The terms of the Board members will be adjusted so that there will be four ending each year. The department will look at how repeal and replacement of the ACA will affect people is this area and how state funding or lack of funding of Public Aid will affect recipients in Peoria County.
--- Elliott Murray (meeting date: 2/13/17)
Spotlight: Publicly owned water company makes sense
By Cynthia Hsieh
Peoria Journal Star Letter to the Edior
Mar 18, 2017
For the past several years, Illinois-American Water Co. has added ammonia to chlorine, forming chloramines, as our water disinfectant.
On Illinois-American’s website, it states that water with chloramines is safe to drink, though it is not to be used in fish tanks or for dialysis patients. If chloramines kill fish, would people ingest it knowingly, even at very low levels?
Without getting into which is more mutagenic, unlike chlorine, chloramines are significantly harder to remove by the consumer. Chloramines in water cannot be removed by boiling, aerating or reverse osmosis alone, but rather need sufficient contact time with a high-quality granular activated carbon filter. Some may choose to neutralize chloramines with Vitamin C tablets for bathing or citrus fruits for drinking water.
The Peoria Election Commission held their monthly board meeting on Tuesday afternoon at the Election Commission offices. They started by approving the payment of various bills and the changes to several polling places. All county polling places are now set, except for the one at Lake Camelot which has an issue with accessibility because of a bridge being out. That change will take place after the bridge repair is finished. Single polling places were merged in order to save on the cost of elections. One polling place was changed because of a poor cell phone signal required for same day registration.
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Greater Peoria League of Women Voters March 15, 2017 event,
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