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Dalenta Joins Grange Insurance as EVP, Chief Financial Officer

Columbus, Ohio-based Grange Insurance has added Terri Dalenta as executive vice president, chief financial officer. Dalenta will lead Grange’s financial management, enterprise risk management and investments, as well as maintain the company’s financial strength. She has more 25 years in …

Chicago Jury Awards $22.7M to Widow for Work Zone Crash that Killed Spouse

The widow of a motorist who was killed when a speeding truck slammed into his car while he was stopped in an Illinois construction zone has been awarded $22.7 million. Theresa Swenson sued Missouri-based Hussmann Corp. for the May 2012 …

Illinois Volunteer Firefighter Accused of Starting Fires with Cigarettes

A 20-year-old northern Illinois volunteer firefighter accused of starting five fires allegedly tossed lit cigarettes to spark at least two of the blazes, according to court documents. Kenneth Grabow of Orangeville was scheduled to appear in court on April 28 …

$1M Settlement Reached with Building Owners in Fatal Illinois Apartment Fire

Relatives of six people who perished five years ago in an apartment building fire in suburban Chicago have reached a $1 million legal settlement. Surviving family members sued the building owners, claiming they did not supply smoke detectors, fire escapes …

Lockton Benefit Group Adds Leopold as Chief Medical Officer

Lockton Benefit Group, based in Kanas City, Mo., has added Dr. Ronald S. Leopold to its national Lockton Health Risk Solutions practice. As leader of the practice, Dr. Leopold will combine his clinical knowledge with Lockton’s proprietary InfoLock data intelligence platform to improve …

Michigan Regulators Recover Over $1.7M for Consumers in March

The Department of Insurance and Financial Services (DIFS) Office of Consumer Services assisted 8,353 consumers across the state and helped recover more than $1.7 million. “We strive to create and maintain active relationships with both consumers and licensees in the …

Motorists Insurance Group Reports Strong Results for 2015

The Motorists Insurance Group, based in Columbus, Ohio, announced it recorded a strong performance in 2015, which included underwriting profits across all lines, $729 million in direct written premium, and a combined ratio of 98.8 percent. The group released its …

Brooks Joining Kemper as Senior VP, Chief Information Officer

Chicago-based Kemper Corp. announced that effective May 2, Charles T. Brooks will join the company as senior vice president and chief information officer Brooks will be based in Chicago and will report directly to Joseph P. Lacher, Jr., Kemper’s president …

Kansas Tornado Damages 10 Homes, Destroys Trailer

The National Weather Service is surveying damage from a northern Kansas tornado that left two people with minor injuries, damaged about 10 homes and destroyed a trailer. National Weather Service meteorologist Brian Barjenbruch says the tornado hit at night on …

Ohio Court Seeks Heirs in $2M Asbestos Claim Payout

A northeast Ohio court is trying to track down for heirs to hundreds of rubber workers who died or became very ill because of exposure to asbestos as it looks to pay out about $2 million in legal claims. Heirs …

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