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Bus Passengers File Suit over Crash Near Indianapolis

Four people who were on board a double-decker passenger bus that crashed near Indianapolis, Ind., are suing the bus company. The Chicago residents filed the lawsuit Oct. 15 in a Cook County, Ill., court, claiming negligence by the Megabus line …

Health Official: 7 Quarantined in Ohio for Ebola

A health official says at least seven people in northeast Ohio are quarantined and being monitored because they had contact with a Texas nurse who was diagnosed with Ebola after visiting the area. The Summit County Public Health medical director …

Detroit Settles with Bond Insurer; Chance of Debt Plan Success Boosted

Detroit settled with one of its last major creditors, bond insurer Financial Guaranty Insurance Co., bringing the city closer to ending the biggest-ever U.S. municipal bankruptcy. The remaining holdout creditors, led by hedge fund managers including Aurelius Capital Management LP, …

Study Links Fracking to Hundreds of Ohio Quakes

A new study suggests fracking triggered hundreds of small, unnoticeable earthquakes in eastern Ohio late last year, months before the state first linked seismic activity to the much-debated oil-and-gas extraction technique. The report, which appears in the November issue of …

County: Vacant Skyscraper in Illinois Town Raising Insurance Costs

Officials in Vermillion County in eastern Illinois say concerns about a vacant skyscraper makes it more expensive to insure an adjacent county building. The 12-story Bresee Tower in downtown Danville is the tallest building in the county. It was built …

Minnesota Blue Cross to Open Retail Insurance Store in Edina

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota is preparing for the Nov. 8 grand opening of its first-ever retail store, where consumers can sign up for insurance coverage or get information on healthy living. The store in the Yorkdale Shoppes …

J.M. Wilson Names Gautz Ohio Branch Manager

Portage, Mich.-based managing general agency and surplus lines broker, J.M. Wilson, has promoted Kurtis Gautz to branch manager of its Westerville, Ohio, office. Gautz will plan the day-to-day operations of the Westerville office and staff and work towards building relationships …

Wisconsin’s Nygren Receives NAMIC’s State Legislator of Year Award

The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC)  presented its State Legislator of the Year Award to Wisconsin state Rep. John Nygren for his support of free-market principles and strong positions to improve the insurance market in the state. The …

Educator-Focused Meemic Insurance Expands into Illinois

Meemic Insurance Co., a Michigan-based insurance provider offering personal auto, homeowners, and umbrella coverages tailored exclusively to teachers and other educational employees, announced that the company will immediately begin offering insurance services to educational employees in Illinois. Meemic Insurance Company has been …

Tour Bus Crashes in Indiana, Passengers Injured

A double-decker passenger bus flipped onto its side on a highway in suburban Indianapolis, Ind., on Oct. 14 after apparently swerving to avoid an earlier crash, badly injuring one person and hurting more than a dozen others, officials said. The …

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