Quinn names new member of ICC

October 26, 2009 3:39:19 PM PDT
Governor Pat Quinn has appointed a new member of the Illinois Commerce Commission.John Colgan was named to the post Monday.

His appointment fills a vacancy left on the five-member commission when Robert Lieberman resigned in May.

It's subject to approval by the Illinois Senate.

Colgan lives in Springfield and is a former founding director of the Illinois Hunger Coalition.

Quinn says Colgan will bring a consumer focus to a state commission that determines utility rates.