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					Oct - Nov 2008                                                                                                Citizen Engagement

                                                                                                                  Artworks Program

                                                                                                               Career Opportunities

                                                                                                           Civic Leadership Program

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 Can’t Wait to Vote?
 If you’re eager to vote or despise waiting in line, visit an early voting site today and                         Internship Program

 cast your ballot before Election Day. Residents living in Peoria County, outside the                                Speakers Bureau
 City of Peoria, may vote at one of three locations daily through October 30.
                                                                                                                  Volunteer Program
 Residents living within city limits also have several early voting locations from
 which to choose. For a complete list of voting times and locations, please visit
                                                                                                             Programs & Services
 PeoriaVotes and select the appropriate link under “Where to Vote.” Early voters
 must present a photo ID.                                                                                  Bel-Wood Nursing Home

 Being Green Is FUN!                                                                                                    County Store

 This fall, Peoria County is offering a free community education seminar through                   First Time Homebuyers Program
 Illinois Central College’s FUNshop series. Learn “What It Means to Be Green” on
                                                                                                  Government Assistance Program
 Thursday, November 6 at ICC’s North Campus on University Street. From 6:00 -               For business owners and entrepreneurs
 8:00p.m., Peoria County recycling staff will discuss composting, hard to dispose of
 items, and energy-saving home improvements. Wear green to this seminar and                                    Legal Self-help Center

 receive a free recycled product! Register online or by calling 999-4545.                        NACo Prescription Discount Card

 Children’s Waiting Room Now Available                                                                                     Peoria GIS
 The Children’s Waiting Room at the Peoria County Courthouse opened earlier
 this month. The waiting room operates as a drop-off center by accepting children                                Upcoming Events
 ages 2-12 while their parent/guardian is attending a court hearing or conducting
                                                                                                                          Early Voting
 other court business. Rogy’s Learning Center operates the waiting room with
 experienced staff trained in early childhood development. The waiting room is                          What It Means To Be Green
 equipped with child-friendly furniture, activity centers, books, and games. Lots of
 sunlight and bright décor make the room especially cheery for its young visitors.                                     To subscribe
 The Illinois Bar Foundation’s Young Lawyers Division provided a $5000 grant to             If you would like to receive Peoria County
 furnish and equip the room. With the exception of the noon hour, the waiting                    e-Newsletters in the future, please
                                                                                                  subscribe now. No subject or body
 room is open during regular courthouse hours and is free of charge.
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 Emergency Preparedness Begins at Home
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 During National Preparedness Month in September, the Peoria City/County
 Health Department (PCCHD), and agencies across the country, joined the National               Only those who have subscribed will
                                                                                              receive Peoria County’s e-Newsletter in
 Preparedness Month Coalition. By participating in this nationwide effort,                      the future. If you have subscribed
 the PCCHD encouraged individuals, families, and the community to prepare for                      previously, you may unsubscribe
 emergencies. This year’s campaign emphasized taking the following important                                             at any time.
 steps: having an emergency supply kit, developing a family emergency plan, being                          Peoria County Government
 informed of different emergencies and appropriate responses, and getting involved                        324 Main St., Peoria, IL 61602
                                                                                                                  Phone: 309.672.6056
 in your community's preparedness efforts.                                                                      www.peoriacounty.org

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