Workers' Compensation Commission
Board and Commission Details
Chief of Staff
Secretary of the Commission is Ronald A. Rascia (312-814-4932) FOIA officer - Cole Garrett (312 814 6620) - email@example.com Secretary of the Commission is Michele Kowalski (312-814-1545) FOIA Officer – Cecelia Kasmierski (312-814-6621) firstname.lastname@example.org
The Commission administers Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Diseases Acts that provide compensation for accidental injuries or death suffered while employed in the state. Prior to making appointments to the Commission, the Governor shall request that the Advisory Board make recommendations as to candidates to consider for appointment and the Advisory Board may then make such recommendations. The Commission conducts hearings, issues decisions, and approves settlements of cases under the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission Act and Occupational Diseases Act.
4 years, beginning 3rd Monday in January of staggered odd-numbered years, and until successor is appointed and qualified
No more than 6 from same political party.
Must be licensed to practice law in the State of Illinois; or served as an arbitrator at the Illinois Workers' Compensation Commission for at least 3 years; or has at least 4 years of professional labor relations experience. Commissioners must devote full time to their duties and may not practice law nor hold an office or position of profit under any federal, state or municipal government, or any other political subdivision.
Chairperson, $$172,269 per year, plus expenses; Members, $$164,066 per year, plus expenses.
10 appointed by Governor - 3 employers operating under Workers’ Compensation Act (Business) - 3 employees covered by Act (Labor) - 4 not identified with employers or employees (Public) (1 to be designated as chairperson) Secretary, Assistant Secretary, and Arbitrators appointed by commission
Designated by the Governor: Chairman
820 ILCS 305/13
|Name||Member Expiration||Member Since||Affiliation||Appointed By||Position||Title||County|
|Harris, Christopher||01/20/2025||03/19/2021||Democrat||Governor||Member, Public||Cook|
|Brennan, Michael||01/18/2027||03/15/2019||Democrat||Governor||Chair, Public||Cook|
|Parker, Marc||01/18/2027||03/15/2019||Democrat||Governor||Member, Labor||Madison|
|Simonovich, Amylee Hogan||01/18/2027||04/21/2023||Independent||Governor||Member, Labor|
|Doherty, Carolyn||01/20/2025||10/04/2021||Independent||Governor||Member, Public||DuPage|
|Simpson, Deborah||01/20/2025||03/06/2017||Republican||Governor||Member, Business|
|Doerries, Kathryn||01/18/2027||09/23/2019||Republican||Governor||Member, Business||DuPage|
|Mathis, Stephen||01/20/2025||02/10/2017||Republican||Governor||Member, Business||Sangamon|
|Portela, Maria||01/18/2027||03/15/2019||Independent||Governor||Member, Public||Cook|