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Friday, 18 January 2019 19:57

MI Lawmakers Target No-Fault Auto Insurance Law in Push to Cut High Rates

Written by Beth LeBlanc and Jonathan Oosting, The Detroit News

Michigan Senate Republicans on Jan. 15 introduced a statement bill signaling intent to reform the state’s no-fault auto insurance reform law, using their first proposal of the two-year session to renew calls to reduce rates.

Friday, 18 January 2019 18:37

R/K Autobody's Owner Has Spent 40 Years Building Its Reputation in IL

Written by Lindsay Weber, Northwest Herald

For the last year and a half of his service in the Navy, Ronald L. Koeller was in charge of transferring oil from one ship to another, from tank to tank on his ship and the ballasting of the ship. He was known as the “Oil King.”

Lefler Collision & Glass Repair Centers Chief Marketing Officer Megan Williams oversees all marketing efforts of the 66-year-old MSO, which has three locations in Indiana and one in Kentucky.

Thursday, 17 January 2019 19:26

How To Start a Body Shop in Chicago

Written by Scott Huntington,

Chicago, it seems, is the city of fender benders. In 2011, more than 280,000 accidents occurred in the state of Illinois, which breaks down to more than 770 accidents every single day.

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 22:36

State Farm Agrees to Pay $250 Million to Settle Lawsuit in IL

Written by Emmariah Holcomb,

In December 2018, 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.

Wednesday, 09 January 2019 20:55

Radcliff, KY, Body Shop ‘Pays It Forward’ by Repairing, Donating Bicycles

Written by Mary Alford, The News-Enterprise

Thirty-five children from Hardin, KY, and Meade, KY, counties are riding around on new-to-them bicycles thanks to Glenn’s Auto Body in Radcliff, KY.

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