News Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:04:21 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2015, Peoria County Government Sat, 29 Aug 2015 01:04:21 +0100 Health Department Receives 3 Million Dollars for Lead Hazard Control <p><strong>Peoria County </strong><strong>- </strong>The<strong> </strong>Peoria City/County Health Department has been awarded $3,231,610 in Lead Hazard Control grant funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The 3-year funding will reduce the rates of lead-poisoning to children and protect families by targeting health hazards in 180 low-income homes that have significant lead or other home safety hazards. ... Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:57:45 +0100 West Nile Virus Circulating in Peoria County <p><strong>Peoria County</strong> &ndash; The Peoria City/County Health Department is reporting additional findings of West Nile virus circulating in Peoria County for 2015.</p> <p>"This has been an active summer for West Nile virus in Peoria County. We have had a mosquito pool, 2 birds, and a horse test positive for the virus. It is important to note that these positive findings are an indication that West Nile virus is circulating in our area. ... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:24:32 +0100 Bat in Your House? Call PCAPS. <p>Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) reminds pet owners the importance of keeping pets up to date on rabies vaccinations as animal control officers respond to a record number of calls to remove bats. This time of year, residents may encounter bats inside their homes more frequently. You may walk into your house and find one lying on the floor or hanging on the wall. Normally, they won't&nbsp;bother people but they can begin to fly about if disturbed. ... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:56:32 +0100 State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth to Visit Heddington Oaks <p>On Monday, August 17, 2015, Heddington Oaks will welcome special guest State Representative Jehan Gordon-Booth at 1:00 p.m. Representative Gordon-Booth, representing the 92nd District, will visit with Heddington Oaks' residents and tour Peoria County's skilled care nursing facility.&nbsp; Media is welcome. For more information, contact Jenny Fulton, Peoria County's Director of Strategic Communications, at 309-672-6918.</p> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:56:33 +0100 Heddington Oaks Nursing Home Administrator Named <p>Yesterday, County Administrator Scott Sorrel announced the appointment of a new administrator for Heddington Oaks nursing home. Effective immediately, Christy Delaware, RN, has been appointed administrator of the nursing home. She has been serving as Interim Administrator since the departure of the previous administrator on March 31, 2015. Ms. Delaware was hired by Peoria County on May 1, 2007, to serve as the Director of Nursing for Bel-Wood Nursing Home. ... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 09:04:07 +0100 Finding Property Information in Peoria County <p>Peoria County's GIS Manager will present a free public workshop titled "Finding Property Information in Peoria County" on Thursday, September 17, from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at ICC's North Campus. Participants will learn how to use Peoria County's front desk map application to locate property information, subdivision plats, and maps. This hands-on workshop will demonstrate how to navigate the map application. ... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 12:54:02 +0100 Peoria County Names PCAPS Director <p>County Administrator Scott Sorrel announced the internal appointment of a new director for Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS). Effective immediately, Bridget Domenighini will begin training to succeed Lauren Malmberg, who will retire as the director on August 31, 2015. Ms. Domenighini has been the shelter services coordinator at PCAPS since her hire last March.</p> <p>Ms. ... Fri, 07 Aug 2015 10:35:26 +0100 Board of Health Administrator Recruitment Committee Meeting Canceled <p>The Peoria County Board of Health Administrator Recruitment Committee meeting scheduled for today, Thursday, August 6th at 4:00 pm has been canceled.</p> <p>Media inquiries regarding this meeting can be addressed by calling Diana Scott at 679-6603.</p> Thu, 06 Aug 2015 10:12:01 +0100 Farmer's Market at Courthouse Plaza <p>Visit Peoria County's bi-weekly Farmer's Market from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. in the County Courthouse Plaza this Friday, August 7, and every-other Friday through September 18.<strong> </strong>The Farmer's Market is hosted by the County's Green CREW and LiveWell wellness program, two internal programs intended to encourage sustainability and health. ... Wed, 05 Aug 2015 10:43:02 +0100 Become a Civic Leader <p>Peoria County and the City of Peoria are currently accepting applications for the Peoria City/County Citizens Leadership Academy. This free program offers citizens a unique opportunity to learn about municipal and county governments through a joint curriculum. Classes meet Wednesday evenings September 16 - November 4, with a graduation ceremony at the City Council meeting on November 10 and at the County Board meeting on November 12. ... Mon, 03 Aug 2015 13:34:07 +0100