It’s been months since construction on Peoria County’s new nursing home finished, and residents are still waiting to move-in. The state Department of Public Health still needs to approve health-life-safety inspections on the $45 million Heddington Oaks facility.  At issue is where residents should go if the nursing home needs to evacuate during an emergency.  The state has said residents should move near Heading Avenue if temporary evacuation is needed.  Assistant Peoria County Administrator Scott Sorrel says the County proposed a different plan:

Peoria County Board to consider new hires

Jun 3, 2013

The Peoria County Board will consider hiring two new employees for its planning and zoning department despite its ongoing hiring freeze. Two county committees recently approved adding another general building inspector to its payrolls as well as clerical support for that inspector.