Chicago News

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 …

Chicago-Based Schmitt Joins Worldwide Facilities to Professional Liability Team

Worldwide Facilities Inc. added William (Bill) Schmitt to its professional liability team. He will work out of Worldwide’s Chicago, Ill., office. Schmitt has 20 years of professional liability insurance experience, primarily in lawyer’s professional liability, and has an in-depth knowledge …

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Adds Norris to High Net Worth Team in Chicago

Fireman’s Fund Insurance Co. appointed Kate Norris as business relationship manager in its Chicago office. With more than 15 years of industry experience, Norris will focus on Fireman’s Fund’s high net worth segment in personal lines insurance, specifically, family office …

Court Rules Against Notre Dame over Insurance Coverage for Birth Control

A federal appeals court in Chicago has ruled against the University of Notre Dame, located in South Bend, Ind., in a case over parts of the federal health care law that forces it to provide health insurance for students and …

Lockton Adds Wasilchuk as Account Executive in Chicago

Lockton has hired John Wasilchuk as an account executive in its Chicago office focusing on environmental risk management. He is responsible for placement of environmental insurance coverage for Lockton clients and maintaining relationships with environmental underwriters and carriers. Prior to …

Roi Named President of Hylant’s Chicago Office

Louis Roi has been named president of the Chicago office of the privately owned insurance brokerage firm, Hylant. Roi has a diversified insurance background in risk management, as well as specific expertise in other areas of food, agriculture and healthcare. …

Baweja Appointed VP – Analytics at CNA Financial Corp.

Chicago-based CNA Financial Corp. has appointed Naveen Baweja vice president of analytics. Baweja will provide leadership and support to the underwriting transformation initiatives component of the CNA Enterprise Roadmap, with a focus on enhancing the company’s data and analytics capabilities. …

Assurance Names Davidson, Jungers Employees of the Year

Assurance, an independent insurance brokerage with offices in the Chicago, Ill., and St. Louis, Mo.-areas, announced that Robert Davidson and Jennifer Jungers are its Employees of the Year for 2013. Aussurance has been recognizing outstanding employee contributions with its Employee …

Former Basketball Star Bringing Insurance Jobs to Illinois

Earvin “Magic” Johnson will be a controlling shareholder of an insurance company that’s opening new offices in Illinois and creating about 200 jobs. Gov. Pat Quinn and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced in a statement that EquiTrust Life Insurance Co. …