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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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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State Farm Insurance is giving Heartland Community College $383,000 to support three workplace preparedness programs involving short-term certificates and career coaching.

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State Farm announced this week it’s giving $1,000 one-time bonuses to some of its employees, even as the company continues a cost-cutting realignment of its IT workforce.

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Mayor Tari Renner of Bloomington said there are a lot of potential re-uses for the State Farm Fire building in the downtown area, including a new City Hall.

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For the first time in nearly a century, State Farm employees will soon be without a home in downtown Bloomington.

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Former McLean County Board chair Matt Sorensen is expected to report to federal prison Monday to begin serving his one-year sentence for defrauding State Farm and one of its consultants.

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The relentless hurricane season is keeping Bloomington-based insurers busy.

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State Farm’s plans to realign its IT operations include a voluntary buyout for some employees.

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An internal announcement this week at State Farm won’t have a major impact on the size of the insurer’s overall workforce in Bloomington-Normal, the company said Friday.

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Former McLean County Board chair Matt Sorensen was sentenced Tuesday to a year in federal prison for his role in a billing-fraud scheme against his State Farm, the final chapter in a stunning fall for one of Central Illinois’ most prominent politicians.

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State Farm has extended a helping hand towards victims of Hurricane Harvey, making a $40,000 donation to the Midwest Food Bank on Wednesday.

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State Farm Insurance says it will move 4,200 Mutual Automobile Insurance Company workers to Bloomington Normal and its large hubs in Atlanta, Dallas, and Phoenix over the next four years.

Some jobs will also move to other existing locations.

Spokesman Justin Tomczak says they are consolidating eleven smaller facilities in nine states to the headquarters and the hubs.

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