Learn with Peoria County  - Adult Community Programs

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Don't Be a Victim!

Location: ICC Peoria Campus
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February 22, 2024 at 1:00 pm

As the Peoria County Sheriff's Victims Services Coordinator, Aimee Shinall will provide important information to help keep you and your family safe. She will explain how you can protect yourself against identity theft and how to avoid falling victim to common scams; how to recognize, avoid, and escape abusive behaviors; how to protect yourself and your property from residential burglary; and more. These are just a few of the items covered during this great workshop intended for anyone who does not want to become a victim.


The Wisdom of Preparedness

Location: ICC Peoria Campus
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February 26, 2024 at 12:00 pm

Are you aware of the hazards in your neighborhood, community, or Peoria County? Do you have an emergency preparedness kit and plan? If your answer to these questions is no, then join us for a discussion on how we can prepare as individuals and families in making our community more resilient to disaster. Learn about how first responders and community partners collaborate in identifying threats to the community and preparing to respond and recover from them.


Peoria County Farm Bureau Solar Informational Meeting

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February 28, 2024 at 10:00 am (concluding with lunch)

The Peoria County Farm Bureau invites you to this informational session which includes 20–30-minute presentations and a conclusion with a panel of three Peoria County rural residents to talk about their experiences with a solar panel installation. 

Ashlee Stabler, an Attorney with Whitney & Potts in Elmwood, will be the first speaker. She will talk about the legal contracts between landowners and solar companies and current Illinois laws.

The second presentation will be given by Andrew Braun, the Assistant Director for the Peoria Department of Planning and Zoning, and Taylor Armbruster, a Planner for the Peoria County Department of Planning and Zoning. Both Andrew and Taylor will cover the Peoria County ordinances on solar and the new battery storage ordinance. 

The third speaker scheduled is Marina Minic, the Solar Sales Coordinator for the non-profit Citizens Utility Board (CUB). Marina will be traveling from the CUB headquarters in Chicago to give the presentation. She will cover the overall process of landowners getting their own solar array and the variety of options available. She will also uncover ways to identify or flag a scam or bad actors in the solar industry. 

To wrap up the meeting, a panel of three local residents who have installed solar panels on their property will cover their experiences with the sales and installation process, incentives received (both tax and Ameren), the payback on their Ameren Utility bill, and community solar subscriptions.

Note: this meeting is free for Bureau Members while non-members are $15.


Situational Awareness: A Life Safety Skill

Location: ICC Peoria Campus
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March 6, 2024 at 6:00 pm

In a world full of distractions, being situationally aware and attuned to our environment is not always at the forefront of our minds. Join Sheriff Watkins as he talks through the importance of Situational Awareness as it applies to home, public places, suspicious activity, the behaviors of those around us, and making the safest decisions when facing a threat or issue of concern.


The Wisdom of Preparedness

Location: ICC Peoria Campus
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March 21, 2024 at 3:00 pm

Are you aware of the hazards in your neighborhood, community, or Peoria County? Do you have an emergency preparedness kit and plan? If your answer to these questions is no, then join us for discussion on how we can prepare as individuals and families in making our community more resilient to disaster. Learn about how first responders and community partners collaborate in identifying threats to the community and preparing to respond and recover from them.


What to Do If You Are a Victim of a Crime

Location: ICC Peoria Campus
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April 18, 2024 at 6:00 pm

In this presentation, Victims Service Coordinator Aimee Shinall will explain different services that are available for victims in Peoria County. Aimee will go over the process of law enforcement when they are investigating a crime as well as the judicial system process. Registrants of this course will learn the different types of order of protections and receive contacts to reach out to if ever in need of victim services. Aimee is also the Elderly Service Officer for Peoria County Sheriff’s Office and will go over the different types of services she can assist with if there is an elderly person in distress.


The Wisdom of Preparedness

Location: ICC Peoria Campus
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April 22, 2024 at 12:00 pm

Are you aware of the hazards in your neighborhood, community, or Peoria County? Do you have an emergency preparedness kit and plan? If your answer to these questions is no, then join us for discussion on how we can prepare as individuals and families in making our community more resilient to disaster. Learn about how first responders and community partners collaborate in identifying threats to the community and preparing to respond and recover from them.


The Wisdom of Preparedness

Location: ICC Peoria Campus
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May 16, 2024 at 12:00 pm

Are you aware of the hazards in your neighborhood, community, or Peoria County? Do you have an emergency preparedness kit and plan? If your answer to these questions is no, then join us for discussion on how we can prepare as individuals and families in making our community more resilient to disaster. Learn about how first responders and community partners collaborate in identifying threats to the community and preparing to respond and recover from them.


Finding Property Information in Peoria County

Location: ICC Peoria Campus
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June 10, 2024 at 6:00 pm

Did you know that you can easily find out property information, subdivision plants, and various maps all through Peoria County’s Front Desk application? Front Desk, which underwent a significant upgrade recently, is available through the County government’s website and is free of charge. This workshop will guide users through looking up property characteristics, tax assessments, and residential sales. Interactive maps are also available through the Front Desk map application, including aerial photos, subdivision plats, streets, and topographic maps. Peoria County's GIS manager will demonstrate how to navigate the map application in this hands-on workshop. This program takes place in a computer lab, but participants may also bring their own device if they prefer.


The Wisdom of Preparedness

Location: ICC Peoria Campus
Register here

June 24, 2024 at 3:00 pm

Are you aware of the hazards in your neighborhood, community, or Peoria County? Do you have an emergency preparedness kit and plan? If your answer to these questions is no, then join us for discussion on how we can prepare as individuals and families in making our community more resilient to disaster. Learn about how first responders and community partners collaborate in identifying threats to the community and preparing to respond and recover from them.


Don't Be a Victim!

Location: ICC Peoria Campus
Register here

June 27, 2024 at 6:00 pm

As the Peoria County Sheriff's Victims Services Coordinator, Aimee Shinall will provide important information to help keep you and your family safe. She will explain how you can protect yourself against identity theft and how to avoid falling victim to common scams; how to recognize, avoid, and escape abusive behaviors; how to protect yourself and your property from residential burglary; and more. These are just a few of the items covered during this great workshop intended for anyone who does not want to become a victim.


The Wisdom of Preparedness

Location: ICC Peoria Campus
Register here

July 18, 2024 at 3:00 pm

Are you aware of the hazards in your neighborhood, community, or Peoria County? Do you have an emergency preparedness kit and plan? If your answer to these questions is no, then join us for a discussion on how we can prepare as individuals and families in making our community more resilient to disaster. Learn about how first responders and community partners collaborate in identifying threats to the community and preparing to respond and recover from them.