Christian County Coroner Amy Calvert Winans has been elected president of the Illinois Coroner Association and Medical Examiners Association. Winans was elected in November by members of the association, of which nearly all coroners in the state's counties belong. The association sets guidelines for Illinois coroners, coordinates training and is involved in legislation that affect coroners. New coroners are required to take a 40-hour course after being elected. After that, they are required to attend continuing education classes every year afterward. Coroner Winans will be meeting the several newly elected coroners in state of Illinois in February for the 40 hour training session.