Don't Worry About Your Home While You're Away!

Going on vacation is a great way to relax and take your mind off the daily grind. Don’t let the excitement of an upcoming trip prevent you from securing your home against burglars. Consider the following tips: Make sure all outdoor lighting works properly. Replace any batteries or bulbs if needed. Have a friend, family member or neighbor check on...

Live Green in Every Room in Your Home

Live Green in Every Room in Your Home Living green, building green and surrounding yourself with earth-friendly products minimizes the negative impact you have on the natural world. At the same...

What Homeowners Need to Know about Replacement Cost and Market Value

Many Illinois homeowners do not have sufficient coverage to provide for all of their belongings and as a result are under-insured. Most homeowners policies require you to be insured to the value...

Protect the Value of Your Home

The purchase of a home represents a substantial investment. Unfortunately, like many other investments, its value is contingent on outside factors. Your home’s value is directly affected by the health...

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...

Using Technology to Create a Home Inventory

If it's been a while since you have created a home inventory documenting your valuables, you're going to be pleasantly surprised about how much easier the process has become. And if you...

Rest Assured While You Are Away

Protect Your Home While You Are Away Unfortunately, no one is completely immune from theft. Whether you’re looking to protect your home while you are away on vacation or simply away at work, your...

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...

Tips for Building & Wind Safety

It is important for homeowners to know how high winds work to better protect their homes. Wind can affect a home in four ways: Uplift - When wind travels over the roof, it creates a lifting effect....

Replace your roof, before it is too late.

Don't wait until it's too late. Find out when to replace a roof, or you could end up with big problems. You probably don't think about your roof very often. Unless something goes wrong, that is. A...

Claims By Past Owners Can Affect Current Insurance Rates

The CLUE Report: Don't Be Left Clueless on Insuring Your New Home If you don't properly educate yourself on the home buying process, it can very well be like walking into a minefield. Most buyers...

Safer Shoveling - Reduce Injuries

Removing snow from sidewalks and driveways is a necessary evil. Snow removal is a strenuous task that can result in injuries and heart attacks. Approximately 28,000 people are treated annually...

Check for Radon This Winter

Though you can’t see, smell or taste radon, it may be present at dangerous levels in your home. Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rocks and...

Social Media Mishaps: Will Your Insurance Help If You Say the Wrong Thing?

Social networking Web sites, such as Facebook and LinkedIn, are growing increasingly popular with young people and adults alike. These sites allow people to reconnect with old friends and colleagues...

Snow Blower Safety

Dress for the Job Clearing snow can be a cold job. Dress properly not only to keep yourself warm, but also to keep yourself safe. Wear boots that will give you adequate traction while walking behind...

Time to Winterize the House

Winter looms, and with it comes the chance for severe weather that can cause havoc on your home’s exterior and introduce other property damage risks, all which is not covered in typical homeowners...

Carbon Monoxide: Silent but Deadly

Carbon monoxide is an odorless, colorless and very poisonous gas. It is created by burning oil, coal, charcoal, propane, natural gas and kerosene. Any appliances or equipment using these types of...

Is Wear and Tear Covered Under an Insurance Policy?

Insurance is intended to cover many potential losses that you would not normally expect to pay for, including incidents that are sudden and accidental. However, there are certain items that...

Could You Be Serving Up a Lawsuit at Your Holiday Party?

Who is liable if a guest gets food poisoning or drives home drunk? As millions of Americans host and attend holiday parties across the street or across the country, many may be unaware of the...
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