Illinois News

Warrant Issued For Illinois Man Accused of Burning Down Business for Insurance

Authorities in central Illinois have issued an arrest warrant for a businessman they allege burned down his auto and tire shop last year. The State Journal-Register in Springfield reported the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department has issued an arrest warrant on …

Driver Course in Illinois Offers Help for Teens With Attention Disorder

Chicago, Ill.-area students with attention deficit disorder are getting special attention when they learn to drive. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reported a Chicago-based group called Behind the Wheel with ADHD is training driving instructors, including those at Lombard-based Top …

CEO and President of E&S Carrier Takes Flight Across The Country to Meet With Agents and Brokers

Chicago and Salt Lake City, January 26, 2017- Nothing stands between Rick J. Lindsey, CEO, Chairman and President of Prime Insurance Company, and the great agents and brokers of this country. Starting Monday, February 6, 2017, Lindsey kicks off his …

Midwest States See Gains in Health Insurance Coverage

Several Midwest states report significant drops in the number of residents without health insurance. New data shows nearly 200,000 Wisconsin residents gained some form of health insurance between 2013 and 2015. In Illinois, under the Affordable Care Act, the number …

A New Market For Distressed Commercial Auto Risks In Florida

Chicago, IL, June 21, 2016 – Prime Property and Casualty Insurance Inc. (“PPCI”) has rolled into the Florida commercial auto market as a bold new admitted carrier specializing in insurance solutions for distressed and substandard risks. With PPCI, producers now …

Dan Freyer to Serve as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Facilities, LLC’s Chicago Office

Chicago, IL, January 14, 2016—Worldwide Facilities LLC, a leading nationwide wholesale insurance brokerage and managing general agent, is pleased to announce its decision to hire Dan Freyer as Senior Vice President of its Chicago office. Freyer has over 13 years …

Cyberattack Cost Illinois City $760K so Far

Naperville, Ill., city officials have spent about $760,000 on rebuilding its online network three years after a cyberattack wreaked havoc. City officials tell the Chicago Tribune insurance covered about 25 percent of the cost. Officials say there’s no evidence of …

Illinois’ Euclid Insurance Forms Financial Institutions Underwriting Unit

Euclid Insurance Services Inc. (Euclid), based in Itasca, Ill., has formed Euclid Financial Institution Underwriters LLC (Euclid Financial) and hired David McDonald and Jim Thomas to lead the new operation. Euclid Financial is a program administrator specializing in professional lines …

Liability Insurance Required for Rideshare Drivers in Elgin, Illinois

The Elgin City Council in Illinois has approved rules that make it legal for Uber and other ride-hailing services to operate in the city. The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports the Elgin ordinance mirrors a state law taking effect today. …

Watercraft Laws Taking Effect in Illinois Are Aimed at Safety

Law enforcement officials say Illinois boaters should be aware of new laws taking effect this year. Lake County Sheriff Mark Curran Jr. says the laws will keep boaters safe. It’s now a requirement to display a bright orange flag from …