Illinois News

Farmers Insurance Expects $75M in Claims from Midwest Storms

A system of severe weather moving through multiple Midwest states in early April brought tornadoes, hail, severe winds and flooding in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Texas. Farmers Insurance estimates that its expected claims volume from these states will total approximately …

Ridesharing Bill with Insurance Component OK’d by Illinois House

Legislation creating rules for unregulated rideshare companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar is moving through the Illinois Legislature. House lawmakers voted to put regulations on commercial ridesharing with an 80-26 vote. Under HB 4075, all drivers would be required …

State Farm CEO: Headquarters Not Moving from Bloomington

State Farm Insurance Co. CEO Ed Rust Jr. says the company’s plans to expand in Arizona, Texas and Georgia will not affect the company’s headquarters in Bloomington, Ill. According to The Pantagraph in Bloomington Rust told a crowd at Illinois …

Rideshare Services Regulation Bill Filed in Illinois

A dispute among taxi companies, Chicago officials and rideshare companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar is about to welcome one more player: state lawmakers who say the rideshare industry needs to play by the same rules as other transportation …

Lawsuit Filed Against Chicago Transit After Derailment

Attorneys have filed a negligence lawsuit against the Chicago Transit Authority on behalf of a woman injured in the Blue Line train derailment at O’Hare International Airport. The law firm of Corboy and Demetrio filed the lawsuit on March 25 …

NW Indiana Authorities Arrest 7 Suspected of Stealing from Trains

Authorities in northwestern Indiana have arrested seven people and are pursuing a dozen others in connection with the theft of $2.8 million in cars, electronics, pharmaceuticals and other items from trains in the Chicago area. Lake County Sheriff John Buncich …

Illinois Targets 18- to 34-Year-Olds With Humorous Health Insurance Ads

Illinois officials hope that using humor can give the state’s health insurance enrollment numbers the same kind of bump that the federal site saw after President Barack Obama bantered about the law with actor Zach Galifianakis. Obama’s appearance on the …

Insurers to Illinois Lawmakers: Regulate Commercial Rideshare Insurance Coverage

Two of the nation’s largest property/casualty insurer trade associations have weighed in with Illinois lawmakers on the subject of insurance coverage for commercial rideshare companies, saying such companies should be regulated in the same manner as other “for hire” auto …

Neiman Marcus Sued by Illinois Cardholder over Data Breach

Neiman Marcus Group Ltd., the luxury department store operator, was sued by an Illinois woman over a data breach in which the retailer initially said more than 1 million customer credit cards may have been compromised. Hilary Remijas, a Neiman …

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 …