(50 ILCS 120/3) (from Ch. 24 1/2, par. 152)
    Sec. 3. The corporate authorities of any such municipal corporation may provide that, during the period of such furlough or leave of absence, payments shall be made to any pension fund from any funds under their control in lieu of deductions which would have been made from the salary of such employe had he continued in active service as an employe of such municipal corporation and in that event the pension trustees shall treat such payments in the same manner and with the same effect as if such payments were deductions from the salary of such employe, and shall also credit such employe with such concurrent contributions or other credits from the Municipal Corporation from taxes levied or to be levied for any such purposes as may be provided in the Act creating such pension fund for contributors thereto.
(Source: Laws 1941, vol. 1, p. 402.)