(40 ILCS 5/9-121)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 9-121)
Election of county officer to become contributor.
(a) Any employee elected by a vote of the people to a county office
may elect to become a contributor by exercising such election while in
(b) Upon election by a future entrant, credit shall accrue for all
service and credit shall be granted for all contributions made by and on
his behalf by the county for age and service and widow's annuity. The
employee may make contributions with interest at the effective rate,
equal to the sum which would have accumulated to his credit for age and
service and widow's annuity as of the date he becomes a contributor had
he made contributions from the
date of his assuming elective office to
the date he becomes a contributor. Concurrent credit shall be granted
for county contributions at the rate in effect during the periods for
which the employee made contributions.
Any future entrant who renders at least 2 years of service after such
election shall receive credit for all purposes of this Article,
including prior service, provided that if he has received a refund of
contributions with respect to any such service, credit shall not be
granted unless repayment is made of all such refunds, including interest
to the date of repayment.
(c) Upon election by a present employee, credit shall be granted and
county contributions shall be made for all purposes of this Article for
all periods prior to October 1, 1947, during which he was an officer or
employee of the county, except as otherwise prescribed in this Section.
Such county contributions shall be at the rates in effect for employees
under the provisions of "The 1925 Act" during periods for which credit
is allowed for the purposes specified in this paragraph together with
interest, and shall be considered together with all other contributions
in the computation of annuities to which the employee or his widow may
Any such present employee may elect to make additional contributions
with interest at 4% per annum, equal to the sum which would have
accumulated for age and service annuity and widow's annuity as of the
date he became a contributor had he made contributions throughout his
entire period of service for which county contributions are provided in
this Section. Such additional contributions shall be improved at
interest for the same period of time as regular contributions in the
case of any other present employee, and shall, together with all other
amounts contributed by the employee, be considered as
age and service annuity, widow's annuity and refund purposes.
(d) Any present employee who received a refund under "The 1925 Act"
prior to July 1, 1947, shall receive no credit for service covered by
such refund unless repayment is made by him of all such refunds,
including interest to the date of repayment.
(e) The time and manner of making additional contributions and
repayment of refunds shall be prescribed by the board.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)