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Company with 68 Years of History Closes its Doors in Illinois

Herb’s Glass & Mirror in Elgin, Ill., began as an auto glass shop 68 years ago. Known for the place to go to have windows in classic cars replaced, the business later also replaced windows in historic homes. A message … Continue reading

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GEICO Announces Auto Insurance Rate Increase in Illinois

Citing the inflation of repair and replacement prices, GEICO will be raising auto insurance rates in Illinois by an average of 6%. The new rates will go into effect on May 30, 2022. Click here to read more.  

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Auto Insurance Rates are Rising Sharply in Illinois as Drivers Hit the Road and Repair Costs Skyrocket

Citing everything from labor shortages to supply chain issues, several major auto insurance companies have implemented sharp rate increases that could add upward of $100 to annual premiums for Illinois drivers navigating the waning pandemic landscape. Click here to read … Continue reading

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Pete Buttigieg Tours New Electric Vehicle, Energy Storage Facility in Illinois

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg visited Illinois Saturday as he highlighted the work his department is doing to make electric vehicles more accessible to Americans. Click here to read more.  

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New Law Will Save Small Business Owners in Illinois Thousands of Dollars This Tax Season

Small business owners in Illinois should see a reduced tax bill thanks to a new law. The new S.A.L.T. Deduction Law allows S-corporations and partnerships to avoid the $10,000 cap on state and local tax (SALT) deductions on federal taxes. … Continue reading

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Sunroof Lawsuit Against Mercedes-Benz Dismissed

An Illinois judge has dismissed with prejudice a class action lawsuit against Mercedes-Benz for the unexpected shattering of sunroofs. On June 14, 2020, Bruce Pickens filed suit against Mercedes-Benz, Daimler AG, Saint-Gobain Sekurit and Napleton Autowerks of Indiana Inc. on … Continue reading

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Gerber Collision & Glass Acquires Repair Center in Illinois

The Boyd Group Inc. announced the acquisition of a collision repair center in Sycamore, Ill. This repair center has operated as Hayes Body Shop for 36 years and is located off Route 23, the main roadway between Sycamore and DeKalb, … Continue reading

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Illinois Homeowners Win in State Farm Loss Value Case

A case concerning State Farm’s coverage of residential property may have implications for the auto glass industry in the future. The Supreme Court of Illinois supported a proposed class of homeowners in Jarret Sproull v. State Farm Fire and Casualty … Continue reading

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Illinois Bill Would Forbid Deviations from OEM Procedures

Illinois has a new piece of legislation. The bill, also known as HB 3133, would amend the state’s current Insurance Code to expressly forbid insurers from requesting deviations from OEM repair procedures, except for parts or ADAS calibration tools. “No … Continue reading

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Change in State Farm Settlement Ruling

Last month State Farm agreed to pay $250 million to settle an ongoing lawsuit in Illinois. The auto insurance company originally agreed to pay millions to end the Halve v. State Farm case in lieu of continuing with court proceedings. … Continue reading

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Geico Plans 4.4% Rate Hike in Illinois

Geico Plans 4.4% Rate Hike in Illinois

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