News Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:56:32 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2014, Peoria County Government Fri, 31 Oct 2014 16:56:32 +0100 Sustainability for the Entire Community <p>Peoria County's Recycling Educator will present "Sustainability for the Entire Community," a free public workshop from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 20 in Hickory Hall at ICC's North Campus. This workshop is offered through ICC's Adult Community Programs and is intended for anyone who wants to learn about revitalization and sustainability. ... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:29:25 +0100 HALLOWEEN SAFETY <p>Check out these tips from the Peoria City/County Health Department to help make Halloween festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters.</p> <p><span><strong>S</strong></span>words, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.</p> <p><span><strong>A</strong></span>void trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 16:09:05 +0100 Heddington Oaks to Host Veterans Day Open House <p>To honor all who served, a <em><strong>Veterans Day Open House</strong></em> will be hosted by Heddington Oaks on Tuesday, November 11, 2014, from 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Veterans of all ages are encouraged to attend. County Board Chairman Thomas H. O'Neill III will offer welcoming remarks at 2:30 p.m., followed by a presentation of colors by the Sheriff's Honor Guard and singing of the National Anthem by students at St. Mark's School. ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:05:27 +0100 Keep Your Pets Safe on Halloween! <div> <table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td align="left" valign="top"> <p>&nbsp;</p> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table> </div> <p>MAKE THIS HOLIDAY A SAFE ONE FOR YOU AND YOUR PETS!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <ol> <li>Be sure to have a &ldquo;safe room&rdquo; for your pet -- ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:01:21 +0100 November - Fee Waived Adoptions for Senior Pets! <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Fee Waived Adoptions for Senior Pets at PCAPS!</strong></p> <p>In recognition of national Adopt-a-Senior-Pet Month, Peoria County Animal Protection Services will waive adoption fees for all pets over 8 years of age placed during this month. PCAPS urges anyone looking for a new furry friend to consider the more mature animal - there are lots of great benefits that come from adopting an older animal. ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 08:55:24 +0100 Blessing of the Animals <p>In celebration of National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week, November 2-8, 2014, the Peoria Humane Society encourages pet lovers to recognize the homeless dogs and cats in our community with a Blessing of the Animals on Saturday, November 1 at 10:00 am in the Education Center at PAWS, 2600 NE Perry. The Reverend James Clement of St. Paul&rsquo;s Episcopal Church will offer a special blessing for the shelter animals followed by one for community pets. ... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 10:21:07 +0100 County and City to Hold Joint Press Conference <p>The Peoria County Recorder of Deeds Office and the City of Peoria Treasurer's Office will be holding a joint press conference to announce a beneficial change regarding collection of the Real Property Tax Transfer Fee. The press conference will be at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, October 28 in the Recorder of Deeds Office, Room G-04 of the Peoria County Courthouse. Recorder of Deeds Nancy Horton and City Treasurer Patrick Nichting will be joined by County Treasurer Edward T. ... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:53:49 +0100 Glasford Road Closure <p>Weather permitting, the following road will be <strong><span style="text-decoration: underline;">CLOSED</span></strong>:</p> <table border="0" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0"> <tbody> <tr> <td valign="top" width="175"> <p><strong>Road work on:</strong></p> </td> <td valign="top" ... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:41:44 +0100 Free Public Workshop <p>The Tenth Judicial Circuit Family Violence Coordinating Council and the Regional Offices of Education in Peoria and Tazewell counties are hosting a free public workshop tomorrow, October 24, at the Clock Tower Place in East Peoria from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. The workshop is titled "Facebook, Texting, Spyware, Oh My: the use of Technology to Bully and Stalk."</p> <p>Michelle Garcia, guest speaker and Director of the Stalking and Resource Center in Washington, D. ... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 11:27:06 +0100 Reminder to Register During Grace Period <p>Peoria County Clerk Steve Sonnemaker would like to remind residents who live outside the City of Peoria that if they want to vote in the November 4 General Election and have not yet registered or changed their address, they must do so at the County Clerk's Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. They will then vote at the time they register.</p> <p>Registering voters must:</p> <p>1. Be a U.S. Citizen</p> <p>2. ... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:02:34 +0100