News Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:27:32 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2015, Peoria County Government Wed, 29 Jul 2015 08:27:32 +0100 EMA Requests Uninsured Flood Damage Information <p>Peoria County's Emergency Management Agency encourages Peoria County homeowners and business owners whose house or business has been affected by flooding since June 7, 2015, to please contact EMA to report any <em>uninsured</em> flood damage. This request applies to property located outside the City of Peoria. ... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:12:45 +0100 Health Department Strategic Planning Retreat <p>There will be a Strategic Planning Retreat for the Peoria City/County Health Department held from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm on July 25, 2015 in the Board Room of the Peoria City/County Health Department located at 2116 N. Sheridan Road, Peoria, Illinois. Members of the Peoria County Board of Health will be in attendance; however, no official public action will be taken at this meeting.<br />Media inquiries regarding this meeting can be addressed by calling Diana Scott at 679-6603. ... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 10:55:29 +0100 Peoria County and Ameren Illinois to host Residential Electronics Recycling Event <p>Peoria County's Office of Sustainability &amp; Resource Conservation is partnering with Ameren Illinois to host a residential electronics recycling event on Saturday, July 25, from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. at Illinois Central College's (ICC) North Campus parking lot, 5407 N. University Street in Peoria. Representatives from Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR) will be on hand to collect electronic items that are no longer accepted in landfills. ... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:21:21 +0100 Peoria County Board to Hold Meeting at Lutheran Hillside Village <p><span>On Thursday, August 13, the Peoria County Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6:00 p.m. at Lutheran Hillside Village, 6901 N. Galena Road. The County Board will hold one additional community board meeting this year at Limestone Community High School on October 8, 2015. September, November, and December board meetings will be held at the Peoria County Courthouse. ... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 11:03:49 +0100 HOT WEATHER ALERT RE: PET CARE <p>The high temperatures and increased humidity levels predicted for the next few days create dangerous conditions for our animal friends.&nbsp; Please take special care to make your pet is safe and comfortable.&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Animals must have plenty of fresh water at all times. Be sure your dog can't turn over his water bucket. Check on cattle, horses, and other livestock as well.</li> <li>Be sure your animal can get to a shady area. ... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 11:18:44 +0100 COOLING CENTERS OPEN DURING HIGH HEAT CONDITIONS <p class="Pa1"><em></em>Peoria City/County Health Department advises residents to take precautions during extremely high temperatures. During a heat wave, individuals who have no access to a cool environment should use cooling centers for relief from the heat. Heat related injuries such as heat exhaustion, heatstroke, and dehydration may develop with or without feelings of discomfort. ... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:25:38 +0100 How Law Enforcement Manages Dangerous Persons <p>The Peoria County Sheriff's Office will present "How Law Enforcement Manages Dangerous Persons," a free public workshop from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 30 at ICC's North Campus. This workshop is offered through ICC's Adult Community Programs and is intended for anyone interested in learning more about the behavioral tools that law enforcement officers utilize when managing a dangerous person. ... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 11:07:29 +0100 Well Water Test Kits Available in Peoria and Marshall Counties <p>Many private water wells have been exposed to flood waters which can pose a public health hazard. Flood waters carry contaminants such as parasites, bacteria, and viruses from backed up septic systems and other sources. All wells that have been exposed to flood waters should be tested prior to use to help ensure the water is safe to drink. ... Thu, 09 Jul 2015 08:15:23 +0100 Ameren Electric Rate Hike Underscores Value of Area Electric Aggregation Programs <p>In 2012, over 35 communities in Central Illinois passed municipal electricity aggregation referenda, including Peoria County. &nbsp;These communities then worked together to leverage low prices for electricity supply for residential and small business accounts.&nbsp; Since 2012, this effort has saved residents in Central Illinois hundreds of dollars and kept millions of dollars in the community. ... Wed, 08 Jul 2015 16:06:35 +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