(40 ILCS 5/11-169)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 11-169)
Financing; tax levy.
(a) Except as provided in subsection (f) of this Section, the city
council of the city shall levy a tax annually upon all taxable property in the
city at the rate that will produce a sum which, when added to the amounts
deducted from the salaries of the employees or otherwise contributed by them
and the amounts deposited under subsection (f), will be sufficient for the
requirements of this Article. For the years prior to the year 1950 the tax
rate shall be as provided for under "The 1935 Act". Beginning with the year
1950 to and including the year 1969 such tax shall be not more than .036%
annually of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue,
of all taxable property within such city. Beginning with the year 1970 and
each year thereafter through levy year 2016, the city shall levy a tax annually at a rate on the dollar
of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue
of all taxable property within such city that will
produce, when extended, not to exceed an amount equal to the total
amount of contributions by the employees to the fund
made in the calendar year 2 years prior to the year for which the annual
applicable tax is levied, multiplied by 1.1 for the years 1970, 1971 and
1972; 1.145 for the year 1973; 1.19 for the year 1974; 1.235 for the
year 1975; 1.280 for the year 1976; 1.325 for the year 1977; 1.370
for the years 1978 through 1998; and 1.000 for the year 1999
and for each year thereafter through levy year 2016. Beginning in levy year 2017, and in each year thereafter, the levy shall not exceed the amount of the city's total required contribution to the Fund for the next payment year, as determined under subsection (a-5). For the purposes of this Section, the payment year is the year immediately following the levy year.
The tax shall be levied and collected in like manner with the general
taxes of the city, and shall be exclusive of and in addition to the
amount of tax the city is now or may hereafter be authorized to levy for
general purposes under any laws which may limit the amount of tax which
the city may levy for general purposes. The county clerk of the county
in which the city is located, in reducing tax levies under the
provisions of any Act concerning the levy and extension of taxes, shall
not consider the tax herein provided for as a part of the general tax
levy for city purposes, and shall not include the same within any
limitation of the per cent of the assessed valuation upon which taxes
are required to be extended for such city.
Revenues derived from such tax shall be paid to the city treasurer of
the city as collected and held by the city treasurer for the benefit of the fund.
If the payments on account of taxes are insufficient during any year
to meet the requirements of this Article, the city may issue tax
anticipation warrants against the current tax levy.
The city may continue to use other lawfully available funds in lieu of all or part of the levy, as provided under subsection (f) of this Section.
(a-5)(1) Beginning in payment year 2018, the city's required annual contribution to the Fund for payment years 2018 through 2022 shall be: for 2018, $36,000,000; for 2019, $48,000,000; for 2020, $60,000,000; for 2021, $72,000,000; and for 2022, $84,000,000.
(2) For payment years 2023 through 2058, the city's required annual contribution to the Fund shall be the amount determined by the Fund to be equal to the sum of (i) the city's portion of projected normal cost for that fiscal year, plus (ii) an amount determined on a level percentage of applicable employee payroll basis that is sufficient to bring the total actuarial assets of the Fund up to 90% of the total actuarial liabilities of the Fund by the end of 2058.
(3) For payment years after 2058, the city's required annual contribution to the Fund shall be equal to the amount, if any, needed to bring the total actuarial assets of the Fund up to 90% of the total actuarial liabilities of the Fund as of the end of the year. In making the determinations under paragraphs (2) and (3) of this subsection, the actuarial calculations shall be determined under the entry age normal actuarial cost method, and any actuarial gains or losses from investment return incurred in a fiscal year shall be recognized in equal annual amounts over the 5-year period following the fiscal year.
To the extent that the city's contribution for any of the payment years referenced in this subsection is made with property taxes, those property taxes shall be levied, collected, and paid to the Fund in a like manner with the general taxes of the city.
(a-10) If the city fails to transmit to the Fund contributions required of it under this Article by December 31 of the year in which such contributions are due, the Fund may, after giving notice to the city, certify to the State Comptroller the amounts of the delinquent payments, and the Comptroller must, beginning in payment year 2018, deduct and deposit into the Fund the certified amounts or a portion of those amounts from the following proportions of grants of State funds to the city:
(1) in payment year 2018, one-third of the total
The State Comptroller may not deduct from any grants of State funds to the city more than the amount of delinquent payments certified to the State Comptroller by the Fund.
(b) On or before July 1, 2017, and each July 1 thereafter, the board shall certify to the
city council the annual amounts required under this Article, for which the tax herein
provided shall be levied for the following year. The board shall compute
the amounts necessary for the purposes of this fund to be credited to
the reserves established and maintained as herein provided, and shall
make an annual determination of the amount of the required city
contributions; and certify the results thereof to the city council.
(c) In respect to employees of the city who are transferred to the
employment of a park district by virtue of "Exchange of Functions Act of
1957" the corporate authorities of the park district shall annually levy
a tax upon all the taxable property in the park district at such rate
per cent of the value of such property, as equalized or assessed by the
Department of Revenue, as shall be sufficient, when
added to the amounts deducted from their salaries and
otherwise contributed by them, to provide the benefits to which they and
their dependents and beneficiaries are entitled under this Article. The
city shall not levy a tax hereunder in respect to such employees.
The tax so levied by the park district shall be in addition to and
exclusive of all other taxes authorized to be levied by the park
district for corporate, annuity fund, or other purposes. The county
clerk of the county in which the park district is located, in reducing
any tax levied under the provisions of any Act concerning the levy and
extension of taxes shall not consider such tax as part of the general
tax levy for park purposes, and shall not include the same in any
limitation of the per cent of the assessed valuation upon which taxes
are required to be extended for the park district. The proceeds of the
tax levied by the park district, upon receipt by the district, shall be
immediately paid over to the city treasurer of the city for the uses and
purposes of the fund.
The various sums to be contributed by the city and allocated for the
purposes of this Article, and any interest to be contributed by the city,
shall be taken from the revenue derived from the taxes authorized in this
Section, and no money of such city derived from any source other than
the levy and collection of those taxes or the sale of tax
anticipation warrants in accordance with the provisions of this Article shall
be used to provide revenue for this Article, except as expressly provided in
If it is not possible for the city to make contributions for age and
service annuity and widow's annuity concurrently with the employee's
contributions made for such purposes, such city shall
make such contributions as soon as possible and practicable thereafter
with interest thereon at the effective rate to the time they shall be
(d) With respect to employees whose wages are funded as participants
under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973, as amended
(P.L. 93-203, 87 Stat. 839, P.L. 93-567, 88 Stat. 1845), hereinafter
referred to as CETA, subsequent to October 1, 1978, and in instances
where the board has elected to establish a manpower program reserve, the
board shall compute the amounts necessary to be credited to the manpower
program reserves established and maintained as herein provided, and
shall make a periodic determination of the amount of required
contributions from the City to the reserve to be reimbursed by the
federal government in accordance with rules and regulations established
by the Secretary of the United States Department of Labor or his
designee, and certify the results thereof to the City Council. Any such
amounts shall become a credit to the City and will be used to reduce the
amount which the City would otherwise contribute during succeeding years
for all employees.
(e) In lieu of establishing a manpower program reserve with respect
to employees whose wages are funded as participants under the
Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973, as authorized by
subsection (d), the board may elect to establish a special municipality
contribution rate for all such employees. If this option is elected,
the City shall contribute to the Fund from federal funds provided under
the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act program at the special
rate so established and such contributions shall become a credit to the
City and be used to reduce the amount which the City would otherwise
contribute during succeeding years for all employees.
(f) In lieu of levying all or a portion of the tax required under this
Section in any year, the city may deposit of that year for the benefit of the fund, to be held in accordance with
this Article, an amount that, together with the taxes levied under this Section
for that year, is not less than the amount of the city contributions for that
year as certified by the board to the city council. The deposit may be derived
from any source legally available for that purpose, including, but not limited
to, the proceeds of city borrowings. The making of a deposit shall satisfy
fully the requirements of this Section for that year to the extent of the
amounts so deposited. Amounts deposited under this subsection may be used by
the fund for any of the purposes for which the proceeds of the tax levied by
the city under this Section may be used, including the payment of any amount
that is otherwise required by this Article to be paid from the proceeds of that
(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)