Bloomington-based State Farm insurance is spending $1.8 million over three years to help stranded motorists, and make itself more visible on the Illinois Tollway. The nation's largest auto insurer will use the money to sponsor tow trucks on the state Tollway. The trucks will now feature the State Farm Logo and colors. Drivers will also get new uniforms. The Executive Director of the tollway says that frees up some $2-Million a year that had been allocated to Patrol trucks helping drivers of disabled vehicles. There will also be new signs erected along the tollways. Over 32,000 people required roadside assistance from tow vehicles last year on the Illinois Tollway. State Farm already sponsors tow trucks in the state of New Jersey.
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