Dear Membership,

Thank you to everyone who attended our last training event with Bill King.  We are excited for the upcoming live burn training with Fire Tech which is being sponsored by First OnSite Property Restoration.  This a free full-day training event with lunch provided.  This event will include some classroom education and live property and auto burns. I am also excited to announce that we have confirmed with John E. Reid and Associates, the 2-hour virtual training on Telephone Interviewing Techniques with a focus on how to assess the credibility of the information that the subject is providing to the investigator. This training will be paid for by the Illinois IASIU Chapter and membership will be required to attend this training.

I also have a couple board updates.  Attorney Pete Schoonmaker and NICB Special Agent Rich Law retired and their positions on the board have been filled by Attorney Eric Mock and NICB Supervisory Agent Mark Sakalares.  We are excited to have them both on the board and know they are going to bring a lot of new ideas to the chapter.


Brian A. Bilderback
IL IASIU President

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