Insure Your College Student

Got Kids in College? Better Get Insurance. When we look for coverage to extend for a student away at school the first question is: Is the student a member of the household? Home and Auto Insurance policies specifically list the parent or parents names as the insured on the policy. Then we need to look at who else may be an insured in the policy's...

U.S. News Names 2017 Best Vehicles For The Money

U.S. News reviews new vehicles each year to name several that offer the best value for the price. The news agency looks at trucks, minivans, SUVs and cars. To win an award, a vehicle must be the best...

Does Your Insurance Cover Hail Damage To Your Car?

5 Things to Know About Hail Damage and Insurance Coverage Leaky roofs. Dinged-up paint jobs. Busted windows. Hailstorms cause extensive property damage throughout the U.S. each year, especially once...

Illinois Auto Insurance and GAP Coverage

Illinois Auto Insurance and Guaranteed Auto Protection "GAP Insurance". When purchasing or leasing a new car it is important to make sure that you have the proper insurance.  One option that needs to...

Six car safety sensors to clean this winter

We caught ABC 7 News last week and they had a great report on the six car safety sensors to make sure you are cleaning regularly this winter. Winter driving can make your car filthy with dirt, salt,...

Is my new car covered when I drive it off the lot?

    In most states, car dealerships won’t allow you to drive off the lot before you show proof of car insurance for your new vehicle. No dealer wants to be blamed if you total your new car five miles...

Skip Two Hours of Sleep - Double Your Crash Risk

Watch the video above for a briefing on the new technology being created to prevent crashes caused by a lack of sleep. We know it is difficult to get the recommended seven to eight hours of sleep...

State Farm imposed its largest single rate hike in 14 years.

State Farm, which insures one of every three vehicles in Illinois, has just imposed its largest single rate hike in 14 years. Drivers insured by the Bloomington-based giant saw their rates jump,...

The Hottest New-Car Features For 2017

From 30-way adjustable seats to a pickup bed that can turn itself into a giant audio speaker, here’s a look at the latest high-tech automotive systems coming to dealers’ showrooms for the 2017...

Study Shows That Higher Speed Limits Equate to More Highway Deaths

Study Shows That Higher Speed Limits Equate to More Highway Deaths    Over the past few decades, a number of states have raised the speed limits on their highways. The good news is that drivers can...

Why Car Insurance Rates are Rising at a Record Pace

  To view the video on the factors causing your car insurance rates to rise and fluctuate Click Here. Lower gas prices equals more road traffic equals more car crashes equals more insurance claims...

Distracted Teen Driving is a Bigger Problem than Previously Thought

  According to recent research from the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, distracted driving among teens is a much more serious problem than previously thought. The video analysis they provided...

What Every Parent Should Know About Teen Drivers And Car Insurance

If a teen driver does not chip in for insurance, the parents may wind up paying a large amount of money to add the teen to their policy. This is because many insurers consider anyone under the age of...

Losing Everything Due to Inadequate Auto Liability Coverage

  While there are minimum legal requirements for auto coverage, this minimal coverage may not get you off the hook in many cases should you actually be involved in an accident.  The state's goal is to...

10 Questions for Assessing Insurance Needs and Changes

When life circumstances change, insurance needs change with them. This is why agents across the country encourage Americans to review their insurance policies every year to update coverage for...

Night Driving 101

Night Driving 101 Did you know that the rate of traffic deaths at night is three times greater than driving during the day? It is more difficult to see hazards ahead on the road, and often the lack of...

Graduation, Prom, and Insurance

During the spring and summer, two events most teens participate in are graduation parties and prom after-parties. Both types of events usually also include alcohol. When they are at...

Homeowners may need additional insurance for summer fun!

When summer arrives each year in Chicago, many people look forward to activities that they can only enjoy during warmer months. Summer is also a time for family vacations and relaxing. A...

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, it's Hail!

Hail can strike geographically anywhere and can cause major damage to your vehicle. In fact, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB), over 850,000 hail damage claims were filed in...

Test Drive Auto Rates Before You Buy

Before purchasing a car, it’s a good idea to understand all the costs associated with the purchase. This includes the cost of automobile insurance. Auto premiums rates vary based on a variety of...
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