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  1. Risks to Consider Before Renovating Your Home

    by grobbins

    Category: Uncategorized

    Home renovations are almost always stressful! Are you thinking about updating your kitchen or bathroom this spring? Consider the following advice before starting your next big home improvement project: When looking for a contractor ask friends or neighbors who have had similar work done for recommendations. Ask your trusted financial planner, realtor, or forest Agency […]

  2. Antique and Collectible Event in Oak Park–Join Us!

    by grobbins

    Forest Agency is excited to again be helping to sponsor the Historical Society of Oak Park and River Forest’s annual appraisal event.  If you are interested about trends in the realm of collectibles and antiques, or if you have family treasures that you would like to have appraised on site, you will not want to miss this!  On Saturday, February […]

  3. Staying Safe During the Next Winter Storm

    by grobbins
    blizzard window

    The Oak Park, River Forest and Forest Park areas were just hit by what is now being called the fifth worst winter storm in Chicago’s History. While this blizzard left very high drifts, making some roads impassable,  few businesses and residents lost power or other utility services.   For this we were certainly lucky.  Winter storms can be as dangerous as […]

  4. How to Shovel Snow Safely

    by grobbins

    In Chicago this morning, many of us opened the door to thigh-high (or worse!) snow drifts.  While the act of shoveling your way out does allow for a bonus upper body workout if you are in good shape, it can be dangerous if you suffer from back, neck, shoulder, heart or lung disorders.  If you have a […]

  5. Is That New Piece of Jewelry Fully Insured?

    by grobbins

    As an insurance professional, I know the importance of getting additional coverage for jewelry and other collectibles. I always inquire whether my clients have special items that they would like to schedule on a rider to their homeowners or renters policies. But a recent experience reminded me just how easily a loss can occur. While […]

  6. New Illinois Laws for 2015

    by grobbins

    In just a few days more than 200 new laws will take effect in Illinois.  These include regulations that affect motorists, wild animals, the sale of e-cigarettes and the new medical marijuana law.  Follow the links below to see some of the highlights and the complete list of laws.  Click here for highlights of the […]

  7. Celebrate Safely this New Year’s

    by grobbins

    The New Year’s holiday provides a great opportunity to celebrate festively with family and friends. From casual office get-togethers to neighborhood gatherings, you may be planning to attend a range of events. It’s also likely that alcohol will be present at many of them. To ensure that your celebrating is safe, please remember to be […]

  8. Winter Maintenance Checklist for Your Home or Business

    by grobbins

    Although we have (gratefully!) seen very little snow and ice in the Chicago area this season, having just passed the first day of Winter, we are hardly out of the woods. The unusually warm weather may have led many of us to put off some of the seasonal maintenance activities that we should do to keep our […]

  9. Forest Agency Insurance Launches Food Drive for OPRF Food Pantry

    by grobbins

    Category: Breaking NewsEventsLocal

    This Thanksgiving Forest Agency is thinking of those in our community that are a little less fortunate by launching a Food Drive for the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry.  Beginning Wednesday, November 26, we will be accepting donations of non-perishable food and household items in our Forest Park office. Any canned food is welcome, and there […]