News Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:23:41 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2015, Peoria County Government Tue, 07 Jul 2015 10:23:41 +0100 No Disruption for Peoria County Despite Lack of State Budget <p>The Illinois House of Representatives failed yesterday to approve a temporary one month budget (HB 4190) by four votes. The State Senate however, before adjourning, passed a one month budget (SB 2040) for critical services. The House cannot take up the Senate bill until they return next Wednesday. ... Thu, 02 Jul 2015 13:13:15 +0100 Keeping Pets Safe this Fourth of July <p>Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) reminds pet owners to take special care of their pets during the Fourth of July holiday. The safest place for your pet during the holiday is inside, away from fireworks. Pets may panic and run away when frightened by fireworks or the sometimes chaotic atmosphere of the holiday.</p> <p>Also, don't take your pet with you to Fourth of July festivities. ... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:49:14 +0100 Mosquitoes and Floodwater <p class="Default"><strong><em></em></strong>The Peoria and Marshall County Health Departments would like to remind citizens of the large numbers of floodwater mosquitoes (<em>Aedes vexans </em>and other species) that appear about two weeks after heavy rains and flooding. Floodwater mosquitoes are a nuisance but are not usually a disease carrying mosquito. Floodwater mosquitoes are rarely infected with the disease causing West Nile virus. ... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 08:55:56 +0100 Recorder's Office to Offer Online Searches <p>On July 13, 2015, the Peoria County Recorder of Deeds Office is launching a software system that enables free online searches of public records dating back to 1987; older records will be added in the future. The new service allows homeowners to access mortgage and deed information from the convenience of their home or office rather than visiting the Peoria County Courthouse. Individuals will have the option to print their property records for $5.00 using a debit or credit card. ... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 12:32:52 +0100 Peoria County Courthouse Earns 2nd Place in Green Office Challenge <p>The Illinois Green Office Challenge recently announced its Top Ten List for sustainability leadership among Central Illinois businesses and organizations. High on the list for the Greater Peoria Area Green Office Challenge was the Peoria County Courthouse, earning 2nd Place for its efforts to involve employees in conserving energy and water and reducing waste; the Courthouse also earned 5th Place Overall. ... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:02:15 +0100 Health and Safety Precautions during Local Flooding <p><strong></strong>Public health and safety are the number one concerns after heavy rains and flooding. Flood water can carry bacteria and other contaminants that could cause disease and illness. ... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:26:02 +0100 Food Establishment Inspection System Approved <p>At its June 15, 2015 meeting, the Peoria County Board of Health approved a proposal to implement the FDA Food Establishment Inspection System in Peoria County. This new system embraces best practices in food safety inspections with the objective of placing a greater emphasis on reducing risk factors that contribute to foodborne illness. ... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:57:17 +0100 Peoria County Earns Achievement Awards <p>Last week, the National Association of Counties (NACo) honored Peoria County with two NACo Achievement Awards for its programs "Implementing a Fully Integrated Civil/Criminal Justice System" and "Creating Comprehensive County Animal Control" in the Criminal Justice and Public Safety category. Since 1970, NACo has recognized innovative county government programs through its annual Achievement Awards Program. ... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 08:25:07 +0100 State Street and Old Galena Road Intersection Closure <p>Beginning Thursday, June 18, the intersection of Old Galena Road and State Street near Mossville will be closed for reconstruction as a roundabout intersection. The closure is expected to last until mid-October. A marked detour of IL Route 29 and Cedar Hills Drive will be used during the project. For updates on this project visit <a href="">www.peoriacounty. ... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 09:55:33 +0100 Kickapoo Creek Road <p>Kickapoo Creek Road between Adams Street and Harmon Highway is closed for tree removal. The road is expected to be closed until tomorrow afternoon.</p> <p>Peoria County Highway Department requests motorists avoid the area. For more information, call the Highway Department at 697-6400.</p> Mon, 08 Jun 2015 15:27:26 +0100