News Sun, 01 Feb 2015 02:36:03 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2015, Peoria County Government Sun, 01 Feb 2015 02:36:03 +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. ... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:20:17 +0100 Final Month Open Enrollment Events for Get Covered Illinois <p>Community partners will host special joint Open Enrollment for Get Covered Illinois on Saturday, February 7 and again on February 14 at the Main Branch Peoria Public Library from 10AM to 6PM both days. Certified Navigators and interpreters from Heartland Community Health Clinic and Navicore Solutions will assist individuals with applications for health insurance coverage. ... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:18:31 +0100 Peoria County Accepting Appointment Applications <p>Peoria County residents who are interested in representing their fellow citizens by serving on a local board, committee, or commission are encouraged to complete an appointment application for consideration by the Peoria County Board. Peoria County has several appointed positions currently available for qualified individuals, including membership on the ETSB Board, Care &amp; Treatment Board, and the Springdale Cemetery Committee. ... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:21:00 +0100 Recorder of Deeds Position <p>Peoria County Board Chairman Andrew A. Rand is currently seeking qualified candidates to complete the term of retired Recorder of Deeds Nancy Horton by serving as Peoria County Recorder of Deeds through December 4, 2016. Candidates must be a Peoria County resident, never convicted of a felony, and a Republican. Persons interested in fulfilling the Recorder of Deeds' term may complete an appointment application by January 30 at 1:00 p.m. for consideration. ... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 16:45:27 +0100 Peoria County Seeks Public Input <p>Today and tomorrow, Peoria County is hosting three public meetings for county residents to review the draft Resource Management Plan and offer input. Recently, a Resource Management Plan was developed for years 2015 - 2034 as a replacement of the current Integrated Solid Waste Management Plan that was adopted in 1991 and updated in 2008.</p> <p>The public meetings are as follows:</p> <p>January 20, 6:00 p.m. ... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:28:04 +0100 Peoria Area Hospitals Requesting Public to Limit Visits <p>(Peoria, IL &ndash; Jan. 9, 2015) To protect patients, family members and staff during this time of increased seasonal flu activity and other upper respiratory illnesses, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center, UnityPoint Health Methodist-Proctor, and Pekin Hospital are asking the public to limit visits as a precautionary measure.</p> <p>These guidelines are based on recommendations from the Illinois Department of Public Health. ... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:25:30 +0100 Health Department Rescheduling Clinics During Extreme Wind Chills <p><strong></strong>Peoria - The Peoria City/County Health Department is strongly advising individuals and families with young children to reschedule Health Department clinic services Wednesday and Thursday, January 7 and 8. Appointments for services are being rescheduled due to the National Weather Service of Central Illinois' warning of wind chills of 25 to 30 below zero from midnight tonight through midday Thursday. ... Tue, 06 Jan 2015 10:56:05 +0100 Protecting Pets from the Cold <p>Cold weather has arrived in Central Illinois and Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) reminds pet owners that animals, particularly those outdoors, need special care during the winter months.</p> <p>&bull; Outdoor pets need proper shelter consisting of a structure with four sides, a roof, a floor, and a door covering. The shelter should be small enough to retain the animal&rsquo;s body heat and large enough for the animal to lie down comfortably. ... Mon, 05 Jan 2015 09:25:55 +0100