Hi everybody, I plan to move to Chicago next year... just to experience life a little bit. Just wanted to get your overview on the insurance market out there! A little background about me...my first 2 years was with a captive mutual for life & annuity, 3rd year (approaching my 4th now) I am with a multiline educators insurance company writing home, auto, life, & annuity. I can say I am doing pretty well in all 4 areas. 80% of my new business are multiline households. I wanted to know a few things about Chicago..( I plan to live downtown ) 1) Is there a big P&C market in the downtown area of chicago? 2) Is the market dominated by big names such as Allstate/AAA/Nationwide/ETC or mostly through independent agencies? 3) What is the life & annuity market there like? Not really sure what else to ask...so any input will be greatly appreciated!