Midwest News

Chicago’s Metra Rail to Miss 2018 Rail Safety Technology Deadline

The Metra commuter railroad will miss a 2018 deadline for installing safety technology on all of its Chicago-area routes, but said it still expects to meet its obligations under a federal law requiring the expensive and complex updates. Metra is …

Missouri Governor: 96% of St. Louis Area Flood Debris Removed

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says the vast majority of debris that resulted from flooding in the St. Louis area has been cleared. Nixon said Feb. 3 that 96 percent of identified flood debris has been removed from the St. Louis …

Chicago Area Roofer Fined $115K for Multiple Safety Violations

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited a Norridge, Ill., roofing contractor after inspectors saw employees working on residential roofing projects without fall protection at two Chicago area job sites within a month. The agency issued three repeated, one willful and …

Illinois-Based The Insurance House Adds Edwards

The Insurance House, located in Marion, Ill., has hired Meagan Edwards as a customer service representative. Edwards has been a licensed insurance agent for nearly 10 years. Founded in 1936, The Insurance House handles a variety of insurance products including home, …

Michigan Adjusts Insured Claim Caps for P/C Guaranty Association

The Michigan Department of Insurance and Financial Services has adjusted the insured’s net worth limit and covered claim cap for determining the status of a claim against the state’s Property and Casualty Guaranty Association. Director Patrick McFarland has set the insured’s net …

Fire Destroys, Damages Large Part of Minnesota Town’s Main Street

A fast-burning fire destroyed or damaged at least a half-dozen commercial buildings in a small southern Minnesota community before firefighters brought it under control on Feb. 3, city officials said. Stubborn winds from a storm that created blizzard-like conditions in …

Mizzi Appointed Sr. VP, Commercial Field Operations at CNA

Chicago-based insurer CNA appointed John Mizzi to senior vice president, Commercial Field Operations, effective Feb. 16, 2016. Mizzi will be responsible for integrating and accelerating CNA’s Commercial underwriting strategies, deepening CNA’s market presence and shaping a portfolio of profitable business. He …

Lawmakers Seek Ways to Improve Amish Safety on Wisconsin Roads

Amish safety on Wisconsin roads needs to be addressed in the wake of recent fatal buggy crashes, according to a state lawmaker. Republican State Rep. Bob Kulp of Stratford hopes the Amish communities in Wisconsin would be open to a …

FBI Joins Investigation into Lead Contamination of Flint Water System

The FBI is working with a multi-agency team investigating the lead contamination of Flint’s drinking water, alongside Environmental Protection Agency investigators who can tackle criminal violations of federal environmental law, officials said. Several local, state and federal officials have resigned …

Hylant Promotes Pridgeon to President, CFO

Ohio-based insurance brokerage, Hylant, has promoted Bill Pridgeon to president and chief financial officer. Pridgeon will be responsible for the overall management and direction of the operational and financial functions of the firm, which includes 14 offices and all related …

Midwest News Archives by Month