News Wed, 27 May 2015 00:38:08 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2015, Peoria County Government Wed, 27 May 2015 00:38:08 +0100 CDI Participants Celebrate Course Completion <p>Over the past year, Peoria County's Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Ad-hoc committee, in partnership with the Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce, has sponsored a Contractor Development Initiative for minority, women, and disadvantaged construction contractors to gain professional development training. Over twenty MBE firms participated in this year's pilot program designed to help build minority contractor capacity and enhance local construction opportunities. ... Tue, 26 May 2015 12:14:40 +0100 New Program Provides Adult Vaccines <p>The Peoria City County Health Department is now able to offer routinely recommended adult vaccines to adults 19 years of age and older who have no insurance or have insurance that doesn&rsquo;t cover needed vaccines. Vaccinations are recommended throughout life to prevent vaccine preventable disease, however, adult vaccination rates are low and show that adults are not getting all their recommended vaccines. ... Tue, 26 May 2015 09:19:58 +0100 Hallock Hollow Road Closure and North Hampton Road Update <p>Beginning Wednesday, May 20, Hallock Hollow Road in Hallock Township will be closed for bridge repairs. The bridge is located &frac12; mile west of Old Galena Road. The road is closed at the bridge; local traffic will have access to their properties. Work is expected to last three weeks. Motorists are asked to avoid the area. For construction updates on this project visit <a href="">www.peoriacounty. ... Tue, 19 May 2015 15:36:14 +0100 Peoria County to Host Memorial Ceremony <p>Peoria County is hosting a Memorial Day Ceremony at the World Wars I &amp; II Veterans Memorial in the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza on Monday, May 25, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. The ceremony will include special recognition for Peoria County veterans who lost their lives in service to their country. Individuals who purchased a paver brick during the past year have been invited to attend the ceremony and the public is welcome. The ceremony is expected to last one hour.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 May 2015 10:23:37 +0100 American Mausoleum to Host Memorial Service <p>The American Mausoleum is hosting a Memorial Service in honor of the Memorial Day holiday on Saturday, May 23, at 10:30 a.m. Larry Evans, Vietnam and Iraqi War Veteran, will be the guest speaker during the service. The Honor Guard for American Legion Post 979 will conduct the Presentation of Colors, and a 21-gun salute will also be performed during the ceremony. The mausoleum is located at 7911 N. Allen Rd in Peoria and the public is invited to attend. ... Mon, 18 May 2015 13:16:22 +0100 New Election Commission Formed for Peoria County <p>The Peoria County Board of Election Commissioners held its first meeting on Friday, May 15, 2015. With the swearing in of five commissioners, a new election jurisdiction was formed, resulting from a county-wide referendum passed on November 4, 2014 to merge the Peoria County Clerk&rsquo;s elections with the City of Peoria's Board of Election Commissioners and create the Peoria County Board of Election Commissioners. ... Mon, 18 May 2015 11:19:38 +0100 West Nile Virus Season <p align="left"><strong>Peoria County</strong> &ndash; Recent rains have caused a rise in the number of nuisance mosquitoes, but they aren't the type that carries the disease-causing West Nile Virus (WNV). It is the warmer temperatures combined with left-over standing water that create the perfect conditions for breeding the Culex or common house mosquitoes that carry WNV. ... Mon, 18 May 2015 08:22:16 +0100 Peoria City/County Health Department Awarded National Accreditation Status <p>The Peoria City/County Health Department announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of the nation's Tribal, state, local, and territorial public health departments. ... Thu, 14 May 2015 10:27:26 +0100 Maple Ridge Road Closure <p><strong>Road work on:</strong> Maple Ridge Road in Timber Township</p> <p><strong>Where:</strong> Intersection of Harkers Corner Road and Maple Ridge Road</p> <p><strong>When:</strong> Wednesday, May 13</p> <p><strong>Time:</strong> 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ... Tue, 12 May 2015 14:30:42 +0100 Peoria County Highway Wins Award for Bridge <p>During last week's annual conference for the Illinois Chapter of the American Public Works Association (APWA), the Peoria County Highway Department received recognition for design and construction of the Thomas J. McFarland Memorial Bridge in the Transportation category for projects costing less than $5 million. The APWA Award also recognized Crawford, Murphy &amp; Tilly, Inc. for project design, and Stark Excavating, Inc. as the primary construction contractor. ... Tue, 12 May 2015 09:17:05 +0100