News Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:38:44 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2017, Peoria County Government Sat, 18 Nov 2017 06:38:44 +0100 Shop Local and Win This Holiday Season <p><em>Shop local this holiday season!</em> Our Grow Peoria County campaign, developed in conjunction with the City of Peoria, Peoria Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Peoria Economic Development Council, encourages residents to shop local over the Thanksgiving weekend and support their community.</p> <p>Shoppers who stop in to any business in Peoria County between November 24-26, 2017 can be entered to win a gift card package to local businesses. ... Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:56:16 +0100 Upcoming Opportunity for CLE for GAL's <p>On Wednesday, December 13, 2017 from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Basement Conference Room of&nbsp;the Commerce Bank Building, there will be a CLE that will cover the ins and outs of minor and adult guardianship, as well as the new child support rules and how to calculate income shares in different situations.&nbsp; <strong>This event is complimentary.</strong></p> <p>See <a href="">www.pili. ... Thu, 16 Nov 2017 11:25:57 +0100 Lancaster Road Bridge Open <p>The Peoria County Highway Department announces that the Lancaster Road Bridge, located 1 mile west of Cameron Lane, is now open to traffic. Motorists are asked to be aware of the 50 mph speed limit through the newly constructed portion of roadway.</p> <p>Tree planting will occur in the spring, which may require periodic lane closures. However, the road will remain open to traffic at all times during the tree planting. ... Tue, 14 Nov 2017 10:56:44 +0100 Take Part in GIS Day Open House <p>The public is invited to stop by the Peoria County Courthouse for our GIS Day Open House on Wednesday, November 15 from 12-4 pm in room G10.</p> <p>At the event you can learn more about GIS through map application demos, map posters, geography games and hands-on learning opportunities.</p> <p>In addition, Peoria County is proud to announce its newly launched GIS Open Data Portal at <a href="https://data-peoriacountygis.opendata.arcgis. ... Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:39:28 +0100 "Pets for Vets" November Promotion <p>Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS) and the Veterans Assistance Commission (VAC) are promoting &ldquo;Pets for Vets&rdquo; throughout the month of November. Veterans can adopt any animal from PCAPS at no charge throughout the month.</p> <p>PCAPS and the VAC believe their partnership in the Pets for Vets promotion can bring awareness to both veteran&rsquo;s issues and the pet overpopulation problem in our community. ... Fri, 03 Nov 2017 10:23:20 +0100 Notice of Vacancy - First Assistant Public Defender <p>The Peoria County Public Defender amounces an opening for the position of First Assistant&nbsp;Public Defender. The individual will serve as an assistant public defender and have some&nbsp;supervisory and administrative responsibilities and will participate as trial counsel. Applicants&nbsp;must be licensed to practice law in Illinois, have extensive trial experience, and have&nbsp;demonstrated a reputation for integrity and equal justice under the law. ... Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:40:35 +0100 Notice of Vacancy - Paralegal <p>The Peoria County Public Defender announces an opening for the position of Paralegal. This&nbsp;individual will provide high-level secretarial and administrative support to the Peoria County&nbsp;Public Defender and the First Assistant Public Defender. ... Wed, 01 Nov 2017 08:42:29 +0100 Sheriff's Office is Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers This Halloween <p>This Halloween, The Peoria County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office is cracking down on impaired drivers with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort and is giving a fair warning to holiday revelers: Keep the party off the road.</p> <p>&ldquo;On Halloween, we urge you to beware of impaired driving,&rdquo; said Sheriff Brian Asbell. ... Wed, 25 Oct 2017 10:45:50 +0100 ROE Participates in National Prescription Drug Take Back Day <p>The Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (SAP) is working with the Drug Enforcement Administration for the National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 10 am &ndash; 2 pm. Members of the SAP Coalition will be on-site at the Peoria County Sheriff&rsquo;s Office and the local police departments in Peoria, Peoria Heights, Bartonville, and Chillicothe to collect unused medications. ... Wed, 25 Oct 2017 09:33:20 +0100