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Many buildings in Bloomington-Normal have largely sat idle for months during the pandemic, but maintenance crews still have work to do and in some cases they've taken advantage of the time to work ahead.

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State Farm said Monday it would lower auto insurance rates in Illinois on average 13.7% because people are driving—and crashing—less due to the pandemic.

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Bloomington-Normal may soon have another insurance company: Rivian.

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State Farm says it’s cutting auto insurance rates in every state, offering another $2.2 billion back to customers who are driving—and crashing—less because of the pandemic.

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With live sports on hiatus, there aren’t a lot of major TV events that can get everybody talking. Things like the Chicago Bulls documentary on ESPN, the “Disney Family Singalong” on ABC, and Thursday night’s “Parks and Recreation” reunion have been pretty much it.

And State Farm has been a big part of each.

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Small businesses and nonprofits in central Illinois struggling due to the coronavirus have a new option for loan assistance thanks to a $10 million investment from State Farm.

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Country Financial said Wednesday it will send refund checks to its auto customers who are driving less because of the coronavirus.

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Ralph Weisheit

State Farm announced Thursday it's returning up to $2 billion to its auto customers who are driving less because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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An insurance industry expert says state regulators should take a more aggressive approach in forcing companies to refund premiums to policyholders who are driving less because of the coronavirus.

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State Farm said Tuesday it will decide by the end of the week how to “return value” to its policyholders who are driving a lot less because of coronavirus stay-at-home orders. 

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The coronavirus story is developing quickly in Illinois. Here are updates from WGLT's newsroom and our partners at Illinois Public Radio, NPR, and The Associated Press.

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State Farm said Tuesday it will offer paid administrative leave to its employees who cannot yet work from home and are caring for their children—or if they or a loved one has the coronavirus.

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UPDATED 7:30 a.m. | State Farm late Thursday issued an updated statement clarifying how it plans to allow most employees to work from home.

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More retirements, low unemployment, and increased competition from other industries have all contributed to a “war for talent” in the insurance business, according to a hiring expert.

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Exposure to increased regulation and choosy customers not interested in one-stop shopping for insurance and banking are likely among the reasons why State Farm is exiting the banking business, according to industry economist.

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Bloomington-based State Farm is getting out of banking. The company on Thursday announced plans for U.S. Bank to take over existing deposits and credit card accounts.

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State Farm has suspended all non-essential business travel through the end of March as a precaution against the spread of coronavirus.

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State Farm posted a smaller yet healthy profit in 2019 despite higher losses and some customers paying reduced premiums, the company announced Friday.

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The company that is taking over the former State Farm building in downtown Bloomington has secured its first tenant, prompting the developer to abandon its plans to build luxury apartments.

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As stakeholders consider the thorny public policy issues surrounding autonomous vehicles, State Farm doesn’t just want a seat at the table. It owns the table.

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State Farm is giving $30 million to support an education and career development program in Arizona.

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State Farm is launching a new creative campaign on Super Bowl Sunday—and the khaki-clad Jake may return to help kick things off.

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State Farm is relocating its investment department from its corporate headquarters in Bloomington to its regional hub near Dallas, though State Farm officials say the company’s total workforce in McLean County will go largely unchanged.

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State Farm essentially gave away its former downtown headquarters to spare a costly demolition after trying to sell the historic building for over a year, according to McLean County records.

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Government and community leaders are breathing a sigh of relief now that State Farm has finished the sale of its historic headquarters in downtown Bloomington. But it’s likely their work to save the skyscraper is just getting started.

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Youth in the Olympia school district are getting some big help as they chip away at food insecurity in rural McLean County.

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State Farm has announced it has finalized the sale of its former headquarters in downtown Bloomington to a Rockford-based developer that plans to build upscale apartments at the site.

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The Historic Preservation Commission had been set to hold hearings on two historic landmark nominations for the downtown building State Farm is offloading.

But Mayor Tari Renner said those won’t be needed.

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State Farm has announced plans to open a new interactive museum to chronicle the company’s near 100-year history.

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UPDATED 12:30 p.m. | State Farm announced Friday it's found another interested buyer for its downtown Bloomington building, potentially saving it from demolition.

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