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Quinn names Scott ICC chairman a second time

Published: Friday, March 14, 2014 4:31 p.m. CDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has named Doug Scott to a second term as the Illinois Commerce Commission's chairman.

The Democratic governor said Friday that Scott helped Illinois become a leader in the use of renewable energy and saved consumers "hundreds of millions of dollars" in proposed utility rate hikes and consumer refunds.

Scott was first appointed in 2011.

Quinn says Scott "has proven himself time and time again as a strong advocate for Illinois' working families."

Scott's term ends in 2019.

Prior to his tenure at the ICC, Scott headed the state's Environmental Protection Agency. He was also Rockford mayor and a state representative.

Quinn says that as chairman, Scott saved Illinois residents $680 million in proposed utility rate hikes and secured $109 million in utility refunds.

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