Chicago News

Donald Gaddis Co. Acquires Chicago-Based Kelly and Elliott

Wholesale insurance broker and general agency, Donald Gaddis Co. Inc., has purchased rights to all the renewals of Kelly and Elliott Ltd. Both companies are headquartered in Chicago. Gaddis also hired all of Kelly and Elliott’s employees. The transaction was effective …

Chicago App Would Help Taxis Compete with Ridesharing Services

Chicago has opened a new front in the war on ridesharing services like Uber, approving a plan to sponsor an app for riders to hail local cabs. The measure was part of a package including financial supports for taxis, such …

Illinois Landlord Faces Life Sentence in Alleged Arson-for-Insurance Deaths

A suburban Chicago, Ill., landlord was found guilty in the deaths of seven people for a Valentine’s Day 2010 apartment building fire that prosecutors said was set for insurance money. Lawrence Myers, 64, was found guilty of seven counts of …

Alper Services Adds 5 New Hires in Chicago

Chicago-based Alper Services LLC has added five new employees to join its commercial lines, financial services, and claims management services departments. With nearly 10 years of insurance agency experience, Abby Ahern joins Alper Services as an account manager in the …

Adams Named Sr. VP, Investments and Treasury at CNA

Chicago-based CNA Financial Corporation has appointed Amy Adams to senior vice president, investments and treasury. In this role, Adams will be responsible for both the operational and strategic management of investment finance, accounting, operations and treasury teams. Adams joined CNA …

Hub International to Acquire Chicago-Based Laurus Strategies

Insurance brokerage Hub International Limited (Hub) announced its Chicago-area affiliate Hub International Midwest (Hub Midwest) plans to acquire Laurus Strategies (Laurus) from CSIG Holding Co. Laurus is an employee benefits, human resources, and human resource information system (HRIS) global benefits …

Maximum Adds E&S Sales Teams in Chicago, Florida

Maximum, an independent, Chicago, Ill.-based excess and surplus lines wholesale distributor, announced further expansion to its sales team. Chicago additions include Patrick O’Donoghue to the professional practice and Chrissy Fisher to the casualty practice. Heather Hudson, in the Daytona Beach, …

Stuckel Joins OneBeacon Entertainment in Chicago

OneBeacon Entertainment (OBE), a member of OneBeacon Insurance Group, has opened an office in Chicago, Ill., led by Mark Stuckel. Stuckel comes to OneBeacon with 35 years of underwriting experience, much of which was spent serving in various underwriting and …

Uber Expanding Rideshare Service in Chicago

Officials say ridesharing company Uber will create 420 jobs in the next two years in a major expansion of its Chicago regional headquarters. Gov. Pat Quinn joined in the announcement on Sept. 29. The Democrat says his veto action last …

CNA Appoints Earley as Illinois Branch Vice President

Chicago-based property/casualty insurer, CNA, has named Steve Earley as Illinois branch vice president. Earley has been with CNA for 27 years, most recently serving as vice president of the company’s manufacturing customer segment driving improved sales volume and profitability, customer …