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Posted on: May 22, 2020

DRAFT Guidance for Restaurants and Bars

With the Governor’s recent announcement that bars and restaurants will be able to have temporary outdoor accommodations in the next phase of reopening, Peoria County has provided the below DRAFT documents for guidance for these businesses in uni...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Chief Judge announces June 2020 Circuit-Wide Operational Plan for Tenth Circuit Courts

1. On May 20, 2020, the Illinois Supreme Court modified Order M.R. 30370, which states in part, "effective June 1, 2020, each circuit may return to hearing court matters, whether in person or remotely, according to a schedule to be adopted for each c...

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Posted on: May 22, 2020

Portion of Maher Road Closing May 26

Map showing portion of Maher Road between Martin Road and Brimfield Jubilee Road near Brimfield. Thi

Peoria County – On Tuesday, May 26, 2020, the Peoria County Highway Department will be closing a portion of Maher Road between Martin Road and Brimfield Jubilee Road near Brimfield.

The road closure will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday the 26th and...

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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Hanna City Glasford Road Closure

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On Monday, May 18, 2020, the Peoria County Highway Department will close a one-mile stretch of Hanna City Glasford Road for a crossroad culvert replacement. The road will be closed between Smithville Road and Riekena Road. A map is also attached. Road wor...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Betty Duncan to be Appointed to Peoria County Board

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Betty Duncan is to be appointed Peoria County Board Member for District 3 at the May 14, 2020, Peoria County Board Meeting.

Ms. Duncan worked for Caterpillar for 35 years, before retiring in 2001 as a Customer Support Analyst, where she provided technical ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Restore HOI Post Press Conference Release

City of Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, Peoria County Board Chairman Andrew A. Rand, and Peoria City/County Health Department Administrator Monica Hendrickson presented an overview of their proposed Restore Heart of Illinois Reopening Plan (Restore HOI) at a virt...

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Posted on: May 13, 2020

Virtual Press Conference - Proposal and Slides

City of Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis, Peoria County Board Chairman Andrew A. Rand, and Peoria City/County Health Department Administrator Monica Hendrickson will give an overview of their proposed Heart of Illinois Sub-Region Reopening Plan at a virtual press c...

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Posted on: May 1, 2020

Governor Signs Extended Stay-at-Home Order

Governor Pritzker has issued Executive Order 2020-32, which extends the Stay at Home Order through the end of May. The modified order goes into effect on Friday, May 1, 2020, and continues through the end of May.

Starting May 1, residents are required to w...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Peoria County Clerk Proposes Marriage/Civil Union License Fee Waiver

Peoria County Clerk Rachael Parker is asking the Peoria County Board to approve her proposal to waive the fee charged for a Marriage/Civil Union license for those who need to reapply due to canceling or postponing their wedding due to COVID-19 social dist...

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Posted on: April 30, 2020

Real Estate Taxes Mailed May 1 With Special Payment Option Due to COVID-19

Peoria County Treasurer Nicole Bjerke announces approximately 83,000 tax bills will be mailed May 1, 2020, with the first installment due by June 9, 2020. Treasurer Bjerke asked the Peoria County Board to approve a special ordinance earlier this month adj...

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Posted on: April 27, 2020

10th Judicial Circuit Administrative Order

Chief Judge Gilfillan entered Administrative Order 2020-10 today to extend 10th Judicial Circuit restrictions through the end of May.

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Posted on: April 7, 2020

Peoria County Treasurer Seeks to Adjust Installment Payments Due to COVID-19

Peoria County Treasurer Nicole Bjerke is asking the Peoria County Board to adjust the amount due for the first installment of real estate taxes in response to the hardships created from COVID-19. Her recommendation, that taxpayers may choose to split thei...

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Posted on: March 26, 2020

10th Circuit Suspends All Jury Trials Through April 2020

In this Circuit’s continuing effort to combat the Covid-19 virus, the 10th Circuit announces today that all jury trials, civil and criminal, are suspended through April 2020. See Administrative Order 2020 – 08. This applies to Peoria, ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Chief Judge Further Restricts Public Access to Peoria Courthouse

In furtherance of the authority mentioned in immediate past Administrative Orders and Press Release from the undersigned concerning COVID-19 and for the reasons mentioned therein, along with the today’s pronouncement by Governor Pritzker, said p...

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Posted on: March 20, 2020

Peoria County Board Holding Special Board Meeting By Teleconference

Peoria County Board Chairman Andrew A. Rand has called a special meeting of the Peoria County Board for Sunday, March 22, 2020 at 1 p.m. As the Centers for Disease Control recommends gatherings be limited to 10 people or less, board members will call into...

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Posted on: March 17, 2020

Peoria County to Issue Disaster Declaration on Wednesday, March 18

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, Peoria County Board Chairman Andrew A. Rand will issue a Disaster Declaration for Peoria County. The declaration is a mechanism being put in place to reimburse Peoria County for costs incurred from the planning, preparation, ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2020

Homestead Exemptions and Recertification

Effective immediately, the Supervisor of Assessments Office in Peoria County will not require individuals already receiving specified homestead exemptions to renew their applications for 2020.  The office will automatically install these exemptio...

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Portion of Smithville Road Closing for Bridge Construction

Smithville road will be closed between Stone School road and S Trivoli Rd starting March 16, 2020

Peoria County – Beginning Monday, March 16, 2020, a section of Smithville Road (CH D52) between Trivoli Road (CH R25) and Stone School Road (CH R18) will be closed to all traffic for construction of a new bridge that crosses a branch of the Copp...

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