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State Farm listening session
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Bloomington residents remain divided over what role the city should play in trying to save State Farm's downtown former headquarters that the company plans to demolish.

That's according to feedback Bloomington City Council member Jenn Carrillo said she has received during two listening sessions and community surveys over the last week.

Charging station at Rivian plant
Eric Stock / WGLT

The future of driving will be a system of systems: Cars talking to other cars talking to road sensors talking to traffic signals talking to nearby businesses.

State Farm sign on building
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A group of nearly 20 downtown Bloomington stakeholders is coming together to explore ways to save State Farm’s former headquarters.

motorist talks on a cell phone
Nam Y. Huh / AP

A new survey from State Farm finds early autonomous technology in cars may inadvertently create more distracted drivers by lulling them into a false sense of security.

Tari Renner at podium
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Mayor Tari Renner said Tuesday he’ll do “everything I can” to find a solution that avoids the demolition of State Farm’s historic building in Downtown Bloomington.

Downtown SF building
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UPDATED 11 a.m. | State Farm said Thursday that it plans to demolish its former downtown Bloomington building after the planned sale fell through.

DrLupo playing
Samantha Lupo / Courtesy

On his 30th birthday two years ago, Ben Lupo decided to walk away from a six-figure salary with an Omaha insurance company and take a chance at becoming a professional gamer.

State Farm HQ building
Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

State Farm has denied the allegations of a federal lawsuit filed by two New York men who say they were fraudulently recruited into an agent training program and improperly denied employee benefits.

Buck Farley poses
Ryan Denham / WGLT

There is treasure buried underneath State Farm’s corporate headquarters.

No, not literally treasure. More like a treasure trove.

Cop speaks to media
Don Thompson / AP

Lawmakers are facing all sorts of thorny issues as they consider legalizing recreational marijuana. Near the top of the list: Will it lead to more impaired drivers?

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If all goes as planned, the historic former home of State Farm in Downtown Bloomington will house offices, retail space, and at least one restaurant.

State Farm HQ
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Two men from upstate New York have filed a federal lawsuit against State Farm, accusing the insurer of fraudulently recruiting them into an agent training program and improperly denying them benefits.

State Farm sign on building
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State Farm said Wednesday that it has found a buyer for its downtown Bloomington building.

Satadru Sengupta
Ryan Denham / WGLT

On paper, it looks like a battle to the death: Legacy insurers like State Farm facing off against a wave of tech startups looking to disrupt their entire business model. It’s Airbnb versus hotels, or Uber versus cabs, all over again.

State Farm HQ building
Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

Lower catastrophe losses helped offset a rocky year for State Farm’s stock portfolio in 2018, leading to the largest operating profit in years for the insurer’s property-casualty business, the company announced Friday.

State Farm To Reduce Illinois Auto Rates 2 Percent

Feb 19, 2019
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Nearly 3 million State Farm customers in Illinois are in for a lower auto insurance rate beginning next month. The insurance company is cutting rates by 2 percent.

Kitchen sink
State Farm

In 2018 Illinois was the national leader—or more accurately, loser—for the amount of insurance claims paid out because of frozen pipes and ice dams caused by extreme cold.

State Farm building
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A new report says that insurance companies will have to be more proactive—and pay more—to find and retain employees amid a “talent crisis” for the industry.

State Farm employees launches drone
State Farm

State Farm has become the first company granted a national waiver by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly drones over people and beyond the pilot’s line of sight.

State Farm HQ building
Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

In spite of community worries over the number and average pay of State Farm employees in Bloomington-Normal, the company said the number of jobs is closing the year steady.

Normal City Hall
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The mayor of Normal acknowledges the development of new State Farm hubs across the south and west has changed the distribution of talent in the community.

State Farm HQ building
Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

State Farm Bank has been ordered to change its practices after the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau found it violated federal law by improperly obtaining consumer credit reports and failing to quickly correct bad information it was supplying to credit reporting agencies.

Michael Tipsord
State Farm

State Farm's CEO was named to Gov.-elect JB Pritzker's growing transition team on Monday.

Ryan testifies
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Editor’s note: This story is part of a special episode of GLT’s Sound Ideas focused entirely on autonomous driving. It aired Nov. 21. Read more stories in the series.

State Farm's California Wildfire Claims Near 3,000

Nov 14, 2018
State Farm tents in wildfire area
Daniel Losk from State Farm / Twitter

Nearly 3,000 home and auto claims were filed with State Farm as a result of the wildfires in California as of Wednesday morning.

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After turning off their lights earlier this month, State Farm’s iconic lettering on its former headquarters in downtown Bloomington is coming down.

Promise Council Receives $25K State Farm Grant

Sep 27, 2018
Promise Council logo
Promise Council / Facebook

The Promise Council is one of 40 organizations receiving a $25,000 grant from State Farm Neighborhood Assist.

Ralph Weisheit / WGLT

State Farm Insurance is settling a class action conspiracy suit for $250 million. At stake if the matter Hale vs. State Farm had proceeded to trial was $10 billion.

University of Phoenix Stadium
Matt York / AP

One week after State Farm announced a naming rights agreement with a professional basketball arena in Atlanta, the insurer has unveiled a similar agreement with a football stadium in Arizona.

NBA player goes for a layup
David Tulis / AP

UPDATED 11:15 a.m. | State Farm has secured naming rights for another sports venue.