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  1. Video of Highway Accident with a Truck Carrying Hazardous Materials

    by grobbins

    Category: Safe DrivingUncategorized

    Have you ever been driving down the highway and found yourself feeling nervous about an adjacent vehicle’s cargo and style of driving?  This impressive video captured what happened when a stake bed truck filled with welding gas tanks was involved in an accident.  If you see a truck, whose cargo or driving style seems dangerous, […]

  2. Safety First During your Home Renovation

    by grobbins

    Starting a renovation program on your home this spring? A home renovation opens up the homeowner to several risks not normally present in the home. Protect your house and your family by following these simple tips to mitigate and reduce these temporary risks. Minimize your exposure to risk involving physical harm. If your family is […]

  3. Dan Browne Honored as Paul Harris Fellow

    by grobbins

    Category: Uncategorized

    Forest Agency President Dan Browne was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow at a recent meeting of the Rotary Club of Oak Park-River Forest.  The Paul Harris Fellow recognition acknowledges individuals who contribute, or who have contributions made in their name, of US$1,000 to The Rotary Foundation of Rotary International.  The award is named for Paul P. […]

  4. 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 […]

  5. 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 […]

  6. Staying Safe During the Next Winter Storm

    by grobbins
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    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 […]

  7. How to Shovel Snow Safely

    by grobbins
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    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 […]

  8. Is That New Piece of Jewelry Fully Insured?

    by grobbins
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    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 […]