(40 ILCS 5/5-213)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 5-213)
Credit for service in fire department.
Service rendered by a policeman, as a regular member of the paid fire
department of the city shall be counted, for annuity and benefit
purposes as if such service were rendered as a policeman of the city.
Any salary so received for service in the fire department shall be
considered, for the purposes of this Article, as salary received as a
Any such fireman who becomes a policeman shall be credited for
annuity purposes with an amount equal to the sums deducted from his salary,
or contributed by him, and paid into the Firemen's Pension Fund
existing in such city by operation of law prior to July 1, 1931, and
such credit shall be treated as prior service credits under this
Article. Such policeman also has the right to pay to the fund an amount
equal to the difference between the amount so credited and the sum he
would have accumulated as a policeman from deductions from salary for
annuity purposes on the date when such payment is made into this fund,
for a period of time corresponding to the period of his service in the
fire department subsequent to January 1, 1922, and the city shall
contribute concurrently such amounts as are provided by Sections 5-169
and 5-170 of this Article. No credit for service rendered while a
member of the fire department shall be allowed, for any of the purposes
of this Article, after July 1, 1931, except such periods of service for
which contributions were made in accordance with the provisions of the
Act relating to the firemen's annuity and benefit fund and for which
amounts have been paid into this fund.
Such credits, payments and city contributions shall be improved by
interest and be credited on the books of the fund; and when such
policeman attains age 57 while in the police service, or becomes
separated from service prior to attainment of 57 but after having
completed at least 20 years of service, the accumulation then to his
credit shall be transferred into the annuity payment reserve and shall
thereafter be of the same status as the salary deductions and city
contributions provided for by Sections 5-169 and 5-170. Such
additional payments and city contributions shall be subject to the
refund provisions of this Article.
Any such policeman who was a member of the fire department on the day
prior to the effective date shall be considered a present employee in
this fund and any policeman who entered the service of the fire
department subsequent to that date shall be classed as a future entrant.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)