Peoria City/County Health Department Awarded National Accreditation Status

The Peoria City/County Health Department announced May 14, 2015 that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The national accreditation program works to improve the health of the public by advancing the quality and performance of the nation’s Tribal, state, local, and territorial public health departments. Peoria City/County Health Department …

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PPCCEO is offering Community Action Scholarships

Eligible applicants must live in Peoria County.  Scholarships are meant to assist in obtaining formal or occupational training at an accredited higher education institution in Illinois. Applicants must meet income guidelines and have demonstrated positive community/school involvement.  Students applying for a scholarship who have completed one year of college or training must have at least …

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Peoria Sheriff’s Office Craig’s List Safe Location

Peoria County Sheriff Michael D. McCoy agrees with the Peoria Police Department that police stations may prove a safer location for the public to conduct Craigslist sales and exchanges. Therefore, persons wishing to utilize the parking lot or lobby of the Peoria County Sheriff’s Office for such transactions may do so at 301 N. Maxwell …

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The Riverfront Museum Education Garden officially opens April 29th

The Riverfront Museum Education  Garden was built with an environmental grant from Illinois American Water Company and will include native plants, vegetables and herbs, and an example of a bioswale – a channel filled with gravel or vegetation that filters silt and pollution from rainwater runoff. “Education is a key piece to solving today’s environmental …

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“Richard Pryor – More than just a Comedian” sculpture unveiling by the African American Hall of Fame

The Community Word extends its congratulations to the African American Hall of Fame and the many people who have worked tirelessly and made financial contributions to honor Richard Pryor in his home town. Event Date & Time: May 3, 3 p.m. (free access to Riverfront Museum’s The Street Gallery, 12-5 p.m.) Location:  New Warehouse District, …

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“Remembering Richard: Pryor on the Giant Screen” Film Fest at Riverfront Museum – Apr 30 & May 1

Event:  “Remembering Richard: Pryor on the Giant Screen” film festival Date & Time: Apr. 30, 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. & May 1, 6 p.m. & 9 p.m. Location:  Giant Screen Theater · Peoria Riverfront Museum · 222 S.W. Washington St. · Peoria, Ill. Tickets (per movie): adult $7, senior or student (with ID) $6 (all films rated R) …

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The Peoria Clean Energy Forum

Discussions on how Peoria can meet its energy needs without compromising its future.  This public is encouraged to attend this free forum that is sponsored by the Central Illinois Health Community Alliance. Monday, November 24, 2014 7-8:30pm @ the Marty Theater, Bradly University Student Center, 915 N Elmwood Ave, Peoria Speakers Include: State Senator David …

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League of Women Voters- Food & Wine Tasting

Join the League of Women Voters Greater Peoria for a fundraiser to support the League’s Education Fund When:  Wednesday Nov. 5th from 6-8 pm Location:  Fresh Market–Westlake Shopping Center $25/person or 2/$40  (fully tax deductible) Your entry fee includes a $5 coupon / person & a gift certificate drawing Call for reservation: Carol 685-7217  Terri …

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No Ebola in Central Illinois: Central Illinois Health Departments Prepare

Peoria, Tazewell, Woodford, and Marshall County Health Departments are working to protect residents during the current Ebola situation in the United States. While there have been no confirmed cases of Ebola in Central Illinois and none in the State of Illinois, plans are in place to address public health and safety. As part of the …

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New Hispanic Programming comes to WAZU 90.7 FM

Voz Latina” Saturdays at 10am Premier Launch and Celebration: Saturday October 18th 9:30 AM Location:Ortiz Panaderia Bakery, 1400 NE Monroe, Peoria, Illinois Open to the Public Be Advised, New programming is coming to Pacifica Radio Affiliate Station WAZU 90.7FM Community Radio. A half hour English as a second language Program Designed to Teach and engage …

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