News Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:19:02 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2014, Peoria County Government Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:19:02 +0100 Send Your Kids Back to School with Their Vaccines Up to Date <p>Back-to-school season is near and the Peoria City/County Health Department reminds parents it's the perfect time to make sure kids are up-to-date on their vaccines as they also gather school supplies and back packs.</p> <p>Getting children all of the vaccines recommended by CDC&rsquo;s immunization schedule is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their children&rsquo;s health&mdash;and that of classmates and the community. ... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:19:09 +0100 Heddington Oaks Launches Facebook Contest <p>Like Heddington Oaks? Then like their Facebook page for a chance to win a one hour massage at AlignLife Chiropractic! Now through July 27, Facebook fans who "like" Heddington Oaks' page (<a href=""></a>) will be entered to win a massage at AlignLife's North Peoria location, a prize valued at $60.00. ... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:14:11 +0100 Seal Coating on Airport Road <p>The Highway Department will be seal coating Airport Road (weather permitting) on Monday, July 21st between the hours of 6:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. &nbsp;This will lead to intermittent lane closures between Pfeiffer and Tuscarora. &nbsp;Motorists are urged to avoid the area if possible.</p> Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:44:03 +0100 Peoria County Board of Health Committee Meeting Canceled <p>The Health Protection Services Committee meeting of the Peoria County Board of Health scheduled for Wednesday, July 23rd has been canceled.<br />Media inquiries regarding this meeting can be addressed by calling Diana Scott at 309/679-6603.</p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 20:40:20 +0100 West Nile Virus Positive Bird in Peoria County <p><strong>Peoria County</strong> &ndash; The Peoria City/County Health Department is reporting the first West Nile virus positive bird sample detected in Peoria County for 2014. "The positive bird is an indication that West Nile virus is circulating in our area and individuals should take appropriate preventive measures to protect their health,&rdquo; states Wil Hayes, Director of Environmental Health for the Peoria City/County Health Department. ... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 13:39:05 +0100 Traffic Alert Re: Country Life Music Festival <p>The Peoria County Sheriff's Office and Peoria Police Department would like to make the public aware of one of the traffic control measures that will be implemented to mitigate traffic congestion during the Country Life Music Festival at Ravina On The Lakes from July 18 - 20. <strong><em>This information is especially important to drivers planning to pick up someone at Ravina after the concert, such as parents that may be picking up children. ... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 14:10:09 +0100 MBE Committee to Introduce Contractor Development Initiative <p>Peoria County's Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Ad-hoc Committee will host a press conference on Thursday, July 17 at 2:00 p.m. in the Peoria County Board Room 403 of the Peoria County Courthouse. During the press conference, Peoria County and its partners will introduce Contractors Development Initiative (CDI), a new program intended to increase capacity of minority, women, and disadvantaged businesses. ... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 18:59:31 +0100 Peoria County Earns Achievement Award <p>Last month, the National Association of Counties (NACo) announced Peoria County as a winner of a 2014 Achievement Award in the category of Environmental Protection and Energy for the County's submission "Becoming a Leader in Sustainability. ... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 16:41:43 +0100 Peoria County and City to Hold Press Conference re: Country Life Music Festival <p>Peoria County and the City of Peoria are holding a joint press conference on Thursday, July 17, at 10:00 a.m. at Ravina On The Lakes. The press conference will be held at the stage for the Country Life Music Festival and will highlight some of the intergovernmental efforts involved in planning and public safety coordination related to the festival. ... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:21:36 +0100