News Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:42:52 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2017, Peoria County Government Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:42:52 +0100 This Labor Day, the Peoria County Sheriff's Office Reminds Motorists to Drive Sober or Get ... <p>The end of summer is traditionally marked by the Labor Day holiday, often celebrated through picnics, pool parties and other gatherings. Sadly, the Labor Day holiday also can be one of the deadliest because of motor vehicle crashes related to drunk and drug-impaired drivers.</p> <p><br />Once again, the Peoria County Sheriff's Office is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation to stop drunk and drug-impaired drivers and help save lives. ... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 09:04:10 +0100 Donald L. Saltsman Honorary Parkway Unveiling <p style="text-align: left;" align="center"><span>Join Peoria County Board Member Thomas O'Neill and Firefighters' Local 50 for the unveiling of the <strong>Donald L. Saltsman Honorary Parkway on Wednesday, August 16 at 9 a.m. on Airport Road near Limestone Community High School</strong>. Airport Road, from Dirksen Parkway to Pfeiffer Road, will carry the designation in honor of former Illinois State Representative Donald Saltsman. ... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 08:50:34 +0100 Mapleton Intersection Culvert Replacement <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">The Peoria County Highway Department announces that culvert replacement work at the intersection of Main and Walnut in the Village of Mapleton will begin on Monday, August 14, 2017. The intersection will be closed during construction, and a detour route will be posted. Work is expected to be completed within 4 weeks. ... Wed, 09 Aug 2017 09:02:08 +0100 County and City Offer Free Educational Series <p>Take part in the County and City of Peoria's Citizens Leadership Academy! The 2017 program will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from September 12-October 12 from 6-8 pm.</p> <p>Through a series of educational sessions, participants become more involved in local government by meeting and interacting with County of Peoria and City of Peoria elected officials and staff. ... Tue, 08 Aug 2017 15:55:03 +0100 Appointment of Judges and Court Administration Personnel to Committees <p>Paul P. Gilfillan, Chief Circuit Judge of the Tenth Circuit, would like to announce the Supreme Court&rsquo;s appointment of the following local judges and court administration personnel to the committees listed below:</p> <p>Lisa Y. Wilson will serve on the Board of Trustees of the Illinois Judicial College. ... Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:04:11 +0100 Construction to Begin on New War Memorial <p>The Peoria County Veteran&rsquo;s Memorial Committee is pleased to announce that construction will soon begin for the final Veteran&rsquo;s Memorial. The memorial will be constructed on the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza. The 40 ton granite memorial is scheduled to be delivered in late August. ... Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:02:13 +0100 Sheriff Appointment <p>Peoria County Board Chairman Andrew Rand has concluded candidate interviews for the vacant position of Peoria County Sheriff.&nbsp; Chairman Rand, along with the selection committee made up of Republican County Board members Stephen Morris and Jim Fennel is pleased to announce that Interim Sheriff Brian Asbell has been selected for formal appointment.&nbsp; This appointment will be brought to the full County Board for confirmation on August 10, 2017. ... Mon, 07 Aug 2017 11:00:41 +0100 Safety Day for Peoria County School Districts <p>The Peoria County Regional Office of Education announces that they are hosting the 2nd annual Peoria County Safety Day on August 7, 2017.&nbsp; The meeting of Peoria County school districts will be at Hollis Grade School with breakfast starting at 8:30 am and the meeting lasting until 10:30 am. Peoria Public Schools will not be in attendance as they partner with the Peoria Police Department. ... Thu, 03 Aug 2017 13:47:02 +0100 Taylor Road Bridge Work <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">The Peoria County Highway Department announces bridge repair work will begin on Taylor Road on Tuesday, August 11.&nbsp;</p> <p>The bridge repair is located under the bridge on Taylor Road that crosses Kickapoo Creek, located 1/4 mile south of IL Route 8.&nbsp;Work is tentatively scheduled to be completed by September 1. ... Fri, 28 Jul 2017 08:53:03 +0100 Back to School Giveaway Through Live and Shop Peoria County <p><span>It's giveaway time! Many local business partners have donated merchandise and gift cards for our Back to School giveaway. To enter, simply head over to&nbsp;<a href="" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank"></a>, click on the Back to School Giveaway graphic and fill out the form. ... Tue, 25 Jul 2017 13:35:34 +0100