(40 ILCS 5/9-163) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 9-163)
    Sec. 9-163. Restoration of rights. An employee who has withdrawn as a refund the amounts credited for annuity purposes, and who re-enters service and serves for periods comprising at least 2 years after the date of the last refund paid to him, may have his annuity rights restored by making application to the board in writing for the privilege of reinstating such rights and by compliance with the following provisions:
        (a) The employee shall repay in full to the fund
while in service all refunds received, together with interest at the effective rate from the application date of such refund or refunds to the date of repayment.
        (b) If payment is not made in a single sum, the
repayment may be made in installments by deductions from salary or otherwise in such amounts as the employee may elect to pay, with interest at the effective rate accruing on unpaid balances.
        (c) If the employee withdraws from service or dies in
service before full repayment is made, or during the required return to service, the amounts repaid, including interest repaid but without further interest, shall be refunded in accordance with the refund provisions of this Article.
    For an employee who applies to the Fund to reinstate credit and repay a refund between January 1, 1993 and March 1, 1993, the 2 year minimum period of subsequent service required under item (a) shall be instead a period of 6 months.
    A person who establishes service credit under Section 9-121.16 may, at the same time, reinstate credit in this Fund and repay a refund without a return to service, notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 92-599, eff. 6-28-02.)