News Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:58:56 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2014, Peoria County Government Wed, 26 Nov 2014 04:58:56 +0100 Shop Local to Win! <p>Hey hey holiday shoppers, have we got a deal for you! Shop Peoria County this Black Friday and Small Business Saturday for a chance to win $100 worth of gift cards and a reuseable shopping bag. ... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 14:00:21 +0100 Shop Local to Win! <p>For Thanksgiving weekend, Peoria County and the City of Peoria are launching their collaborative new buy local campaign that encourages people to "Live &amp; Shop Peoria County" and "Live &amp; Shop Peoria." With the assistance of the Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, over forty local businesses are sponsoring the Thanksgiving campaign by donating a $25.00 gift card and offering Small Business Saturday specials on November 29. ... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:12:54 +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.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Outdoor dogs need proper shelter consisting of a structure with four sides, a roof, a floor, and a door covering. ... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:52:21 +0100 Brimfield Jubilee Road Bridge <p>The bridge on Brimfield Jubilee Road is now open. The bridge is located three miles west of Princeville Jubilee Road.</p> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:28:20 +0100 November 17 Board of Health Administration and Governance Committee Meeting Canceled <p>The Peoria County Board of Health Administration &amp; Governance Committee meeting scheduled for tonight, Monday, November 17, 2014 at 5:00 pm has been canceled.<br />Media inquiries regarding this meeting can be addressed by calling Diana Scott at 679-6603.<br />####</p> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:23:25 +0100 Get Your Flu Vaccine During National Diabetes Month <p class="Default"><strong></strong>National Diabetes Month in November is an important month to remind people with diabetes to get a flu vaccine. While CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated against the flu, it is particularly important that people with diabetes, even well-controlled diabetes, protect themselves from the flu, a respiratory illness that can lead to severe medical complications. ... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:50:58 +0100 Public Health Thank You Day Dedicated to Community Public Health Partners <p><strong><em>&nbsp;</em></strong><strong><em></em></strong>November 24 marks the nation&rsquo;s annual Public Health Thank You Day. Peoria City/County Health Department dedicates this day to our community health system partners, local public health officials, and community organizations that work together to protect the community's health throughout the year. ... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 07:53:28 +0100 Pottstown Bridge to Re-open as Thomas J. McFarland Memorial Bridge <p>On Friday, November 14 at 1:00 p.m., the Peoria County Board and County Highway Department will be hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for the Thomas J. McFarland Memorial Bridge, formerly known as the "Pottstown Bridge." The ceremony will be held on the west side of the bridge, at its intersection with Kickapoo Creek Road.</p> <p>County Board Chairman Thomas H. ... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:24:25 +0100 Great American Smoke-Out November 20 <p><strong></strong>The Peoria City/County Health Department is reminding the public that Thursday, November 20, 2014 is the 39th annual Great American Smoke-Out. On this day, the Health Department is urging area residents to quit smoking and to encourage others to quit.</p> <p>About 1 in 4 Peoria County adults smoke cigarettes. Cigarettes as well as cigars, pipes, and chewing tobacco can cause cancer. ... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:22:00 +0100 Thanksgiving Food Safety <p>The Peoria City/County Health Department offers food safety tips for your Thanksgiving dinner. Many traditional dinners center around a turkey. Choosing your turkey in advance sometimes means buying a frozen one. Remember that food safety requires a frozen turkey to be thawed <strong><em>in the refrigerator only and may take 5-6 days to thaw. ... Wed, 05 Nov 2014 09:54:27 +0100