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					August 2009                                                                                               Citizen Engagement

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A Better Understanding of Property Assessment
Peoria County’s Supervisor of Assessments Office is offering two free public work-                                Public Meetings
shops on the property assessment process. Sometimes when property owners                                         Speakers Bureau
open their tax bill in the spring, they are unhappy with the amount and want to
appeal their assessment. The time to appeal assessments is now, however; not                                  Volunteer Program
when the tax bill arrives. Property owners in Peoria County have 30 days from
the day they receive their assessment notice to appeal, but many homeowners are                          Programs & Services
unaware of the assessment and appeals process. Therefore, property owners are
encouraged to attend a free workshop on September 1 or September 3 to learn                            Bel-Wood Nursing Home
the tax cycle process, how property is assessed, and when to file a complaint.
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Both workshops are 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. in Room 402 of the Peoria County Court-
house, 324 Main St., Peoria. Please call 672-6910 to register.                                 First Time Homebuyers Program

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Become a Green Consumer                                                                 For business owners and entrepreneurs
Do you recycle? Do you buy recycled products? Too often, the environmental
benefits of recycling are lessened by consumers’ failure to purchase recycled                              Legal Self-help Center

products. While it is helpful to recycle aluminum and plastic, we are not reaching           NACo Prescription Discount Card
our potential as conscientious consumers if we do not also purchase products
made from recycled aluminum and plastic. In other words, we are not green                                              Peoria GIS
consumers. On September 24, Peoria County’s recycling staff will explain how to
complete the triangle of reducing, recycling, and reusing by becoming a green                                Upcoming Events
consumer. The class will be held at ICC’s North Campus from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Register online (select “special interests”) or by calling 999-4545. Wear green to                                 Fall FUNshops
this Earth-friendly class and receive a free recycled product.

Another free opportunity the Peoria County Recycling Department offers                                             To subscribe
citizens is the chance to learn more about recycling (including which products can be   If you would like to receive Peoria County
recycled) and recycling programs in our community by attending a Recycling Leadership        e-Newsletters in the future, please
Class on August 19 from 6:00 - 7:30 p.m. This class will be held at the Recycling             subscribe now. No subject or body
Department, 3116 Dries Lane, Peoria. Space is limited; to register, call 681-2551.              text is required when subscribing.


Voluntary Virus Vaccination                                                                                     To unsubscribe
Summer is not flu season, yet the H1N1 virus continues to cause illness, hospitali-
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zations, and deaths in the United States this summer. Therefore, it is especially         receive Peoria County’s e-Newsletter in
important to prepare for the morbidity winter may bring. The CDC’s Advisory                 the future. If you have subscribed
Committee on Immunization Practices is preparing for a novel voluntary H1N1                    previously, you may unsubscribe
vaccination effort to help curb a potentially severe flu season. The Peoria City/                                    at any time.
County Health Department and local community partners are planning how to
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make this voluntary vaccination available to individuals based on priority. For more                  324 Main St., Peoria, IL 61602
information on flu vaccinations, please visit www.pcchd.org. And continue to wash                             Phone: 309.672.6056
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your hands, cover your cough, and stay home when ill.