____________________________________________________________________________________ Urban Insurance would like to wish you and your family a happy, healthy Holiday Season.May 2023 be a year filled with peace, joy, where your hopes and dreams are fulfilled. Please note that our holiday office hours will be:ChristmasDecember 23rd Closing at 3:00pmClosed December 24th, 25th & 26t...Read More
Beaubien Family and Chicago History
The Beaubien family and Chicago HistoryLike most long-time Chicagoans I know the names of many streets, schools and parks; but seldom are we aware of the people and events from which the names derive. Chicago history is built layer by layer, comprised of countless stories over hundreds of years. Some of the most well-known are accounts are of tales of the rich, powerful and famous; but the compl...Read More
Overnight Winter Parking Ban in Chicago.
Chicagoans know to be on the lookout for signs stating No Parking when snow is over 2”but many drivers miss the signs declaring the Overnight Winter Parking Ban in Chicago. The department of Streets and Sanitation, who are tasked with keeping our streets clear, posted this notice reminding residents of the new law. Since most Chicagoans are not fortunate enough of having a garage, or ...Read More
Why is gas so expensive in Chicago?
America has largely achieved the right to claim energy independence, since our energy exports have surpassed net imports; so why is gas so expensive in Chicago?Yes, that is a "7" in the picture, we have gotten to a point where Chicago stations are charging $7.29 for a gallon of gas; granted, few people use that grade of fuel, but even Regular is $6.59. At that rate a delivery van will use $100 ...Read More
BBB Complaint Free Car Insurance Award!
BBB Complaint Free Car Insurance AwardUrban Insurance Agency proud to announce that we received a 2021 Better Business Bureau® Complaint Free Car Insurance Award.Founded in 1912, the Better Business Bureau® (BBB) is a private, nonprofit association dedicated promoting consumer confidence. They carry out their mission by providing the infostructure for people to file a written complaint against...Read More
Electronic Automobile Insurance Verification Program
New Insurance Law: The Electronic Automobile Insurance Verification Program is in effect.The Illinois Secretary of State, Jesse White, is launching a new program called the "Electronic Automobile Insurance Verification Program," in an effort to crack down on uninsured motorists.Insurance has been mandatory in Illinois since Jan. 1, 1990, but there has always been a percentage of car-owners who...Read More
Halloween in Chicago
Halloween in Chicago is a time when kids get to dress-up as a favorite character, gather with friends and roam from house to house collecting as much candy as possible. When I was a child, I can remember starting early and putting in hours of ringing bells till I had shopping bags full of candy. As a parent in Chicago, my wife and I took our son and his friends trick or treating, ever careful ...Read More
The Cost of Windshield Replacement
Why Your Windshield is So Expensive:Visit pretty much any car dealership in 2020, and more than likely you’ll notice that every new vehicle on the lot comes with at least one driver assistance feature built in. The features may go by different names, but they include things such as a rear view camera to help with parking, or adaptive cruise control that automatically adjusts your speed for you d...Read More
How to Compare Car Insurance Rates
How to Compare Car Insurance RatesWith the average price of a new car hitting $40,107, along with the skyrocketing expense of medical care; the cost of insurance claims are at record highs. Last year auto insurance companies paid out $184,669,308 dollars in claims. Comparing car insurance rates is essential to combating this rise and keeping your costs as low as possible. Things to look for w...Read More
Driving safely in Snow
Chicago is seeing the largest accumulation pf snow in decades, leaving people to dig their cars out after back-to-back storms piled up to as much as 30 inches across parts of the Chicago and suburbs. This weather causes slick conditions on our roads, and limits visibility; by noon today we already had 11 insureds report accidents, proving the importance of driving safely in snow. When roads are...Read More