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CNA Promotes Heckman to AVP, Hospital Industry Leader

CNA has promoted Chris Heckman to assistant vice president and hospital industry leader in chicago. Heckman will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the hospital line of business, as well as provide strategic and tactical assistance to leadership within …

CNA Promotes Szabo to Commercial Underwriting Officer in Chicago

CNA Financial Corporation promoted Matt Szabo to assistant vice president, commercial underwriting officer for the Chicago, Illinois and Wisconsin branches. Szabo will work with leadership to provide additional strategic underwriting support for all areas of CNA’s commercial offerings. This includes …

Deemed Insolvent, Ratings of Interstate Bankers Casualty Downgraded

A.M. Best has downgraded the financial strength rating to E (Regulatory Supervision) from C- (Weak) and the issuer credit rating to “rs” from “cc” of Interstate Bankers Casualty Co. (Interstate Bankers) of Chicago, Ill. The rating actions reflect Interstate Bankers being placed under …

Stucker Promoted to Assistant VP, Producer at Aon Risk Solutions in Chicago

Aon Risk Solutions, the global risk management business of Aon plc, has promoted Jim Stucker to assistant vice president and producer in its Chicago office. Stucker will primarily focus on new business development. Previously, he served as a broker within the …

PCI Backs Ride Sharing Rules in Columbus, Wants Chicago to Wait

A property/casualty insurance trade group is supporting proposed ride sharing regulations in Columbus, Ohio, but is urging the city council in Chicago, Ill., to delay action on proposed rules in that city. The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America (PCI) …

Rockhill Insurance Opens Environmental Office in Chicago

Rockhill Insurance Group, a member of the State Auto Insurance Group, has opened a new Chicago office located at 150 S. Wacker, Suite 2400. Christine Triche and Michael Klima join the office as AVP-underwriting director and underwriting director, respectively, to …

Edwards Joins Align General Insurance Agency in Chicago

Sylvia Perez Edwards joined Align General Insurance Agency LLC as vice president of the specialty commercial division, reporting to Frank Dunne. She is based in Chicago, Ill. Edwards has over 20 years of general liability and excess surplus lines underwriting …

Irish Developer Still Pursuing Tallest U.S. Tower in Chicago

Garrett Kelleher, the Irish developer trying to restore Chicago’s status as home to the tallest building in the U.S., has one last chance to keep his dream alive. The planned lakefront skyscraper is nothing more than a hole in the …

Energi Opens Office in Chicago Area

Energi, a provider of risk management and insurance programs for the energy industry, has opened an office in Downers Grove, Ill. The new office, located at the Esplanade I, will provide operational support for Energi’s Midwest risk mitigation and insurance …

32 Hurt as Train Derails, Climbs Escalator at Chicago Airport

An eight-car Chicago commuter train plowed across a platform and scaled an escalator at the underground station of one of the nation’s busiest airports early on March 24, injuring 32 people on board, officials said. No one suffered life-threatening injuries …