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Emergency Assistance Qualifications

Assistance is issued to a qualifying applicant by voucher, once in a twelve month period.Applicants must be living in Peoria Township.Each applicant must fill out an application at the Township Relief Office.Applicants must provide the required verifications before they are determined to be eligible.Failure to provide such verification could leave applicant ineligible or delay determination.Household NET MONTHLY EARNINGS CANNOT EXCEED $2,500.Generally, an applicant cannot be receiving any general assistance or public aid.

Township Assistance Emergency Programs

The Township provides funds for help with the following expenses:

  • CILCO—-APPOINTMENTS ONLY, Call, Tuesday & Thursday first week of the month.Hours:8:30 – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. Effective 8/1/07, until further notice.
  • Burial
  • Eye glasses and exams
  • Dental expenses – fillings or extractions
  • Prescription drugs & authorized refills

First come, first service basis during hours:
1st week of the month: Monday, Wednesday & Friday – 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
2nd, 3rd & 4th weeks: Monday thru Thursday 1:00 – 3:30 p.m. and all Fridays 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. & 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.

These programs go on all year around.

General Assistance

The Township Relief Office continues to provide general assistance which includes a cash grant and medical card for those determined non-employable.Applications can be picked up during office hours.

  • Medical
  • Grants
  • Bus passes for CityLink are available for participating agencies

Note: All programs are subject to change according to availability of funds.

Expense Reports

Monthly reports contain the expense budget report for the general assistance fund, general fund and the retirement fund.

 March 2014 – Township Combined Expense Budgets

Employee Compensation

Employee Compensation Spreadsheet

Joe Whalen, Township Supervisor
Phone: (309)674-8237
Fax: (309)674-8347

Office Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Application Hours:
8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Contact the Township Supervisor

Comments or questions are welcome.

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