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Architect Not Liable For Flawed Plans Submitted to Self-Certification Program

A Chicago ordinance that allows developers to bypass the usual plan review by city building officials by submitting self-certification from an architect did not give homeowners a right to take legal action against that architect after design flaws were discovered, …

Severe Storms Topple Trees, Cut Power in Michigan and Illinois

More than 170,000 homes and businesses in western and northern parts of Michigan’s lower peninsula and 90,000 homes in the Chicago area remained without power Wednesday morning after severe overnight thunderstorms damaged power lines. In Michigan, wind gusts reached about …

Tornado Sweeps Through Suburban Chicago, Causing Damage

CHICAGO (AP) — A radar-confirmed tornado swept through communities in heavily populated suburban Chicago, damaging more than 100 homes, toppling trees, knocking out power and causing multiple injuries, officials said. At least five people, including a woman who was listed …

Chicago Parish Fiercely Backs Priest After Sex Abuse Claims

CHICAGO (AP) — When her teenage son was murdered outside a church in 2006, Pam Bosley contacted ministers around Chicago, hoping someone would help make sense of it. Only one wrote back. Michael Pfleger, a charismatic priest of a thriving …

From New York to Houston, Flood Risk For Real Estate Hubs Ramps Up

The number of properties in the United States in danger of flooding this year is 70% higher than government data estimates, research released on Monday shows, with at-risk hot spots in Houston, New York, Los Angeles and Chicago. The higher …

Chicago Will Sue Actor Jussie Smollett after He Refuses to Pay for Police Overtime

LOS ANGELES — Chicago will sue actor Jussie Smollett for the costs of police overtime spent investigating his claims that he was the victim of a hate crime, which prosecutors say were false, a city official said on Thursday. The …

CCC Uses Computer Vision AI and Exclusive Heat Maps to Detect and Depict Damage for All Major U.S. Vehicle Types

Chicago, IL, April 26, 2018 – CCC Information Services Inc. (CCC) announced today the availability of AI-powered capabilities that use computer vision technology to automatically detect vehicle damage and visually depict that damage using CCC’s unique heat maps. The CCC …

Get the Full View of M&A and Organic Growth Best Practices

MarshBerry Launches Four New 360 Seminars Woodmere, OH, March 16, 2015: MarshBerry is hosting four full day regional seminars focusing on best practices for merger & acquisition (M&A) and organic growth strategies. These seminars will enable insurance professionals, property & …

Get the Full View of M&A and Organic Growth Best Practices

MarshBerry Launches Four New 360 Seminars Woodmere, OH, January 16, 2015: MarshBerry is hosting four full day regional seminars focusing on best practices for merger & acquisition (M&A) and organic growth strategies. These seminars will enable insurance professionals, property & …

Chicago Cracking Down on Pedicabs

Chicago’s City Council is enacting a series of tough new restrictions on the city’s pedicab industry. The Chicago Sun-Times reports aldermen voted to approve a series of limits on the pedal-powered, three-wheeled bicycles. The new rules cap the number of …