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PENSIONS
(40 ILCS 5/) Illinois Pension Code.

40 ILCS 5/22-208

    (40 ILCS 5/22-208) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-208)
    Sec. 22-208. Widow's and children's pension. Whenever any active member of the fire insurance patrol or any former member of the fire insurance patrol who has retired on pension under the provisions of this Division dies his widow or his child or children under 16 years of age shall be entitled to pension payable monthly as follows:
    (a) To the widow of a deceased active member, 12 1/2% of the salary of such member at the time of death, but not less than $30;
    (b) To the widow of a deceased member who has retired under the provisions of this Division, and which widow was married to such member at the date of his retirement 25% of the pension such member was receiving at the time of death, but not less than $30;
    (c) To any child or children under 16 years of age of a deceased active member or a deceased member who had retired under the provisions of this Division, $25 until such child or children shall reach the age of 16. Payment for the benefit of such minor child or children may be made to such person or persons and in such manner as the Board of Trustees shall in their sole discretion determine.
    The amount of such pensions or payments shall be uniform with respect to all widows of deceased patrolmen, and with respect to all children of deceased patrolmen.
    The amount of any future payments to be made to widows and children of deceased patrolmen who were receiving payments prior to July 7, 1955, shall be determined in accordance with this section.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-209

    (40 ILCS 5/22-209) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-209)
    Sec. 22-209. Pension ceases on marriage. No pension provided for in Section 22-208 shall be paid to any widow of a deceased member or former member of a fire insurance patrol after she has remarried after the decease of such member or former member.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-210

    (40 ILCS 5/22-210) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-210)
    Sec. 22-210. Duty disability pension. Whenever a member of the fire insurance patrol, while in the performance of his duty, becomes physically or mentally permanently disabled by reason of service in such fire insurance patrol, to such an extent as to necessitate his retirement from service in the fire insurance patrol, he shall be paid from the fund monthly a pension of 50% of his monthly salary or wages at date of retirement.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-211

    (40 ILCS 5/22-211) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-211)
    Sec. 22-211. Ordinary disability benefit. Whenever a member of the fire insurance patrol, while in the service of the fire insurance patrol, becomes physically or mentally permanently disabled from any cause not necessarily connected with his service in the fire insurance patrol, so as to necessitate his retirement from service in the fire insurance patrol, he may be retired by the Board of Trustees, and he may, in the discretion of said Board be paid monthly from the fund such sum as the said Board of Trustees shall determine, not exceeding a sum equal to 50% of his monthly wages or salary at the date of retirement.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-212

    (40 ILCS 5/22-212) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-212)
    Sec. 22-212. Physical examination. No person shall receive any pension or benefits under Sections 22-210 or 22-211 of this Division unless he is found to be physically or mentally permanently disabled upon examination by a medical officer designated by the Board of Trustees.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-213

    (40 ILCS 5/22-213) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-213)
    Sec. 22-213. Duties after retirement. The Board of Trustees, upon recommendation of the chief officer of the fire insurance patrol shall have the power to assign former members of the fire insurance patrol who are receiving a retirement pension under the provisions of this Division to the performance of light duties in said patrol without additional compensation.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-214

    (40 ILCS 5/22-214) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-214)
    Sec. 22-214. Reduction of pension. The pension or benefits provided for in Sections 22-207, 22-210 or 22-211 may be reduced by the Board of Trustees in an amount not exceeding 50% of any sums which a retired member of a fire insurance patrol receives under any Act of Congress or under a statute of any state providing for old age benefits, social security, unemployment insurance or other like benefits but excluding any payments of the United States or any State by reason of military or naval service.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-215

    (40 ILCS 5/22-215) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-215)
    Sec. 22-215. Financing. The Board of Trustees shall assess each member of the fire insurance patrol not to exceed 5% of his wages or salary, which assessment shall be uniform as to all members of the patrol. The amount so assessed shall be deducted and withheld by the Board of Underwriters, or the committee of the Board of Underwriters having charge of the fire insurance patrol, from the pay of each such member of the patrol at such times as the members of the patrol shall be paid their wages or salaries, and shall be at once paid into the pension fund.
    The Patrol Committee of the Board of Underwriters of such city, village or incorporated town, shall also set aside and pay into such pension fund not to exceed 10% of all moneys paid to such Board of Underwriters by insurance companies for sustaining the fire insurance patrol. Such percentage shall not be less than twice the percentage of the assessment against the members of the patrol.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-216

    (40 ILCS 5/22-216) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-216)
    Sec. 22-216. Board created. A board, composed of the president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, manager, chairman of the patrol committee, vice-chairman of the patrol committee and the chief officer of the fire insurance patrol of the Board of Underwriters of such city, village or incorporated town, shall be and constitute the Board of Trustees to control and manage the fund. The Board shall be known as "The Board of Trustees of the Patrolmen's Pension Fund".
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-217

    (40 ILCS 5/22-217) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-217)
    Sec. 22-217. Board officers. The Board of Trustees shall elect from their number a president, a secretary and a treasurer, and may elect from their number a vice president, an assistant secretary and an assistant treasurer. The vice president, assistant secretary and assistant treasurer, if elected, shall have all the powers and duties provided in this Division for the president, secretary and treasurer, respectively.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-218

    (40 ILCS 5/22-218) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-218)
    Sec. 22-218. Powers and duties of Board. The Board shall have the powers and duties stated in Section 22-219 to 22-225, inclusive, in addition to the other powers and duties provided in this Division.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-219

    (40 ILCS 5/22-219) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-219)
    Sec. 22-219. To control and manage fund. To have exclusive control and management of the pension fund.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-220

    (40 ILCS 5/22-220) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-220)
    Sec. 22-220. To determine benefits. To hear and decide all applications for pensions or benefits under this Division. The decision of the board of trustees on applications shall be final and conclusive and not subject to review or reversal except by the board of trustees upon application for that purpose.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-221

    (40 ILCS 5/22-221) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-221)
    Sec. 22-221. To accept gifts. To receive gifts and donations to the fund from all sources, including rewards in moneys, fees, gifts and emoluments, that shall be paid or given for or on account of extraordinary services by the fire insurance patrol or any member thereof (except when allowed to be retained by such member or given to endow a medal or other permanent or competitive award). Also to accept any gifts or donations of money from the Board of Underwriters from any of its funds in addition to the sums required to be paid into the pension fund under this Division.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-222

    (40 ILCS 5/22-222) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-222)
    Sec. 22-222. To invest funds. To invest funds coming into their hands in the name of the Board of Trustees of the patrolmen's pension fund, in such investments as may be made by a trustee of a trust fund under the laws of the State of Illinois and as may be approved by the Board of Trustees. No personal liability of the trustees or any of them shall attach by reason of any such investments made in good faith.
    No bank or savings and loan association shall receive investment funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements established pursuant to Section 6 of "An Act relating to certain investments of public funds by public agencies", approved July 23, 1943, as now or hereafter amended. The limitations set forth in such Section 6 shall be applicable only at the time of investment and shall not require the liquidation of any investment at any time.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

40 ILCS 5/22-223

    (40 ILCS 5/22-223) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-223)
    Sec. 22-223. To retain principal of investments. Except as provided in Section 22-232 the Board of Trustees shall have the right and power, in their sole discretion, to provide that the principal of invested funds shall be held intact and that each beneficiary of the benefit, pensions and payments provided in this Division shall receive only such equal percentage of such monthly benefits, pensions and payments as the income from the invested funds and the moneys received in accordance with Section 22-215 of this Division, shall be sufficient to provide. Nothing in this Section shall be held to require an increase in any benefit, pension or payment provided for in this Division.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-224

    (40 ILCS 5/22-224) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-224)
    Sec. 22-224. To keep records. To keep full and complete records of all its meetings and proceedings.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-225

    (40 ILCS 5/22-225) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-225)
    Sec. 22-225. To make rules. To make all necessary rules and regulations for the discharge of its duties.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-226

    (40 ILCS 5/22-226) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-226)
    Sec. 22-226. Deposit of moneys and property. All moneys, securities and other property belonging to the fund shall be deposited in such depository as the Board of Trustees shall order, and shall be at all times subject to the control of such board.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-227

    (40 ILCS 5/22-227) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-227)
    Sec. 22-227. Treasurer. The treasurer of the Board of Trustees shall keep books and accounts concerning the fund in the manner prescribed by the Board of Trustees. The books and accounts shall always be subject to the inspection of the Board of Trustees or any member thereof.
    The treasurer and assistant treasurer, if one be elected, shall each, within 10 days after his election or appointment, execute a bond to the Board of Underwriters, with good and sufficient security, in such penal sum as the Board of Trustees shall direct, to be approved by the Board of Trustees, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties of his office and that he will safely keep, hold and truly account for all moneys and property which may come into his hands as such treasurer or assistant treasurer, and that upon the expiration of his term he will surrender and turn over to his successor all unexpended moneys and all property which may have come into his hands as treasurer or assistant treasurer of such funds. Such bonds shall be filed in the office of the Board of Underwriters. In case of a breach of the same or of the conditions thereof suit may be brought on the same in the name of such Board of Underwriters for the use of such Board or of any person or persons injured by such breach.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-228

    (40 ILCS 5/22-228) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-228)
    Sec. 22-228. Moneys - How paid. All moneys ordered to be paid from the pension fund shall be paid by the treasurer or assistant treasurer of said Board of Trustees only upon warrants signed by the president or vice president of the said Board and countersigned by the secretary or assistant secretary thereof. No warrant shall be drawn except by order of the Board of Trustees and duly entered in the records of the proceedings of the Board of Trustees.
    In case the pension fund or any part thereof shall be deposited in any savings and loan association or bank or loaned, all interest on money which may be paid on account of any such loan or deposit shall belong to and constitute a part of such fund. The treasurer shall have no power to loan or deposit such fund or any part thereof unless authorized by the Board of Trustees.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

40 ILCS 5/22-229

    (40 ILCS 5/22-229) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-229)
    Sec. 22-229. Annual report of trustees. During the month of January in each year the Board of Trustees shall make a report to the Board of Underwriters of the condition of the pension fund as of the close of the preceding calendar year.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/22-230

    (40 ILCS 5/22-230) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 22-230)
    Sec. 22-230. Fund exempt from seizure. No portion of the pension fund shall, either before or after its order of distribution by such Board of Trustees to such disabled or retired members of the fire insurance patrol or to the surviving spouse or such minor child or children of the deceased, be held, seized, taken, subject to, or detained or levied on by virtue of any judgment, interlocutory or other order, or any process or proceeding whatever of or issued by any court of this State for the payment or satisfaction in whole or in part of any debt, damages, claim, demand or judgment against such member or surviving spouse or minor child or children but the fund shall be kept secure and distributed for the purpose of pensioning the persons named in this Division, and for no other purpose whatsoever.
(Source: P.A. 83-346.)