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Miguel del Valle was appointed by Governor Pat Quinn Feb. 8 to a five year term on the Illinois Commerce Commission. He previously served as the City Clerk of Chicago and was the first Hispanic elected to the Illinois State Senate, where he served for 20 years, including terms as co-chairman of the Latino Caucus and chairman of the Senate Education Committee. He is the co-founder of the Illinois Association of Hispanic State Employees and the Illinois Latino Advisory Council on Higher Education. He also serves as vice chairman of the Illinois Student Assistance Commission and as chairman of Illinois P-20 Council, an organization aimed at improving educational opportunities for students. Prior to holding elected office, he worked with several community-based agencies including the Union League Foundation for Boys and Girls Clubs and Association House, a human service agency in Chicago. He earned a master’s degree in guidance and counseling from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago.