Administration News Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:48:14 +0100 FeedCreator 1.7.2 en-us Copyright 2014, Peoria County Government Thu, 17 Apr 2014 00:48:14 +0100 Heddington Oaks Receives 100 points <p>Heddington Oaks recently received a score of 100 points on its routine sanitary health inspection performed by the Peoria City/County Health Department in February. This is the second consecutive 100 point inspection that Heddington Oaks has received since the facility opened last September; a 100% compliance rate considering only two sanitary health inspections have been conducted to date at the nursing home. ... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:01:07 +0100 Sheriff McCoy to Help Secure Pledges <p>Peoria County Sheriff Michael D. McCoy will be joining Hilltop Communications - Bradley public relations students who are partnering with the Sheriff's Office to raise awareness of the cell phone law - at Northwoods Mall between 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. today outside Rogers &amp; Hollands Jewelers, located on the upper level of the mall next to the food court. The Sheriff and students will be securing pledges from shoppers who agree not to use their cell phone while driving. ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 18:14:23 +0100 Friends of Education Celebration <p>On Sunday, May 4, honor this year's teacher retirees with a recognition event at Wildlife Prairie Park, 3826 N. Taylor Road in Hanna City. The community recognition event will take place from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. with a recognition ceremony at 2:00 p.m.</p> <p>The event is a joint effort of the Peoria County Regional Office of Education, Regional Superintendent Beth Crider Derry, and the Peoria Area Retired Teachers Association, President Dave Barnwell. ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 15:23:58 +0100 Hop into Heddington Oaks for an Easter Egg Hunt <p>Heddington Oaks is hosting its first Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19. The Easter Egg Hunt begins at 11:00 a.m. at Heddington Oaks, 2223 W. Heading Ave in West Peoria. The event allows nursing home residents to continue an experience they had always enjoyed while living on their own: sharing the Easter holiday with children. For more information on Heddington Oaks' Easter Egg Hunt, please call 636-3600</p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 14:03:45 +0100 Arts in Education Spring Celebration <p>Beginning April 14, the 29th Annual Arts in Education Spring Celebration will be held in the Peoria County Courthouse Plaza from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. every weekday through May 23, 2014. Peoria County's Regional Office of Education and Mary Rous, Project Director, coordinate the annual event.</p> <p>When Spring Celebration began in 1986, 1,000 students from 12 Peoria County schools were showcased in one single week. ... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:47:23 +0100 Emergency Preparedness Forum <p>The Central Illinois Public Information Officers (CIPIO) are hosting an Emergency Preparedness Forum on Thursday, May 1 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. at the Stoney Creek Inn in East Peoria. This forum is a national "Day of Action" event in conjunction with FEMA's PrepareAthon and is intended to encourage residents of the five-county region of Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, Marshall, and Stark Counties to become better prepared for disaster. ... Tue, 08 Apr 2014 19:28:45 +0100 Kickapoo Creek Road <p>Beginning Monday, April 14, the intersection of Kickapoo Creek Road and Pottstown Road will be closed to all traffic for the construction of a new bridge crossing the Kickapoo Creek. Local traffic only will be allowed to reach residences during construction. Construction is expected to last through November.</p> <p>For weekly construction updates on this project visit <a href="">www. ... Mon, 07 Apr 2014 18:52:33 +0100 State Street is Open <p>State Street near Mossville is now open. For more information, call the Highway Department at 697-6400.</p> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 20:59:21 +0100 Emergency Preparedness Public Bus Tour <p>Peoria County is celebrating National County Government Month this April and this year's theme is "Ready and Resilient Counties: Prepare. Respond. Thrive." In conjunction with the theme, Peoria County is offering residents a free public bus tour on Thursday, April 24 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ... Fri, 04 Apr 2014 13:40:34 +0100 Economics 101 for the Small Business Entrepreneur <p>The Peoria County Board's Minority Business Ad-hoc Committee and PNC Bank are presenting "Economics 101 for the Small Business Entrepreneur" as part of Money Smart Week on Monday, April 7. Local small business owners are encouraged to attend the free workshop held at the Peoria Next Innovation Center, 801 W. Main Street in Peoria from 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. ... Thu, 03 Apr 2014 19:43:52 +0100