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  1. Avoid Damage from Potholes

    by grobbins

    Category: Safe Driving

    You’d think that now that we are well into summer, most of the potholes that appeared this winter might have been repaired.  Unfortunately, we’re finding that’s not the case.  With statistics that say over $27 billion was spent in the last five years on damage resulting from poor road conditions,  we’re sharing the following tips to […]

  2. Do You Know What to Do When You Drive Through a Roundabout?

    by grobbins

    Category: Safe Driving

    Whether you’ve encountered them in your travels abroad, or if you have them in your own American subdivision, roundabouts are popping up everywhere.  As it turns out, roundabouts are safer for drivers and their passengers and more sustainable for communities than traditional four-way intersections.  Unfortunately not everyone understands how to safely navigate a roundabout and […]

  3. Free TIKE Stickers Available at Forest Agency

    by grobbins

    Category: Safe DrivingUncategorized

    In 1995 a six-month-old boy was involved in a head-on traffic collision while riding with a relative. The driver was left unconscious and the boy suffered a life-threatening head injury that required immediate surgery. Police did not know the child’s identity and were only able to trace his parents because an address book was located […]

  4. Concealed Carry Criminal Defense Reimbursement Bonds Available to Permit Holders in Illinois

    by grobbins

    Category: BondsBreaking NewsHome Safety

    Do you have a concealed carry permit? If you are involved in an “act of self defense” which results in legal proceedings, a Concealed Carry Criminal Defense Reimbursement Bond can help protect your financial peace of mind. The bond usually covers legal expenses, costs of defense, and other extraneous expenses. Forest Agency works with West […]

  5. A Small Leak Can Become a BIG Problem: How to Avoid Water Damage

    by grobbins

    Just how much damage can a leaky pipe or appliance cause?  This infographic from Safeco is full of fascinating facts.  If you need ideas on how to maintain the systems that commonly lead to leaks, check out our previous post on  Avoiding Water Damage in Your Home or Business.      

  6. Avoiding Water Damage in Your Home or Business

    by grobbins

    As a business or homeowner, you know that it is critical to protect your property from wind-driven rain and standing water during severe storms. But did you know that it’s more common to experience water damage from systems INSIDE your home? A busted pipe or leaky water heater can quickly destroy your furniture or flooring […]

  7. Serious Cyclist? Make Sure Your Equipment is Insured

    by grobbins

    If you are a serious cyclist, we have great news.  The stand-alone valuable articles policies that usually cover jewelry and fine art now also cover bicycles.   Whether you use your bicycle for private or competitive usage, these annual policies include a variety of optional coverage.   Here are some of the details: Bicycles and equipment are covered […]

  8. Need an Umbrella?

    by grobbins

    Do you drive a carpool to soccer practice?  Is yours the house where all the neighborhood kids want to hang out?  Do you love to host dinner parties?  Do you have a Rottweiler, German Shepherd or other dog?  How about an in-ground pool or hot tub in your yard?    Any of these scenarios are reasons that […]