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11:39 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Listen: IVC Chorale Sings at County Board Meeting

The Illinois Valley Central Chorale opened last night’s Peoria County Board meeting with various vocal piece selections.  The group of 12 junior and senior high school students were directed by Angie Dorough during the first ‘on the road’ Peoria County Board meeting this year.  Click below to listen to two live recordings from last night’s meeting:

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Government
11:32 pm
Thu February 12, 2015

Peoria County approves Jason Hauer for Recorder of Deeds

The Peoria County Board hit the road for last night’s monthly meeting. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the group met in Chillicothe:
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Government
2:00 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Peoria County studying road costs, quality amid low revenue

Local governments are losing the fight to properly fund road projects. That’s one message from this year’s State of Peoria County address. Administrator Lori Curtis Luther says the County is delaying road projects because there’s not enough money from motor-fuel-tax revenue to cover costs. Luther says a consultant is reviewing the funding and quality of roads in the County:

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Government
1:53 pm
Wed February 11, 2015

Heddington Oaks secures LEED Gold certification

Peoria County’s nursing home, Heddington Oaks, now has LEED Gold Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Leanne Skuse is with River City Construction that built Heddington Oaks.  She says the certification is an international standard that says the building is both environmentally and energy efficient:

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Government
5:30 am
Mon February 2, 2015

Peoria County animal services sees gains in 2014

Peoria County Animal Protection Services is placed more cat and dogs last year compared to 2013. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports:

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Government
6:26 pm
Mon January 26, 2015

Options given for Heddington Oaks’ future

 

Peoria County is exploring the future of its public nursing facility. Peoria Public Radio’s Alex Rusciano reports the move comes as the current administrator of Heddington Oaks leaves this spring:

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Government
6:14 pm
Wed January 21, 2015

Applications sought for filling County Recorder of Deeds term

Peoria County Board chairman Andrew Rand is seeking applicants to fill the remaining term for the Recorder of Deeds following a retirement. Candidates must be a Peoria County resident, never convicted of a felony and a Republican. The term runs through 2016. Applications are available on the County’s website and must be turned in by January 30th.  A link to the applications can be found by clicking here.

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Government
9:06 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Peoria County board going on the road

The Peoria County Board will hold five monthly meetings outside the courthouse building this year. Board chairman Andrew Rand says he got the idea from the Peoria City Council going on the road last year during city hall renovations:

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Government
5:30 am
Fri January 2, 2015

Peoria City, County consider road agreement changes

Peoria City and County are looking to make it easier to repair and transfer roads between both municipalities.

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Government
5:53 am
Wed December 31, 2014

Future of county rural transit service unknown

The rural transportation service in Peoria County lost half of its ridership last year with new census data. John Hamman is with the Peoria County that matches state funding for the service. He says CityLink is now transporting people in areas like Chillicothe and Bartonville, now considered part of the urban area. But Hamann says the County relied on agreements with area agencies to help secure the grant funding for the service:

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