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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Frye Street Homicide

On Wednesday, June 12th, 2019, at 4:04pm, the Peoria Police Department, Peoria Fire Department, and Advanced Medical Transport were called to 711 E. Frye on a male who had been shot in the driveway. 

On arrival, the 16-year-old male victim was dis...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Motorcycle Fatality

Peoria, IL -- On June 8th, 2019, at approximately 11:56 a.m., local police and EMS responded to a motorcycle accident at County Highway Route 6 at 270 East Road, Mineral Township, in Bureau County. 

Reports state that there was a group of friends ...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Peoria County Board Member Death

On Tuesday, June 11, 2019, the Peoria County Coroner's Office was called to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center's Emergency Department on the death of a 58-year-old male.

The male, Dr. Gregory Adamson, a member of the Peoria County Board since December 2016, ...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Drowning Death

On Friday, June 7, 2019, at 5:09 pm, the Peoria Police Department was called to Seven Oaks Apartment Complex, 4010 N. Brandywine Dr., Peoria, on a missing five-year-old boy.

A short time after police arrived, an officer from the Peoria Police Department di...

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Posted on: June 10, 2019

Peoria County Motor Vehicle Death

On Saturday, June 8th, 2019, at 11:28am, the Peoria County Sheriff’s office, Logon-Trivoli Fire Department, and OSF Life Flight Helicopter were called to the 21,000 block of West Farmington Road near the intersection of Stone School Road for a t...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Recent Drug Overdose Deaths

Monday, May 28, 2019, at approximately 0820am, Peoria Heights Police Department responded to the 3000 block of N. Farber on a male who had been found deceased in the back of a van.  The van was not his; it belonged to the resident of the home. &a...

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Posted on: June 21, 2019

Blue Ridge Road Closure

Peoria County – On Tuesday, June 25, the Peoria County Highway Department will be closing Blue Ridge Road between County Line Road and Streitmatter Road near Chillicothe, IL. This closure is necessary for crossroad culvert replacement and is exp...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Peoria County Offices Closing Early on Thursday

In addition to the Peoria County Courthouse, the Peoria County Election Commission, Veterans Assistance Commission, Peoria County Highway Department Office, Peoria County Animal Protection Services, and Peoria City/County Health Department will close earl...

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Posted on: June 18, 2019

Peoria County Courthouse Closing Early on Thursday

The Peoria County Courthouse will close at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2019 to allow staff to attend a memorial service at the Peoria Riverfront Museum in honor of Peoria County Clerk Steve Sonnemaker, Peoria County State’s Attorney Jerry Br...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Peoria County State's Attorney's Office Closed June 19, 2019

WHEREAS, the Peoria County State's Attorney's Office will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2019, in memory of State's Attorney Gerald (Jerry) W. Brady, Jr., and to allow personnel in said office to attend services.

The Courthouse will remain open on June l...

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Posted on: June 17, 2019

Peoria County Board Chairman Accepting Applications for Positions

Peoria County Board Chairman Andrew A. Rand invites interested individuals to apply for the vacant positions of Peoria County Board Member-District 6, Peoria County Board Member-District 11, Peoria County State’s Attorney, and Peoria County Cler...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Passing of Peoria County Clerk Steve Sonnemaker

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Peoria County Clerk Steve Sonnemaker passed away this evening, Friday, June 14, 2019, according to the Peoria County Coroner.

Sonnemaker began his 38-year career with Peoria County as a County Board Member from 1980-1984. Sonnemaker then continued to serve...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Care and Treatment Board Awards Funding To Local Agencies

The Peoria County Board for the Care and Treatment of Persons with a Developmental Disability (Care and Treatment Board) is pleased to announce a record $950,150 award to five local agencies for the 2019-2020 service year.

Grant funding for the July 1, 201...

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Posted on: June 14, 2019

Passing of Peoria County State's Attorney Jerry Brady

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Peoria County Board Chairman Andrew A. Rand, the Peoria County Board, our elected officials, and our appointed officials are saddened by the passing of State’s Attorney Jerry Brady.

Out of respect to the family, no other comment will be given at this time....

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

County-Wide Voter Registration Mailing

Peoria County -- The Peoria County Election Commission will be mailing new Voter Registration Cards to voters on Monday, June 17, 2019.

This mailing is required under the National Voter Registration Act and helps to maintain accurate and up-to-date voter r...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Changes at the Peoria County Board of Election Commissioners

The chief judge of the Tenth Judicial Circuit is the appointing authority for the five commissioners serving on the Peoria County Board of Election Commissioners (PCBEC), which was formed in 2015, as a result of a county wide referendum in which voters ap...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Passing of Board Member Dr. Greg Adamson

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Peoria County – Dr. Gregory Adamson, Peoria County Board Member for District 11, passed away at 2:08 a.m. on June 11, 2019, according to the Peoria County Coroner.

Dr. Adamson was elected in 2016 and sworn into office on December 5, 2016. He serv...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Peoria County Treasurer Hosting ICASH Event During Real Estate Tax Collection

Peoria County Treasurer Nicole Bjerke is hosting a representative from the State of Illinois ICASH program on June 3, 2019 and June 4, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. This event coincides with the first installment due date of real estate property taxes...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

Peoria County Real Estate Taxes Due June 4

Peoria County Treasurer Nicole Bjerke would like to remind Peoria County taxpayers that the first installment of real estate taxes is due on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. Taxes are payable at most county banks with payment coupon, by mail, by credit card and ele...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Courthouse - Jefferson St Entrance Closure

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The Jefferson Street entrance will be completely closed to entrance and exit traffic starting June 17 for drainage and site improvements. The Jefferson Street entrance will be completely closed to entrance and exit traffic. The Main Street entrance will b...

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Posted on: May 28, 2019

Summer Reading Kickoff Event

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The Peoria Regional Office of Education is proud to partner with Align Peoria to sponsor a launch day for their summer reading program, Slide Into Summer. The launch day will be on June 1, 2019, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm on the campus of the Lakev...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Traffic Signals Activated at Cedar Hills Drive and Old Galena Road

Traffic signals at the intersection of Cedar Hills Drive and Old Galena Road will be activated on Friday, May 3, 2019. Motorists should use caution in the intersection.

Additionally, final seeding at the intersection and sign installation work will occur i...

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Posted on: April 9, 2019

Learn with Peoria County: Adult Community Programs at Illinois Central College

Peoria County – Peoria County is pleased to offer Learn with Peoria County educational presentations as part of Illinois Central College’s Adult Community Programs.

These free programs are open to adults ages 18 and older and a...

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Posted on: June 13, 2019

Fourth of July Crackdown on Impaired Drivers

The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office announced plans for July Fourth traffic enforcement with a focus on impaired and unbuckled drivers. The safety campaign will run from June 17 through July 8 to encompass three summer weekends leading up to and ...

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Posted on: May 29, 2019

2019 Summer Camp Arrests

Multi-County Narcotics Enforcement Group (PMEG) announced the results of their drug enforcement activities at this year's 2019 Summer Camp Festival in Chillicothe, IL. PMEG has had a presence at the festival for the past several years in an effort to curt...

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