News Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:19:55 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2016, Peoria County Government Sat, 01 Oct 2016 10:19:55 +0100 Community to Fight the Flu <p style="text-align: left;">The Peoria City/County Health Department is rallying the community this flu season to help protect against influenza. Businesses, schools, the faith community, and individuals are all encouraged to make protection against seasonal flu a priority. The message is simple:</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>Get your flu vaccine - it's available throughout the community. ... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:11:50 +0100 Illinois Virtual School Passes First Quality Matters Review - Regional Office of Education <p>Illinois Virtual School is pleased to announce <em>American Art: From Elite to Street </em>has passed a formal</p> <p>Quality Matters review and will now carry the QM logo as an officially approved course.</p> <p><strong>Peoria, Illinois (September 20, 2016) </strong>&ndash; Illinois Virtual School developed <em>American Art: From Elite to Street </em>through a partnership with Anchora Associates, Inc. ... Wed, 28 Sep 2016 09:39:47 +0100 Veteran's Memorial Groundbreaking on Saturday <p>The Peoria County Veteran&rsquo;s Memorial Committee is pleased to announce that a Groundbreaking Ceremony will be conducted on Saturday, October 1, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the site of the proposed memorial on the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza.</p> <p>The new memorial, titled FINAL SALUTE, is the final memorial addition to the courthouse plaza. ... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 12:56:50 +0100 Peoria County Board of Health Supports Strong Schools <p>Peoria County Board of Health members, at their September meeting, voted to show their support of the local &frac12; % Peoria County Schools Facility Sales Tax Referendum. Voters will see this issue on the November 8 ballot in Peoria County. ... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:30:18 +0100 Sommerfield Road Closure <p>On Monday, September 26, the east side of Sommerfield Road, at the intersection of Sommerfield and North Eden Road, will be closed from 7:30 am to 3:00 pm. The closure is due to the installation of a cross road culvert.</p> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:42:55 +0100 Additional Sales Tax Referendum Public Meetings Scheduled <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">Peoria - The Peoria County Board has placed a sales tax referendum on the November 8, 2016 ballot specifically for the improvement of County-owned roads. The referendum asks voters to authorize Peoria County to increase its share of sales tax by 1/4%, which must go specifically to improve County-owned roads. This sales tax increase would end after 15 years. ... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:06:45 +0100 Heddington Oaks Celebrates 3 Years in West Peoria <p>On Friday, September 23, Heddington Oaks will celebrate three years since opening the new skilled care home&nbsp; in West Peoria. "Birthday Bash" activities are planned throughout the day for staff, residents and family members, including a staff appreciation lunch for all shifts, birthday cake, and a friendly Cubs-vs-Cardinals rivalry. ... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 09:06:29 +0100 Heddington Oaks Hosts Wellmobile with Free Health Screenings <p>On Thursday, September 29, Heddington Oaks will host the <em>UnityPoint-Methodist Proctor Wellmobile</em> from 8:00 - 10:00 am. This health service offers free professional screenings for blood pressure, cholesterol/blood glucose and spirometry. It is open to the general public inside Heddington Oaks' main activity room.</p> <p>No advance appointment is needed; however, an 8-12 hour fast is required for a cholesterol/blood glucose screening. ... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 10:25:17 +0100 ICC Workshop Featuring State's Attorney Jerry Brady <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">On Thursday, September 29, Peoria County's State's Attorney Jerry Brady will present the free public workshop <strong>"To Try or Not to Try"</strong> from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at ICC's North Campus. This workshop is offered through the college's Adult Community Programs. Registration is recommended due to limited seating: visit <a href="">www.icc. ... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 11:37:57 +0100 Sales Tax Referendum for Road Improvement Projects on November Ballot <p>The Peoria County Board has placed a sales tax referendum on the November 8, 2016 ballot specifically for the improvement of County-owned roads. The maintenance and project needs of Peoria County roads exceed its current share of Motor Fuel Tax and County Highway Department budget. Should the referendum pass, this tax would provide additional funding to repair certain roads currently owned by the County. ... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:41:38 +0100