training en 2014 Steamboat Classic focuses on training groups <div>The annual Steamboat Classic race is in its 41st year. But the tradition is also celebrating its 21st year for training programs that help people get ready before hitting the course. Race director Philip Lockwood says the training programs Building Steam and Access Steam are locally often identified as the first signs of spring:</div><p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 22:05:07 +0000 Alex Rusciano 20161 at 2014 Steamboat Classic focuses on training groups Talking with an Illinois storm chaser <p>Tornado season starts in March. On average, 35 tornados touch down in Illinois each year. &nbsp; Jeffrey Frame is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois. &nbsp;He says that makes Illinois one of the better places for chasing storms. &nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 23:21:09 +0000 Lindsey Moon 19833 at Talking with an Illinois storm chaser RMERT reviews emergency equipment <div>Hospitals in the 18-county area are making sure they are equipped to deal with large scale disasters. The Regional Medical Emergency Response Team are meeting just outside Peoria to train personnel how to use emergency medical equipment and make sure it works properly. The team is made up of representatives from 25 area hospitals.</div><div> Wed, 11 Sep 2013 18:26:37 +0000 Denise Molina 11775 at RMERT reviews emergency equipment New law certifies IL skilled workers to teach students <p></p><div>Long-time employees of local businesses, like Pekin’s Excel Foundry, can be certified to teach on a part-time basis. The state certification is for part-time teaching and is limited to a specific skill as part of a school district’s curriculum. Governor Pat Quinn yesterday signed the bill that in-part creates the special teacher certification law.&nbsp;</div><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 23:45:02 +0000 Tanya Koonce 7746 at New law certifies IL skilled workers to teach students Simulation training for OSF resident physicians <p></p><div>Resident physicians at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center are using simulation training to learn how to put neck and chest catheters into a patient. &nbsp;The simulation walks-through how to prepare the patient, use the tools and insert the catheter. Jessica Short is a clinical research coordinator with OSF. &nbsp;She says the training allows resident physicians to learn at their own pace:</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><p></p> Thu, 21 Feb 2013 01:13:03 +0000 Alex Rusciano 1297 at