twelve years and Grants Manager for the previous eight years at the Peoria City/County Health Department. Huber conveys a wealth of public health knowledge, as well as financial and administrative oversight, for this position. ... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 09:08:44 +0100 New Peoria County Maternal and Child Health Report Released <ul> <li>In 2014, Peoria County had a preliminary total of 2,701 births; with the birth rate for teens being greater than state and national averages.</li> <li>9.3% of births were preterm deliveries (prior to 36 weeks of gestation); with certain Peoria zip codes as high as 12.4%.</li> <li>4 out of 5 Peoria County mothers began prenatal care within the first trimester; although 2 in 5 teens did not have early prenatal care. ... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:32:46 +0100