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Insurers sue Chicago-area towns, counties, townships, forest preserves and MWRD in bid to get flood


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Still, the village is among nearly 200 communities in the Chicago area being sued by a major insurance company that is arguing the municipalities didn’t do enough to prevent last year’s record flooding. The suits, filed by Farmers Insurance Group, seek to force these communities — and by extension their taxpayers and, ironically, their insurers — to pay back Farmers for claims it paid out for flooding in spring 2013…Please click here to read the story by Robert McCoppin, Lisa Black and Dan Hinkel in the Tribune. A related story, “Cook Towns Hire Michael Del Galdo to Defend against Illinois Farmers Insurance Storms Suit,” can be found here.

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