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Posted on: February 20, 2019

Notre Dame HS Principal Death

Tuesday, February 19, 2019- The Peoria County Coroner’s office and the Peoria Police Department were called to 3303 N. Avalon Place for an adult male who was found deceased.

The male, 61-year-old Randy L. Simmons, was pronounced deceased at 3:31p...

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

Double Motor Vehicle Fatality

At approximately 4:12 am this morning, Peoria Police responded to the area of Sheridan and Eleanor regarding an accident with injuries.  Upon arrival, officers located a single vehicle accident involving three occupants. 

The unrestrained...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

Thrush Street Homicide

On Wednesday evening, February 6th, 2019, at approximately 8:16pm, the Peoria Police Department responded to a welfare check of the resident who lives at 907 W. Thrush Street, Peoria. 

Inside, they discovered the deceased body of 30-year-...

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

Hurlbut Street Homicide

On Monday, February 4th, at approximately 2:44 pm, Peoria Police responded to a report of a man down inside of an apartment at 818 West Hurlburt St. Upon arrival, officers located the unresponsive male inside the apartment. The male was pronounced decease...

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Posted on: February 1, 2019

Second Cold Exposure Death

On Friday, February 1, 2019, the Peoria County Coroner's Office was called to OSF Saint Francis Medical Center for an elderly female who had been pronounced deceased after being found unresponsive inside the attached garage of her home.

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Double Homicide (Victims Identified) - Update

Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at approximately 12:42 am, Peoria Police responded to the area of the 200 block of East Virginia regarding a Shot Spotter alert of 4 rounds fired. Upon arrival, officers located two victims with gunshot wounds. One victim was fo...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Peoria County Names Becky Spencer PCAPS Director

Peoria County – Peoria County Administrator Scott Sorrel is pleased to announce the internal appointment of Becky Spencer as the new Director of Peoria County Animal Protection Services (PCAPS).

Spencer was appointed interim director in January 2...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

Exciting Change to High School Equivalency Law

The Peoria Regional Office of Education is excited to announce a streamlined process to earn a high school equivalency (GED) for individuals that did not earn their high school diploma. 

With a change in state law, individuals can come in the Peor...

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Posted on: February 13, 2019

Statement Regarding Proposed Hog Facility

Peoria County administration has received numerous communications from residents, organizations and local officials regarding the siting of a hog finishing confinement facility near the Village of Princeville. Many have called for Peoria County officials ...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Multiple Peoria County Offices Closed Wednesday

Multiple Peoria County offices will be closed Wednesday, January 30, 2019, due to the forecasted extreme cold. This includes the Peoria County Courthouse, Veteran’s Assistance Commission, Election Commission, Highway Department Office, Animal Pr...

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

Two County Recycling Drop-Off Sites Closing

Peoria County – The recycling drop-off sites at Northpoint Shopping Center on Knoxville Avenue and at Sterling Bazaar on Sterling Avenue have been closed as of today, January 18.

“With the expansion of the City of Peoria’s recycling program, it is becoming...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

MEG Release

Multi-County Narcotics Enforcement Group (PMEG) announced that on 1/17/19 at approximately 0630 hours, the PMEG Unit, along with the CIERT (Central Illinois Emergency Response Team) conducted a search warrant at an apartment located on W. Covington Ct. in...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Make a Game Plan for Super Bowl Sunday

The Peoria County Sheriff’s Office announced today it will conduct special patrols this Super Bowl weekend to keep impaired drivers off the roads and encourage motorists to wear their seatbelts. The messages are familiar and simple: Drive Sober ...

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