New Illinois Laws for 2017

More than 200 new laws took effect in Illinois this month.  Of these, there are a few new and updated driving laws that you should be aware of.  Here are a few highlights: Those who have been convicted of driving without insurance could have their vehicle impounded if they are stopped by police within 12 months […]

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Just a Quick Text

The typical “quick text” takes a driver’s eyes off the road for an average of five seconds.  Did you know that this would be the equivalent of driving blind at 55 mph for the length of an entire football field?  A quick text can lead to devastating consequences.  Read on for a real-world story from […]

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The Clock is Ticking for Holiday Baking

Looking for some new ideas for your holiday cookie tray?  This week was Forest Agency Insurance’s 10th Annual Cookie Exchange, and we had some unique and creative treats this year.  Here’s the rundown, with links to recipes for each: Lemon Ricotta Cookies with Lemon Glaze:  These Italian lumps of sweet tartness were such a hit last […]

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How to get insurance for your new drone

Millions of drones are expected to land under Christmas trees this year, according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Piloting a drone might sound like child’s play, but before you take flight, be sure to contact your insurance professional. Recently, the FAA mandated registration for most drones, and issued guidelines on their use. But what happens in the event of […]

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Could Your Car be Hacked?

Your phone, and laptop are one thing, but did you ever consider that your car might be hacked?  With all the technology that has become standard issue in most autos, your car could essentially be considered a drivable computer….leaving it very vulnerable to hackers. Forest Agency is grateful to our partners at Mercury Insurance for putting […]

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What to do if You Have Water Damage Due to a Winter Storm

When we think of winter storms, our minds go to snow globe images, and snuggling up in front of a fire, with board games and warm cocoa.  But the truth is, winter weather can cause real damage to your home and other properties. According to the Insurance Information Institute, “Winter storms caused an estimated $3.5 […]

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