News Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:39:45 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2017, Peoria County Government Wed, 26 Apr 2017 15:39:45 +0100 Peoria County Property Tax Website <p>Peoria County Treasurer Nicole Demetreas is pleased to announce the launch of a new tax information website for Peoria County property owners. The new website will provide extensive information on parcels in Peoria County. The website is <a href=""></a> and will also be accessible on Peoria County's main website <a href="">www.peoriacounty. ... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 10:17:54 +0100 Peoria County Tax Bills to be Mailed <p>Peoria County Treasurer, Nicole Demetreas, announced today that approximately 83,500 Peoria County Real Estate Tax bills will be mailed by April 28. The first installment due date is June 6, and the second installment due date is September 6th. Payments must be postmarked by their respective due dates to avoid penalties. ... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:40:04 +0100 Trivoli Road Closure <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">Weather permitting, the following road will be closed &nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Road work on:</strong> Trivoli Road</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong> South of Higgs Road</p> <p><strong>When:</strong> Monday, April 24, from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. ... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 13:50:39 +0100 Peoria County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan Available for Review <p><strong>April 18, 2017</strong> &ndash; Floods, thunderstorms, and severe winter weather often cause devastating impacts in Peoria County.&nbsp; Would you like to learn more about what Peoria County is doing to minimize the impacts of these and other natural and man-made hazards?&nbsp; A draft of Peoria County&rsquo;s Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan is being made available for public review and comment. ... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:52:49 +0100 Blue Ridge Road Closure <p>The Burlington Northern and Santa Fe (BNSF) Railroad will close Blue Ridge Road at the railroad tracks located &frac14; mile north of Truitt Road on Friday, April 21 and Monday, April 24. The crossing will be closed from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days for rail replacement.</p> <p>Motorists will need to use an alternate route. Please contact the Peoria County Highway Department at 697-6400, ext. 0 for questions. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:03:42 +0100 Arts in Education Spring Celebration <p align="left"><strong>Beginning April 19, 2017</strong>, the 32nd Annual Gerald M. Brookhart Arts in Education Spring Celebration will be held on the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza from <strong>11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. every weekday through May 19. </strong>&nbsp;The Peoria County Regional Office of Education, Beth Derry, Peoria County Regional Superintendent and Mary Rous, Project Director, coordinate the annual event. ... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 09:15:07 +0100 Join Hands, Help Children <p>Help raise awareness of child abuse by joining "Hands Around the Courthouse" on Friday, April 21, at noon in the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza. April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and the Youth Services Network Panel is hosting its Tenth Annual Hands Around the Courthouse event to draw attention to the 951 pending child abuse and neglect cases in Peoria County. ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:36:57 +0100 Hop into Heddington Oaks for an Easter Egg Hunt <p>Heddington Oaks is hosting its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 15. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11:00 a.m. at 2223 W. Heading Ave in West Peoria. This free event allows residents of the skilled care home to share the Easter holiday with children. The public is invited to come out and enjoy a spring morning at Heddington Oaks. Easter Egg hunts will be staggered by age groups for the safety of children. The Easter Bunny will also be present for photo opportunities. ... Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:03:41 +0100 Kickapoo Creek Road Closure <p>Kickapoo Creek Road has been closed between Bartonville and Airport Road. The closure is due to downed power lines. Crews are performing utility work and tree clearing. The road is expected to open within a day. &nbsp;</p> <p>Please contact the Peoria County Highway Department at 697-6400, ext. 0 for questions. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:52:54 +0100 National County Government Month <p>Peoria County is celebrating National County Government Month (NCGM) this April. NCGM is an annual recognition month sponsored by the National Association of Counties and this year's theme is "Brilliant Ideas at Work." Peoria County offers opportunities throughout the month for citizens to learn more about county government. Residents are encouraged to participate in one or more of the following free events. ... Tue, 04 Apr 2017 09:07:32 +0100