News Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:46:22 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2017, Peoria County Government Thu, 27 Jul 2017 08:46:22 +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 Peoria County Public Defender Selected <p>The Tenth circuit judges are pleased to announce that attorney Nathan Bach has been selected as the Peoria County Public Defender.&nbsp; Nathan Bach has been practicing law in Peoria for the past ten years.&nbsp; Mr. Bach brings a wide range of legal experience to the office.&nbsp; He has worked as a Peoria County Assistant State's Attorney, a Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable James E. Shadid, and in private practice. ... Thu, 20 Jul 2017 08:12:43 +0100 Revitalization Plan for West Laramie Neighborhood <p>Peoria County Department of Planning &amp; Zoning has facilitated the creation of a neighborhood revitalization plan for the West Laramie neighborhood in unincorporated Peoria County. The planning area consists of unincorporated Peoria County that is south of Harmon Highway at Madison Park Shopping Center, west of Laramie Street, north of Interstate 474, and east of Kickapoo Creek. ... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:43:10 +0100 Peoria County Chairman Accepting Applications for Sheriff <p>Peoria County Board Chairman Andrew A. Rand invites interested individuals to apply for the position of Peoria County Sheriff. The appointed individual will serve through November 30, 2018.</p> <p>The vacancy was created after the retirement of Michael D. McCoy on June 29, 2017. Per statute, the Chairman, with the consent of the County Board, has 60 days to fill the vacant position. The resignation was accepted at the Peoria County Board meeting on July 13, 2017. ... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 14:09:24 +0100 Todd School Road Culvert Replacement <p style="text-align: left;" align="center">Weather permitting, Todd School Road will be closed to traffic on Monday, July 17 from 7:30 am-3:00 pm to replace a cross-road culvert. Specifically, it will be closed from South Trivoli Road to Martin Weber Road.</p> <p>The Peoria County Highway Department requests motorists avoid the area. For more information, call the Highway Department at 697-6400.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:17:05 +0100 High School Equivalency Exam Offered <p>Peoria County Regional Superintendent, Beth Derry, is excited to offer the HiSET, a high school equivalency exam for adults in Peoria County interested in an alternative to a high school diploma. The HiSet is a paper and pencil test that meets the requirements for a GED. The HiSET is being offered on Saturday, August 12, 2017 at the Knoxville Center for Success at 2628 N. Knoxville Avenue, Peoria, IL 61603. ... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 12:59:07 +0100 2017 Emergency Expo <p>Join Peoria County Government for the annual <strong>Emergency Expo on Wednesday, July 12 at The Shoppes at Grand Prairie from 4-7 p.m.</strong> Meet a firefighter and try on gear. Watch a medical helicopter land. Investigate a Coast Guard boat. Check out what happens in an ambulance. Walk through a tactical response truck. ... Wed, 05 Jul 2017 08:34:58 +0100 Road Closures Due to Crossing Repairs <p>The following roads will be closed for railroad crossing repairs:</p> <p>Elmore Road will be closed at the railroad crossing 1/4 mile north of Laura Road from Monday, July 3 through Wednesday, July 5.</p> <p>Brimfield Road will be closed at the railroad crossing 1/4 mile north of Laura Road from Wednesday, July 5 through Friday, July 7. ... Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:47:41 +0100