News Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:39:50 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2017, Peoria County Government Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:39:50 +0100 New Public Health Administrator Named <p>The Peoria County Board of Health announces that Monica Hendrickson, MPH has been hired as the new Public Health Administrator for the Peoria City/County Health Department.</p> <p>Ms. Hendrickson has served as Epidemiologist and previously as Emergency Preparedness Planner for the Peoria City/County Health Department. Hendrickson brings additional outside experience in public health management, as well as administrative oversight in environmental health. ... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 11:35:42 +0100 IDOT Funded Projects in Peoria County <p>The Peoria County Highway Department has been made aware of a possible shut down to ongoing state funded road projects. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and the Capital Development Board have made plans to shut down all ongoing projects effective June 30, 2017.</p> <p>Unless the Illinois General Assembly approves a budget, agencies will not have authority to expend funds after the current fiscal year ending June 30. ... Thu, 15 Jun 2017 13:19:12 +0100 Stay and Play This Summer by Visiting Local Businesses <p>Many Central Illinois families are choosing "staycations" this year and experiencing the numerous events and local attractions the Peoria area has to offer. Peoria County, the City of Peoria, Peoria Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce are promoting &ldquo;Stay and Play - Shop Local&rdquo; through billboards and social media to encourage residents to shop locally this summer as part of our larger <em>Grow Peoria ... Fri, 09 Jun 2017 08:21:34 +0100 Real Estate Taxes Due June 6 <p>Peoria County Treasurer Nicole Demetreas would like to remind Peoria County taxpayers that the first installment of real estate taxes is due on Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Taxes are payable at most county banks, by mail, by credit card via the phone or internet, by electronic check via the internet, by township collectors, or in person at the Treasurer&rsquo;s Office, Peoria County Courthouse, 324 Main St., Room G-15, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. ... Wed, 31 May 2017 14:18:05 +0100 Calling All Amateur and Professional Photographers <p>Have a great photo of Peoria County? You could win $100 for it! Peoria County is looking for up to 20 awesome photos to showcase on our new website and in future marketing. Each winning entry will receive $100.</p> <p>The contest runs June 1-23, 2017. Winners will be notified by June 27. Enter at <a href=""></a>. ... Wed, 31 May 2017 10:31:15 +0100 Learn How to Protect Yourself <p>Peoria County Sheriff's Office will present "Protect Yourself," a free public workshop from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 6, at ICC's North Campus. This workshop is offered through ICC's Adult Community Programs and is intended for anyone who wants to learn how to protect themselves.</p> <p>Sheriff's personnel will describe and demonstrate self-defense techniques that may save your life. ... Tue, 30 May 2017 14:42:24 +0100