(40 ILCS 5/9-135.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 9-135.1)
    Sec. 9-135.1. Death benefit. Upon the death of an employee in service or while receiving a retirement annuity, a death benefit of $1,000 shall be payable to such beneficiary as the member may have nominated by written direction duly acknowledged and filed with the Board, or if there is no such nomination, to the estate of the employee.
(Source: P.A. 87-794.)