(5 ILCS 330/5) (from Ch. 126 1/2, par. 805)
    Sec. 5. Protected rights and benefits. The following rights and benefits shall be protected and preserved for persons entitled to protection under Section 4:
        (a) The provision of insurance coverage and its
    
automatic continuation immediately upon return to public employment.
        (b) The right to any promotional, employment,
    
contractual or salary benefits, or pension rights or benefits, conferred by operation of law, ordinance or other legal resolution having the force of law, or by a collective bargaining agreement existing at the time the public employee was placed on active duty status or that accrued while the employee was on such active status.
        (c) Any other right or benefit previously granted to
    
or conferred upon public employees similarly situated to those public employees placed on active duty status and conferred during the period of active duty status.
(Source: P.A. 87-815.)