(40 ILCS 5/22-208)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-208)
Widow's and children's pension.
Whenever any active member of the fire insurance patrol or any former
member of the fire insurance patrol who has retired on pension under the
provisions of this Division dies his widow or his child or children under
16 years of age shall be entitled to pension payable monthly as follows:
(a) To the widow of a deceased active member, 12 1/2% of the salary of
such member at the time of death, but not less than $30;
(b) To the widow of a deceased member who has retired under the
provisions of this Division, and which widow was married to such member at
the date of his retirement 25% of the pension such member was receiving at
the time of death, but not less than $30;
(c) To any child or children under 16 years of age of a deceased active
member or a deceased member who had retired under the provisions of this
Division, $25 until such child or children shall reach the age of 16.
Payment for the benefit of such minor child or children may be made to such
person or persons and in such manner as the Board of Trustees shall in
their sole discretion determine.
The amount of such pensions or payments shall be uniform with respect to
all widows of deceased patrolmen, and with respect to all children of
The amount of any future payments to be made to widows and children of
deceased patrolmen who were receiving payments prior to July 7, 1955, shall
be determined in accordance with this section.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)