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					November 2009                                                                                                       Citizen Engagement

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                                                                                                                     Career Opportunities

                                                                                                                 Civic Leadership Program

                                                                                                                              Facility Tours
 H1N1 Clinics
 The Peoria City/County Health Department will hold H1N1 vaccination clinics in                                             Public Meetings
 the coming weeks. Clinics will be held based on vaccine availability and are currently
                                                                                                                           Speakers Bureau
 restricted to: pregnant women, household contacts and caregivers of infants
 younger than 6 months of age, healthcare and emergency medical services person-                                        Volunteer Program
 nel, all persons ages 6 mos. - 24 years, and persons ages 24 - 65 years who have
 health conditions associated with higher risk of medical complications from
 influenza. Any individual under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or                                  Programs & Services
 legal guardian. This week’s clinic schedule is as follows:
                Tues, Nov. 17    4:00 pm – 7:00 pm      Richwoods High School, Peoria                            Bel-Wood Nursing Home
                Wed, Nov. 18     4:00 pm – 7:00 pm      Peoria Heights Elementary School
                Thurs, Nov. 19   4:00 pm – 7:00 pm      Brimfield High School                                                 County Store
                Fri, Nov. 20     9:00 am – 12:00 noon   Anshiah Emeth Hebrew Day School, Peoria

 Additional clinics will be announced as they are scheduled. For more information                        First Time Homebuyers Program
 visit the Health Department’s website.
                                                                                                        Government Assistance Program
                                                                                                  For business owners and entrepreneurs
 The Road We Travel
 Infrastructure is a foundation of our society. We travel for work, school, shopping,                                Legal Self-help Center
 entertainment, vacation. We rely on roads to get us safely from point A to point
 B. But why a slower speed? Why a new bridge? Why another stop light? Find out                         NACo Prescription Discount Card
 how these and other relevant decisions are made by attending a FREE public
 workshop on Thursday, December 3, from 6:00pm - 8:00pm at Illinois Central                                                      Peoria GIS
 College’s North Campus, 5407 N. University Street in Peoria.

 Peoria County Engineer Tom McFarland will outline jurisdictional responsibilities,                                    Upcoming Events
 intergovernmental efforts for improvement projects, and funding for infrastructure.
 He will describe how roadways get from concept to completion and the                                     Fall Adult Community Programs
 mechanics of maintaining those roadways. Join us as we explain this complex
 organism that is the highway system. To register for this free Adult Community
 Program, please call Illinois Central College at 999-4545. Online registration is                                           To subscribe
 also available at ICC’s website, select "special interests” from the list of current             If you would like to receive Peoria County
 programs.
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 Peoria County’s Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) Ad-hoc Committee has been
 working diligently to help minority-owned businesses in the community by search-
 ing for ways to build MBE capacity, increase MBE participation with Peoria                                               To unsubscribe
 County, and raise awareness of opportunities and resources available to minority,
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 women, and disadvantaged business owners. Representatives from Peoria County,
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 private business, minority advocacy groups, the trade unions, the faith-based com-
 munity, Bradley University, and others have developed a strategic plan to help                       the future. If you have subscribed
 keep the MBE Committee focused on its mission to create an environment that                             previously, you may unsubscribe
 stimulates greater participation from all parts of the community with particular                                              at any time.
 emphasis on new and minority owned businesses. This fall, the committee created
 three sub-committees, each charged with achieving one of the committee’s three                                  Peoria County Government
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 important goals: capacity building, increased participation, and outreach. Please
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 visit the County’s website for meeting dates and times.                                                              www.peoriacounty.org