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Peoria Co. preparing for new computer system

August 22, 2013

PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — Peoria County officials are getting ready to roll out a $7 million upgrade to the county’s criminal justice computer system.

The (Peoria) Journal-Star reports (http://bit.ly/152wBuU ) the Web-based software is in the final stages of testing and is set to go live in November.

County officials hope it will streamline courthouse operations, while making it easier for the public to access information.

The computer program is called Odyssey. Once it’s working, it will link the county clerk’s office, courts, probation officers, the district attorney, the jail and the sheriff’s office.

The software replaces a computer system that was developed in the 1980s.

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Information from: Journal Star, http://pjstar.com

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