(40 ILCS 5/9-135.1)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 9-135.1)
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.)