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Title:Commerce Commission, Illinois
Website:Illinois Commerce Commission
Contact Name:Michael Merchant
Contact Title:Executive Director
Contact Comments:
Function:The Commission regulates public utilities and intrastate motor carriers; sets some rates of electric, natural gas, telephone, water and sewer companies; licenses household goods movers and relocation towing companies; inspects railroad crossings and tracks as well as rail cars carrying hazardous materials.
Term:5 years, expiring 3rd Monday of January in staggered years or until successor is appointed and qualified
Senate Confirmation:Yes
Party Affiliation:No more than 3 from same political party
Qualifications:Must serve on full-time basis and may not hold other salaried employment or public office. No employees, officials, or stockholders of corporations regulated by commission, or persons subject to commission regulation.
Compensation:Chairman, $139,572 per year; Commissioners, $121,889 per year
Composition:5 appointed by Governor, confirmed by the Senate.
Chair:Designated by the Governor
Authority:220 ILCS 5/2-101

 Member Names

Name (Last, First)Term ExpiresMember SinceAffiliationAppointed ByPositionTitleCounty
Bocanegra, Maria1/16/20234/8/2019IndependentGovernorMemberCook
Carrigan, Michael1/20/20251/31/2020DemocratGovernorMemberMacon
Kimbrel, D. Ethan1/16/20231/19/2018DemocratGovernorMemberCook
Zalewski, Carrie1/15/20243/29/2019DemocratGovernorChairCook