(40 ILCS 5/8-227)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-227)
Service as police officer, firefighter or teacher.
(a) Service rendered by an employee as a police officer and member of
the regularly constituted police department of the city, or as a firefighter
and regular member of the paid fire department of the city, or as a teacher in
the public school system in the city shall be counted, for the purposes of this
Article, as service rendered as an employee of the city. Salary received for
any such service shall be treated, for the purposes of this Article, as salary
received for the performance of duty as an employee.
(b) Subsection (a) applies
to service rendered after the effective date only if the employee pays to the
Fund, prior to separation from service, an amount equal to what
would have accumulated in his or her account from salary deductions as
employee contributions, including interest at the effective rate, if such
contributions had been made for age and service and spouse's annuity during
all of such service; provided, that no service shall be counted or payments
received for any period of service for which the employee retains or has not
forfeited his or her rights to credit for the same period of service in
another annuity and benefit fund, or pension fund, in operation in the city
for the benefit of such police officers, firefighters, or teachers. The
amount transferred to the Fund under item (1) of Section 5-233.1, if any,
shall be credited against the contributions required under this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 92-599, eff. 6-28-02.)