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					February - March 2008                                                                                           Citizen Engagement

                                                                                                                    Artworks Program

                                                                                                                 Career Opportunities

                                                                                                             Civic Leadership Program

                                                                                                                        ICC FUNshops
 Accepting Applications for Public Safety Grants
                                                                                                                    Internship Program
 Do you belong to a neighborhood group, non-profit, or other organization that has
 developed programs or concepts that help prevent and/or reduce crime in Peoria County?          National County Government Week
 If so and lack of funding is holding your organization back from expanding those programs
 or implementing your concepts, please consider applying for a Public Safety/Crime                                     Speakers Bureau
 Prevention Grant from Peoria County. Grant money can be used for specific projects,                                Volunteer Program
 equipment, supplies, or activities that will help make our community a safer place to
 live. Peoria County’s 2008 budget includes approximately $30,000 to be allocated to
                                                                                                               Programs & Services
 select organizations for their crime prevention/reduction initiatives. Grant applications
 are available online or can be requested by calling County Administration, 672-6056.
                                                                                                             Bel-Wood Nursing Home

 National County Government Week Celebration                                                                              County Store

 National County Government Week is April 6 - 12 and this year’s theme is Protecting                         Crime Prevention Grants
 Our Children. Peoria County celebrates this annual public awareness campaign by
 offering citizens more opportunities to learn about county government structure,                    First Time Homebuyers Program
 services and programs. On April 7 at Lakeview Library, recycling staff will educate                Government Assistance Program
 families on the 3 big R’s: Reducing, Reusing and Recycling. This free program is for all     For business owners and entrepreneurs
 ages; children and adults alike will learn about preserving the environment through fun,
 interactive activities from 6:00 - 7:00pm. For more information on the week’s events,             NACo Prescription Discount Card
 visit www.peoriacounty.org.
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 Renew Energy, Preserve the Environment
                                                                                                            Good Government Award
 On April 5-6, the Peoria County 4-H & Extension Foundation and Three Sisters Park
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 are hosting the first Central Illinois Renewable Energy Expo. This event is an opportunity
 for local residents to explore renewable energy products, services, and options, and
 learn how to save money on heating, electricity, and fuel costs. Peoria County’s                                        To subscribe
 Recycling Department and the other organizations that will be exhibiting and presenting      If you would like to receive Peoria County
 at this event share a commitment to energy efficiency, renewable energy, and earth                e-Newsletters in the future, please
 friendly technology. Admission is $5.00. Visit www.ciree.net for more information.                 subscribe now. No subject or body
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 What comes to mind when you think of the word quarantine? Scenes from the
 movie "Outbreak"? Government employees in space gear? Military forces restricting               Only those who have subscribed will
 people to their homes? Some wonder if this is our future should pandemic influenza             receive Peoria County’s e-Newsletter in
 strike. Not very likely. Indeed, public health officials have planned more realistic ways        the future. If you have subscribed
 to keep the community safe. Rather than an escalating situation like those often                    previously, you may unsubscribe
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 portrayed in Hollywood, public health officials expect restrictive measures to be
 voluntary. As for spacesuits, you’re only likely to see them on astronauts. Learn more                      Peoria County Government
                                                                                                            324 Main St., Peoria, IL 61602
 about the influenza terms your public health officials might use during a pandemic
                                                                                                                    Phone: 309.672.6056
 by visiting www.peoriacounty.org/pcchd/flu.                                                                      www.peoriacounty.org