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									Dec 2008 - Jan 2009                                                                                         Citizen Engagement

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 Give Blood. Give Life.
 Winter weather can play havoc with blood donations. While blood supplies are                                   Internship Program

 typically lower during the cold months, the need for blood remains the same.                                      Speakers Bureau
 Therefore we urge you to consider donating next month when Peoria County
                                                                                                                Volunteer Program
 hosts its annual winter blood drive with the American Red Cross at the County
 Courthouse on January 30 between 8:00a.m. - 2:30p.m. Please visit
 www.givebloodgivelife.org for an appointment or call (309) 672-6947.                                      Programs & Services

 Peoria County Urges Blagojevich to Resign                                                               Bel-Wood Nursing Home

 Peoria County joins many local units of government across the State of Illinois in                                   County Store
 asking Governor Blagojevich for his resignation. The governor’s alleged criminal
                                                                                                 First Time Homebuyers Program
 actions have forced a hardship on all public offices throughout the state. Elected
 officials at the local level must now struggle to overcome the tarnished image                 Government Assistance Program
                                                                                          For business owners and entrepreneurs
 bestowed upon Illinois governance. Last week, County Board Chairman Thomas
 O’Neill III sent a letter to the Governor on behalf of the County of Peoria                                 Legal Self-help Center
 requesting Blagojevich step down effective immediately.
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 Medical Reserve Corps Seeks Volunteers                                                                           To unsubscribe
 The Peoria City/County Health Department (PCCHD) has established a Medical
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