Governor Rauner Announces IWCC Appointments

On Friday, Governor Rauner announced that Arbitrator Joann Fratianni-Atsaves has been named Chair of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission. He also announced several Commissioner appointments: Management Commissioner Kevin Lamborn, Labor Commissioner David Gore have been reappointed. Replacing public member Dan Donohoo will be arbitrator Joshua Luskin. Labor Commissioner Charles DeVriendt remains serving although his term…


Governor Quinn appoints Ron Rascia Acting Chairman of the IWCC

Former IWCC Chairman Michael Latz resigned on November 30th and Governor Quinn has appointed Ronald A. Rascia as Acting Chairman, effective today. Chairman Rascia first joined the Commission in 2011 as General Counsel, and later added the duties of the Secretary of the Commission. Assistant Secretary Brendan O’Rourke will serve as Acting Secretary. Chairman Rascia…


Illinois Arbitration territory changes in 2015

News from the IWCC on the changing venues: Zone 4, which now consists of New Lenox and Ottawa, will add Kankakee as a new site. Zone 6, which now consists of Geneva, Wheaton, will add Elgin as another new hearing site. To view the new accident location table, go to http://www.iwcc.il.gov/location.xls All Chicago cases that were…


Governor Quinn Appoints Four New Arbitrators

Governor Pat Quinn appointed four new arbitrators to the Commission: Maria Bocanegra is an attorney at Katz Friedman, specializing in workers’ compensation. She previously worked as a judicial assistant to the Honorable David Furman and as a case administrator for the United States Bankruptcy Court in the District of Colorado. Ms. Bocanegra was also appointed…


IWCC announces 2014 open house dates

The Commission has announced March 19 and June 19 as the Chicago open house dates for the first half of 2014. The program will begin at 9:15 am.  After an overview of the court process, visitors will observe arbitration hearings and review-level oral arguments. After oral arguments end, there will be a question-and-answer period with…


IWCC announces Arbitrator and Commissioner assignments

Effective February 1, 2014, Arbitrator Barbara Flores will take over the call in Zone 4 (Geneva, New Lenox, Ottawa) formerly assigned to now-Commissioner Stephen Mathis. The panels of Commissioners will be as follows: Commissioners by panel: Panel A Panel B Panel C Employee representatives: Thomas Tyrrell Charles DeVriendt David Gore Public representatives: Michael Brennan Daniel…


Governor Quinn appoints new Commissioner and Arbitrator

Governor Quinn has appointed Arbitrator Stephen Mathis as a Commissioner representing the public. Commissioner Mathis has served as an Arbitrator since 1996. Governor Quinn also appointed Jessica Hegarty as an Arbitrator. Arb. Hegarty holds degrees from Loyola University and Chicago-Kent College of Law. She is a partner in the firm, Hegarty and Hegarty. According to…


Arbitrator Doug Holland

It is with deep sadness that we report that IWCC Arbitrator and La Salle County Historical Society President Douglas Holland, of Oglesby, passed away unexpectedly at his home in the early morning hours Thursday at the age of 56.  Arb. Holland had served as an arbitrator with the Commission since 1989, and prior to that served for three…