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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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Government
6:43 pm
Mon December 15, 2014

Peoria County projects $2M in early retirement savings

Nearly 40 Peoria County employees are retiring early at the end of the year. The program is set to save the county more than $2 million. County Administrator Lori Curtis Luther says the county will still need to backfill some of the positions:

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Government
8:47 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Peoria County looks to acquire land for Hanna City Trail

Peoria County is looking to start negotiations with Union Pacific Railroad to secure a recreational trail.  Peoria Public Radio's Alex Rusciano reports:

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Government
8:10 pm
Mon December 1, 2014

Rand elected Peoria County Board chairman

The Peoria County Board elected a new chairman Monday night.  

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Government
7:12 pm
Sun November 23, 2014

Peoria County Recorder of Deeds plans to step down

Books of documents lining the Peoria County Recorder of Deeds Office. (Tanya Koonce Peoria Public Radio)

The Peoria County Recorder of Deeds says she’s retiring next month. Nancy Horton says half of her staff is also leaving.

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Government
9:49 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Peoria County approves 2015 budget

The Peoria County Board signed-off on the 2015 budget last night. The spending plan includes service fee hikes and an early retirement program to fill a $3.5 million spending gap. County Administrator Lori Curtis Luther says the budget aims for long term fixes:

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