News Wed, 06 May 2015 02:25:12 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2015, Peoria County Government Wed, 06 May 2015 02:25:12 +0100 Pottstown Road <p>Beginning Tuesday, May 5, Pottstown Road in Kickapoo Township will be closed for bridge replacement. The closure is located &frac34; mile west of Ellory Road or 1&frac12; miles northeast of Goetz Road. Construction is expected to last until September.</p> <p>For construction updates on this project visit <a href=""></a>. ... Mon, 04 May 2015 11:28:14 +0100 Now Accepting Applications for Summer Civic Leadership Program <p>Peoria County's summer Civic Leadership Program is a free civic program that offers local high school students a unique opportunity to learn more about county government through hands-on activities at various County facilities. All Peoria County high school students are eligible to take the one-day course, including spring graduates and fall freshmen; class size is limited to 15 participants however. The program is June 9 from 8:15 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 11:56:39 +0100 Dogtown Lane Closure <p><strong>Road work on:</strong> Dogtown Lane</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong> Graham Chapel Road to Bartholomew Road</p> <p><strong>When:</strong> Thursday, April 23</p> <p><strong>Time:</strong> 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.</p> <p><strong>Type of work:</strong> Cross road culvert replacement</p> <p>Motorists are asked to avoid the area. ... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:22:30 +0100 New Community Health Indicator Report Released Peoria County's Progress on Health <ul> <li><strong></strong>In Peoria County 4.5 in 10 deaths are caused by heart disease or cancer &nbsp;which exceed State of Illinois rates.</li> </ul> <ul> <li>Specific zip codes in Peoria County have sexually transmitted infection rates of up to 10.7 times higher than the rest of the United States. ... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:26:59 +0100 Peoria County Tax Bills to be Mailed <p>Peoria County Treasurer, Edward T. O&rsquo;Connor, announced today that approximately 82,300 Peoria County Real Estate Tax bills will be mailed by April 23. The first installment due date is June 9 and the second installment due date is September 9. Payments must be postmarked by their respective due dates to avoid penalties. If a tax bill is not received by May 15, the Treasurer&rsquo;s Office recommends requesting a duplicate bill. ... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 15:52:32 +0100 Harkers Corner Road Closure <p><strong>Road work on:</strong> Harkers Corner Road</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong> Cowser Road to Maple Ridge Road</p> <p><strong>When:</strong> Monday, April 20 - Wednesday, May 6</p> <p><strong>Time:</strong> Beginning at 7:30 a.m. on April 20</p> <p><strong>Type of work:</strong> Road Construction</p> <p>Motorists are asked to avoid the area. ... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 08:10:29 +0100 Gerald M. Brookhart Arts in Education Spring Celebration to Kick off April 20 <p>Beginning April 20, the 30th Annual Arts in Education Spring Celebration will be held in the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. every weekday through May 22, 2015. Peoria County's Regional Office of Education and Mary Rous, Project Director, coordinate the annual event.</p> <p>This year, the event has been renamed the Gerald M. Brookhart Arts in Education Spring Celebration after the program's founder, Dr. Gerry Brookhart. ... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 08:55:17 +0100 Vaccinating on Time is Important for Disease Protection <p>Peoria City/County Health Department will observe National Infant Immunization Week April 18-25 by highlighting the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases. Vaccinating children on time is the best way to protect them against 14 serious and potentially deadly diseases before their second birthday. ... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 11:28:18 +0100 Protect Pets and Loved Ones from Rabies <p>Rabies is still a concern and it can be fatal in humans. However, you can help prevent the spread of rabies. Peoria County Animal Protection Services reminds pet owners that local ordinances require all dogs and cats over four months old be vaccinated against rabies and registered in Peoria County. Caring pet owners keep their pet's rabies vaccinations current to protect their pet, family, and themselves. ... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 09:28:59 +0100 Upper Respiratory Infections in Dogs <p>Peoria County's Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) Director Lauren Malmberg warns that the Greater Peoria area is currently experiencing a substantial increase of infectious respiratory disease in dogs. This disease, CIRD, is more commonly known as kennel cough. In addition, the Canine Influenza Virus (CIV) has been diagnosed in 89 dogs in the Chicago area. ... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 12:04:48 +0100