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Chicago Auto Show

Chicago Auto ShowI have missed the Chicago Auto Show only a handful of years since my parents first brought me at the age of seven. I in turn have taken my son at least 18 of his 23 years. The auto show is one of those events that lends itself to family traditions. As I walked the floor, it was heartwarming to see the large number of parents doing their best to keep up with children, excitingl...
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Insurance payments during Government Shutdown

America has now entered into the longest Government Shutdown in our history. With over 800,00 government workers not receiving paychecks, most with families, that sudden loss of income will effect millions of Americans. At Urban Insurance Agency we will do our best to work with our customers who are federal employees, not being paid, by dropping late-charges on Insurance payments during government...
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How much does car insurance cost?

No one wants to over-pay for their policy: so how much does car insurance cost?Urban has car insurance plans that start for as little as $35. How much car insurance insurance will cost you, is based on the insurance company calculating the likelihood of you having a claim, and how much will they have to pay if it happens.Insurance companies collect data about every claim so as to be able to ...
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Auto Insurance Discounts

Nobody jumps for joy when it's time for them to pay for car insurance, all the more reason to make sure your agent is finding you all the auto insurance discounts offered.Our Online Quote Rater will quickly provide you with a low cost car insurance rate, and it will apply discounts you might qualify for based on your answers to the questions. Keep in mind, whether you obtain an online quote, or ...
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2017 J.D. Power Auto Insurance Study

No one wants to over pay for their auto insurance, and so consumers are rightfully concerned when they read that the 2017 J.D. Power Auto Insurance Study shows rates going up all across America. Based on J.D. Power's newest study 26% of car owners saw their auto insurance rates increase. On the positive side, the study found, "overall satisfaction with car insurance has improved"Chicago has se...
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Why is gas still so expensive?

Oil was a commodity, of which we were told, the world  had  a limited supply. That in but a few decades we would be running out, and leading up to that day, prices would soar. Oil was a commodity we were told the world was in limited supply. That in but a few decades we would be running out, and leading up to that day, prices would source. As oil steadily rose to over $100/ barrel in June of 2014,...
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Fake Car Insurance policies

Avoid being the next victim of fake car insurance policiesWatch out for scammers selling fake auto insurance policies. (iStockPhoto)PrintEmailBy Karin Price Mueller | NJ Advance Media for NJ.com  0RedditA car stops suddenly in front of you, you hit your brakes, hear t...
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Insurance for Medicar Plates.

Looking for Insurance for Medicar Plates?If you operate a Nonemergency Transportation company (Medicar), then you know that your MC plates come due on June 30th. You also know that the police will be out looking for any Medicar driving on expired plates. The limits of liability required are set at $250,000/$250,000/$50,000 in the state of Illinois. Without an Accord certificate of insurance pr...
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Making It In Chicago on $13/hour

As the cost of living continues to increase, learning how to make your dollars stretch as far as they can is an important part of survival. The prices in Chicago can be significantly higher than other states, and finding ways to make it on $13.00 an hour can be challenging. How much does that equate to? In annual dollars, that’s about $26,000 per year or a little more. While that may not seem ...
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10 Ways to Save Money on Motorcycle Insurance

In the 28 years I have been selling for Urban Insurance, I am still amazed by how wide the range of insurance prices can be between one bike and another. What might shock you is that it is the "Style" of the bike that makes a larger difference than the "Cost" of the bike. This is important fact to consider before coming home with that new "Sport Bike". For most people, a motorcycle is driven only ...
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