Illinois Home Insurance

Illinois has always had a place of pride in America. It was important to the settlement of the West because it provided a link between the new frontier and the old Eastern ways. Its main city, Chicago, has proven to be an important economic and cultural center in America. The state is seen as the crossroads of America because of its central location. It became a state in 1818 and today is the fifth most populous state in the U.S. It has around 12.9 million people living in it (2010). They enjoy a lot of different occupations from farmer to businessman. They do share the dream to own their own house and be financially stable as well.

Illinois has a lot of characteristics that draw people to live in the state. It was home to three presidents; Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses Grant, and Barack Obama. It has a broad economy that is solid because of its diversity.  It is also a major transportation hub, with one of the busiest airports in the world, Chicago O’Hare Airport. The population enjoys financial success and stability usually. The median value of an owner-occupied home in Illinois was $193,000 in 2010. This represents a huge asset for a family. The financial strain that could come from an accident could be devastating without insurance. Homeowner’s insurance will help with peace of mind and so much more. There are over 3.37 million owner-occupied units in 2010 in Illinois.


Dates in History (According to National Fire Protection Association)

McCormick Place fire 1967

Shell Oil Refinery Roxana 1985

Royal Beach Home hotel fire kills 19, Chicago, 1981

St. Anthony’s Hospital fire kills 74, Effingham, 1949

LaSalle Hotel fire kills 61, Chicago, 1946

LP Gas tank car explosion, Decatur, 1974

Great Chicago Fire kills 250, Chicago, 1871

In-flight balloon fire kills 5, Barrington, 1981

Our Lady of the Angels school fire kills 95, Chicago, 1958

High-rise apartment fire kills 6, Chicago, 2003

Stockyard fire kills 21 firefighters, Chicago, 1910

Iroquois Theatre fire kills 602, Chicago, 1903


In 2013 there were 11 fire deaths per million in the United States.

In 2013 there were 9.9 fire deaths per million in Illinois.


In 2014, according to the National Multifamily Housing Council 11.4% of the State’s residents lived in apartments compared to a national figure of 12.2.

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