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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 ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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 ...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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Merry Christmas and Happy New Years

We at Urban Insurance Agency, want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas and hope that 2021 is a healthy and happy year.For Christmas HolidayWe will close on December 24th at 2:00 pm and then reopen December 26th at 8:30 am.For New Years HolidayWe will close on December 31st at 2:00 pm and then reopen January 2nd at 8:30 am. We understand that the past year has been fi...
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Phone Outage

There is currently a worldwide Phone Outage.November, 09, 2021 Problems earlier today shut down internet services to Comcast  and AT+T customers, those issues knocked out all VOIP phones operating over their internet connections. The outage caused many police and emergency  services to be unavailable. Those problems have been repaired; but no sooner were some systems back up, other phone serv...
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