Stories by George

In Chicago, Comprehensive Coverage is a Good Idea for Your Car

Oct 29, 2013

If you’re a Chicago driver, you most likely have some form of liability coverage as part of your auto insurance policy. But with our city’s ever-changing weather, you may want to consider additional car insurance coverage. The Illinois State Climatologist’s Office says factors such as the movement of the polar jet stream, the urban environment and Lake […]

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Keep Halloween Spooky But Safe with Simple Preparations

Oct 22, 2013

Halloween is supposed to be a bit spooky. But the scary stuff is supposed to be pretend: ghosts, vampires, goblins and witches. You shouldn’t have to worry about the dangers of your kids being out in traffic after dark, costumes catching fire or anything else that can make the tricks and treats anything but fun. […]

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Know Your Minimum Liability Coverage Limits in Illinois—They’re Set to Go Up in 2015

Oct 17, 2013

Drivers in Illinois are required to maintain minimum limits of vehicle liability insurance, under the state’s mandatory insurance law, according to the Office of the Secretary of State. Liability coverage protects you from damages you cause to others or their property in an accident, and is typically made up of three separate components: bodily injury liability […]

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Chicago Marathon 2013: Street Closures and Security Measures

Oct 04, 2013

The Chicago Marathon will send up to 45,000 runners through the streets of Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 13, with an expected 1.7 million spectators watching them. The 26.2-mile route starts at Columbus and Monroe in Grant Park and runs as far north as Wrigleyville, south just past U.S. Cellular Field, west to the United Center […]

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Bid Farewell to Summer with These Fall Foliage Drives from Chicago

Oct 02, 2013

That chill in the air signals the end of summer. Fortunately, nature offers a nice antidote to packing away the grill and the beachwear: the brilliant display of golden yellows, fiery oranges and deep reds as the leaves change. According to the Illinois State Climatologist’s Office, our recent weather — sunny, mild daytime temperatures, with cool, but […]

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Frank Lloyd Wright Home in La Grange Up for Sale

Sep 06, 2013

The Today Show’s Real Estate Listing of the Week showcases the Stephen M. B. Hunt House in La Grange, currently on the market for just under $700,000. The home is only on its third owner — a unusual fact, considering the residence was constructed by Wright in 1907. And it’s this limited ownership that made the home […]

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QUIZ: Test Your Chicago Street Smarts

Sep 05, 2013

  Recommended by the Editors: Start the School Year With a Stop for School Bus Safety 35 mph, Bus-Only Lanes Suggested for Lake Shore Drive Overhaul 4 Places to Charge Your Electric Car in Chicago

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Renting a House to Close Out Summer? Check Your Personal Property Coverage

Aug 29, 2013

As August winds down and school starts back, it’s not too late to squeeze in a final lakeside rental to enjoy the remainder of summer weather. If you’re planning a long weekend away from the city, CBS Chicago offers some ideas for last-minute Labor Day vacation spots, including locales in Wisconsin and Michigan. While you’re planning […]

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Weather a Power Outage at Home with a Supply Kit, Emergency Plan

Aug 28, 2013

It’s happened to all of us. You’re sitting in your cozy living room with your family, watching a movie, playing a game or reading a book and, poof, out goes the power. Chicago’s extreme weather means a power outage can happen anytime: in the heat of the summer when everybody has the air conditioner cranked […]

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How to Have Someone Else Pay Your Mortgage

Aug 22, 2013

A new generation of homebuyers is looking at multi-flat buildings as a way to snag their city dream home, Chicago Grid reported.  For young Chicagoans, the idea of renting in a two-flat may be more familiar than the prospect of buying one. But as the housing market bounces back, a wave of first-time homebuyers are […]

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