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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, $144,038 per year; Commissioners, $125,790 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
Carrigan, Michael1/20/20251/31/2020DemocratGovernorMemberMacon
McCabe, Ann1/18/20272/1/2022RepublicanGovernorCommissionerCook
Paradis, Stacey1/17/20284/3/2023RepublicanGovernorMemberCook
Reddick, Conrad1/17/20281/13/2023DemocratGovernorMemberDuPage
Zalewski, Carrie1/15/20243/29/2019DemocratGovernorChairCook