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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
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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.

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State Farm

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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
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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.

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

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A new program at Mid Central Community Action (MCCA) provides residents with access to employment coaching and job development.

Flagger on the job
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Becky Slightom is the person you see at the start of a roadwork zone—the one directing traffic and keeping workers and drivers safe.

She's a flagger, but there's another informal job title she's bestowed upon herself.

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The Bloomington-Normal Economic Development Council released its latest quarterly update showing record low unemployment rates and a slight increase in jobs over 2017.

Ed Scharlau
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McLean County remains well positioned to overcome recent job losses at State Farm Insurance, according to a banker who's been crunching local economic development numbers for two decades.

State Farm HQ building
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Mayor Chris Koos said State Farm's recent job restructuring will likely have its biggest impact locally on home values.

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Amid the many moves by State Farm Insurance comes a hiring fair.

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How badly did the Community Health Care Clinic need a new website?

Michael Tipsord
State Farm

The total compensation for State Farm’s top executive is lower than his predecessor’s and several of his peers in the insurance industry.

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State Farm faces stiff competition on two fronts—from longstanding challengers like Geico and Progressive, and now from insurtech startups like Lemonade.

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If you’re looking for clues about what State Farm is doing, don’t just look to the big black building overlooking Veterans Parkway. Look at Rhode Island.

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The latest State Farm Insurance unit to undergo realignment is State Farm Bank. The company says it is making about an 18 percent cut to the number of workers at State Farm Bank.

But, there will be an increase of about 100 bank employees in Bloomington-Normal as the company says it looks for ways to build a leaner, stronger company.

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State Farm told City of Bloomington leaders Monday it plans to sell its newly vacated downtown building.

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State Farm Insurance is adding armed guards to its major hubs including Bloomington, Atlanta, Dallas, and Phoenix.

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State Farm Insurance is announcing an auto rate decrease for Illinois. The Bloomington-based company says the average decline for Illinois rate payers will be 2.9 percent.

Chris Koos
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The mayor of Normal said he does not know whether the town will have to go through another round of budget cutting in a few years.

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An executive who leads State Farm's external public relations efforts is leaving the company for a new job at another insurer.

Man bending down to look at a mini model of a riding tractor
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A tourist from Miami who was raised in Kankakee couldn’t believe his good fortune to stumble into the opening of a new pedal car exhibit that opened this weekend at the McLean County Museum of History.

State Farm HQ building
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State Farm announced Tuesday it will cut around 890 jobs in Bloomington as part of an IT restructuring project that will add similar positions in Atlanta, Dallas, and Phoenix.

State Farm HQ building
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State Farm on Thursday reported its second-straight year of operating losses for its property-casualty insurance businesses, as the company pledged to get leaner and make significant internal changes.

Tricia Griffith speaks at ISU
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The CEO of one of State Farm’s top competitors says she welcomes the challenge that her company will face as self-driving vehicles cut into the number of accidents in the decades ahead.

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