April is National County Government Month! This annual recognition month is sponsored by the National Association of Counties. Peoria County is celebrating by offering opportunities throughout the month for citizens to learn more about county government.
Sheriff’s Office/Jail Tour: Monday, April 2 at 6:00 pm
Peoria County Sheriff’s Office, 301 N Maxwell Rd
REGISTRATION REQUIRED – call (309) 697-7858
Take a tour of the Peoria County Jail and have your questions answered by Sheriff Brian Asbell.
Peoria County Animal Protection Services Tweet-Along: April 3 at 8:30 am
Follow us on Twitter @peoriacounty
We’ll be riding along with a PCAPS animal control officer. Follow along as we answer calls.
Crime Victims’ Rights Week: April 8-14
Peoria County Courthouse, 324 Main St
The State’s Attorney’s Office has information, cake and popcorn for the public on various days at the Courthouse entrance to raise awareness during this week. Days TBD.
Work Zone Safety Awareness Week: April 9-13
Follow us on Facebook @peoriacountygov
April often ushers in the beginning of construction season. We’ll be posting on the importance of being alert in construction zones and highlighting our Highway Department.
UnityPoint-Health Wellmobile at Health Department: April 10 from 9:00 am-12:00 pm
Peoria City/County Health Department, 2116 N Sheridan Rd
Have your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood glucose checked at this free health screening. Please fast for 12 hours.
Peoria County Board Meeting: Thursday, April 12 at 6:00 p.m.
Peoria County Courthouse, 324 Main St, Room 403
See your elected policy-makers in action. One of the proclamations will be for National County Government Month. Can’t make it to the meeting? Watch it via Facebook Live @peoriacountygov.
Food Safety and Excellence Award Ceremony: Monday, April 16 at 5:30 pm
Peoria City/County Health Department, Room 125, 2116 N Sheridan Rd
This award is given to establishments that demonstrate a commitment to food safety.
Coroner’s Office/Morgue Tour: April 17 - THIS TOUR IS FULL
Peoria County Coroner’s Office, 506 E Seneca Pl
Speak with Peoria County Coroner Jamie Harwood and tour the morgue. RSVP REQUIRED-SEATING IS LIMITED.
Peoria County Sheriff’s Office Tweet-Along: April 18 at 8:30 am
Follow us on Twitter @PCSO1
We’ll be riding along with a Sheriff’s Office deputy. Follow along as we patrol the county.
Hands Around the Courthouse: Friday, April 20 at 12:00 pm
Peoria County Courthouse Plaza, 324 Main St
There are more than 900 pending child abuse and neglect cases in Peoria County. Come together with CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) to raise awareness by joining hands and wearing the color blue.
Peoria County Board Committees: April 23-24
Peoria County Courthouse, 324 Main St, Room 402
Before a policy is taken up at the County Board Meeting, discussions first take place in committee meetings. These public meetings are held back-to back in the afternoons of April 23 and 24. Find times and agendas at www.peoriacounty.org.
Additional Employee Activities
In addition to the public events above, Peoria County has an employee luncheon and benefits fair scheduled for Friday, April 27. We will also be offering giveaways throughout the month.