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PENSIONS
(40 ILCS 5/) Illinois Pension Code.

40 ILCS 5/Art. 8

 
    (40 ILCS 5/Art. 8 heading)
ARTICLE 8. MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES', OFFICERS', AND OFFICIALS' ANNUITY AND
BENEFIT FUND--CITIES OVER 500,000 INHABITANTS

40 ILCS 5/8-101

    (40 ILCS 5/8-101) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-101)
    Sec. 8-101. Creation of fund. In each city of more than 500,000 inhabitants a Municipal Employees', Officers', and Officials' Annuity and Benefit Fund shall be created, set apart, maintained and administered, in the manner prescribed in this Article, for the benefit of the employees, officers and officials herein designated, and their beneficiaries.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-102

    (40 ILCS 5/8-102) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-102)
    Sec. 8-102. Terms defined. The terms used in this Article have the meanings ascribed to them in Sections 8-103 to 8-125, inclusive, except when the context otherwise requires.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-103

    (40 ILCS 5/8-103) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-103)
    Sec. 8-103. Fund.
    "Fund": The Municipal Employees', Officers', and Officials' Annuity and Benefit Fund herein created.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-104

    (40 ILCS 5/8-104) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-104)
    Sec. 8-104. The 1921 Act.
    "The 1921 Act": "An Act to provide for the creation, setting apart, maintenance and administration of a municipal employees', officers', and officials' annuity and benefit fund in cities having a population exceeding two hundred thousand inhabitants", approved June 29, 1921, as amended.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-105

    (40 ILCS 5/8-105) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-105)
    Sec. 8-105. Court and Law Department Employees' Annuity Act.
    "Court and Law Department Employees' Annuity Act": "An Act to provide for the creation, setting apart, maintenance and administration of a Municipal Court and Law Department Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund in cities having a population of more than two hundred thousand (200,000) inhabitants in which any Municipal Court has been or shall be established and maintained in accordance with law", approved July 8, 1935, as amended.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-106

    (40 ILCS 5/8-106) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-106)
    Sec. 8-106. Board of Election Commissioners Employees' Annuity Act.
    "Board of Election Commissioners Employees' Annuity Act": "An Act to provide for the creation, setting apart, maintenance and administration of a Board of Election Commissioners Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund in cities having a population of more than two hundred thousand (200,000) inhabitants in which any Board of Election Commissioners is functioning in accordance with law", approved July 8, 1935, as amended.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-107

    (40 ILCS 5/8-107) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-107)
    Sec. 8-107. Public School Employees' Pension Act of 1903.
    "Public School Employees' Pension Act of 1903": "An Act to provide for the formation and disbursement of a public school employees' pension fund in cities having a population exceeding one hundred thousand inhabitants", approved May 15, 1903, as amended.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-107.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-107.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-107.1)
    Sec. 8-107.1. Public Library Employes' Pension Act. "Public Library Employes' Pension Act": "An Act to provide for the formation and disbursement of a public library employes' pension fund in cities having a population exceeding 500,000 inhabitants," approved May 12, 1905, as amended, and as continued in, or superseded by the "Illinois Pension Code," approved March 18, 1963, under Article 19, Division 2, Secs. 19-201 to 19-220, both inclusive.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2300.)

40 ILCS 5/8-107.2

    (40 ILCS 5/8-107.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-107.2)
    Sec. 8-107.2. House of Correction Employees' Pension Act. "House of Correction Employees' Pension Act": "An Act to provide for the setting apart, formation and disbursement of a house of correction employees pension fund in cities having a population exceeding 150,000 inhabitants", approved June 10, 1911, as amended, and as continued in, or superseded by the Illinois Pension Code, approved March 18, 1963, under Article 19, Division 1, Sections 19-101 to 19-119, both inclusive, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)

40 ILCS 5/8-108

    (40 ILCS 5/8-108) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-108)
    Sec. 8-108. Exchange of Functions Act of 1957.
    "Exchange of Functions Act of 1957": "An Act in relation to an exchange of certain functions, property and personnel among cities and park districts having coextensive geographic areas and populations in excess of 500,000", approved July 5, 1957.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-109

    (40 ILCS 5/8-109) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-109)
    Sec. 8-109. Civil Service Act.
    "Civil Service Act": "An Act to regulate the civil service of cities", approved March 20, 1895, as amended, superseded by the provisions of Division 1 of Article 10 of the Illinois Municipal Code, relating to civil service in cities.
(Source: P.A. 81-782.)

40 ILCS 5/8-109.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-109.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-109.1)
    Sec. 8-109.1. "Municipal Personnel Ordinance": In the case of a city exercising constitutionally authorized home rule unit authority, an ordinance of any city in which this Article is in force and effect, establishing a substitute for and to supersede the "Civil Service Act" as the governing employment system of such city.
(Source: P.A. 81-782.)

40 ILCS 5/8-110

    (40 ILCS 5/8-110) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-110)
    Sec. 8-110. Employer. "Employer":
    (1) a city of more than 500,000 inhabitants;
    (2) the Board of Education of the city, with respect to any of its employees who participate in this Fund;
    (3) the Chicago Housing Authority, with respect to any of its employees who participate in this Fund subject to the provisions of Section 8-230.9;
    (4) the Public Building Commission of the city, with respect to any of its employees who participate in this Fund; and
    (5) the Retirement Board.
(Source: P.A. 92-599, eff. 6-28-02.)

40 ILCS 5/8-111

    (40 ILCS 5/8-111) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-111)
    Sec. 8-111. Effective date.
    "Effective date": January 1, 1922, for any city covered by The 1921 Act on the date this Article comes in effect; and January 1 of the first year after the year in which any city hereafter comes under this Article.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-112

    (40 ILCS 5/8-112) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-112)
    Sec. 8-112. Retirement board or board.
    "Retirement board" or "board": The Retirement Board of the Municipal Employees', Officers', and Officials' Annuity and Benefit Fund created by this Article.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-113

    (40 ILCS 5/8-113) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-113)
    Sec. 8-113. Municipal employee, employee, contributor, or participant. "Municipal employee", "employee", "contributor", or "participant":
    (a) Any employee of an employer employed in the classified civil service thereof other than by temporary appointment or in a position excluded or exempt from the classified service by the Civil Service Act, or in the case of a city operating under a personnel ordinance, any employee of an employer employed in the classified or career service under the provisions of a personnel ordinance, other than in a provisional or exempt position as specified in such ordinance or in rules and regulations formulated thereunder.
    (b) Any employee in the service of an employer before the Civil Service Act came in effect for the employer.
    (c) Any person employed by the board.
    (d) Any person employed after December 31, 1949, but prior to January 1, 1984, in the service of the employer by temporary appointment or in a position exempt from the classified service as set forth in the Civil Service Act, or in a provisional or exempt position as specified in the personnel ordinance, who meets the following qualifications:
        (1) has rendered service during not less than 12
    
calendar months to an employer as an employee, officer, or official, 4 months of which must have been consecutive full normal working months of service rendered immediately prior to filing application to be included; and
        (2) files written application with the board, while
    
in the service, to be included hereunder.
    (e) After December 31, 1949, any alderman or other officer or official of the employer, who files, while in office, written application with the board to be included hereunder.
    (f) Beginning January 1, 1984, any person employed by an employer other than the Chicago Housing Authority or the Public Building Commission of the city, whether or not such person is serving by temporary appointment or in a position exempt from the classified service as set forth in the Civil Service Act, or in a provisional or exempt position as specified in the personnel ordinance, provided that such person is neither (1) an alderman or other officer or official of the employer, nor (2) participating, on the basis of such employment, in any other pension fund or retirement system established under this Act.
    (g) After December 31, 1959, any person employed in the law department of the city, or municipal court or Board of Election Commissioners of the city, who was a contributor and participant, on December 31, 1959, in the annuity and benefit fund in operation in the city on said date, by virtue of the Court and Law Department Employees' Annuity Act or the Board of Election Commissioners Employees' Annuity Act.
    After December 31, 1959, the foregoing definition includes any other person employed or to be employed in the law department, or municipal court (other than as a judge), or Board of Election Commissioners (if his salary is provided by appropriation of the city council of the city and his salary paid by the city) -- subject, however, in the case of such persons not participants on December 31, 1959, to compliance with the same qualifications and restrictions otherwise set forth in this Section and made generally applicable to employees or officers of the city concerning eligibility for participation or membership.
    Notwithstanding any other provision in this Section, any person who first becomes employed in the law department of the city on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly shall be included within the foregoing definition, effective upon the date the person first becomes so employed, regardless of the nature of the appointment the person holds under the provisions of a personnel ordinance.
    (h) After December 31, 1965, any person employed in the public library of the city -- and any other person -- who was a contributor and participant, on December 31, 1965, in the pension fund in operation in the city on said date, by virtue of the Public Library Employees' Pension Act.
    (i) After December 31, 1968, any person employed in the house of correction of the city, who was a contributor and participant, on December 31, 1968, in the pension fund in operation in the city on said date, by virtue of the House of Correction Employees' Pension Act.
    (j) Any person employed full-time on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly by the Chicago Housing Authority who has elected to participate in this Fund as provided in subsection (a) of Section 8-230.9.
    (k) Any person employed full-time by the Public Building Commission of the city who has elected to participate in this Fund as provided in subsection (d) of Section 8-230.7.
(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)

40 ILCS 5/8-114

    (40 ILCS 5/8-114) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-114)
    Sec. 8-114. Present employee. "Present employee":
        (a) Any employee of an employer, or the board, on the
    
day before the effective date.
        (b) Any person who becomes an employee of the Board
    
of Education on the day before the effective date and who on June 30, 1923, was a contributor to any municipal pension fund in operation in the city on that date under the Public School Employees' Pension Act of 1903. Any such employee shall be considered a municipal employee during the entire time he has been in the service of the employer.
        (c) Any person who becomes an employee of the
    
municipal court or law department or Board of Election Commissioners on the day before the effective date, and who on December 31, 1959, was a participant in either of the funds in operation in the city on December 31, 1959, created under the Court and Law Department Employees' Annuity Act or the Board of Election Commissioners Employees' Annuity Act. Any such employee shall be considered a municipal employee during the entire time he has been in the service of the municipal court or law department or Board of Election Commissioners.
        (d) Any person who becomes an employee of the Public
    
Library on the day before the effective date, and who on December 31, 1965 was a contributor and participant in the fund created under the Public Library Employes' Pension Act, in operation in the city on December 31, 1965. Any such employee shall be considered a municipal employee during the entire time he has been in the service of the Public Library.
(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)

40 ILCS 5/8-115

    (40 ILCS 5/8-115) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-115)
    Sec. 8-115. Future entrant. "Future entrant":
    (a) Any employee of an employer or of the board, employed for the first time on or after the effective date.
    (b) Any person who becomes an employee of the Board of Education for the first time on or after the effective date, and who was a contributor on June 30, 1923, to any municipal pension fund then in operation in the city under the Public School Employees' Pension Act of 1903. Any such employee shall be considered a municipal employee during the entire time he has been in the service of the Board of Education.
    (c) Any person who becomes an employee of a municipal court or law department or Board of Election Commissioners for the first time on or after the effective date, and who was a participant on December 31, 1959, in either of the funds in operation in the city on December 31, 1959, created under the Court and Law Department Employees' Annuity Act or the Board of Election Commissioners Employees' Annuity Act. Any such employee shall be considered a municipal employee during the entire time he has been in the service of the municipal court, law department, or Board of Election Commissioners.
    (d) Any person who becomes an employee of the Public Library or a participant and contributor to the Public Library Employees' Pension Fund for the first time on or after the effective date, and who was a contributor and participant on December 31, 1965 in such fund created under the Public Library Employees' Pension Act in operation in the city on December 31, 1965. Any such person shall be considered a municipal employee during the entire time he has been in the service of the Public Library or during the entire time for which he was covered, as an employee, in the fund created under the aforesaid Act.
    (e) Any person who becomes an employee of the house of correction or a participant and contributor to the House of Correction Employees' Pension Fund for the first time on or after the effective date, and who was a contributor and participant on December 31, 1968 in such fund created under the House of Correction Employees' Pension Act in operation in the City on December 31, 1968. Any such person shall be considered a municipal employee during the entire time he has been in the service of the House of Correction.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

40 ILCS 5/8-116

    (40 ILCS 5/8-116) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-116)
    Sec. 8-116. Service, term of service, period of service, years of service.
    "Service", "term of service", "period of service", "years of service": Service as described in this Article, except that for any person who on December 31, 1959, was a participant in a fund created by the Court and Law Department Employees' Annuity Act or the Board of Election Commissioners Employees' Annuity Act, service shall include all periods prior to January 1, 1960, credited as service in such other fund, which service shall be credited on January 1, 1960, in the fund herein provided for--on the basis, and for such total or fractional number of days, months, or years, to his credit on December 31, 1959, in such other fund under the provisions of the law governing the fund in which he was then a participant.
    In the case of any person who on December 31, 1965 was a participant and contributor in the fund created under the Public Library Employees' Pension Act, in operation in the city on December 31, 1965, service prior to January 1, 1966 shall be credited and shall include all periods prior to January 1, 1966, credited as service in such fund, which service shall be credited on January 1, 1966 in the fund herein provided for--on the basis, and for such total or fractional number of days, months, or years, to his credit on December 31, 1965 in such other fund under the provisions of the law governing such said fund in which he was then a participant. Service rendered thereafter shall be credited as service on the basis as described in this Article.
    In the case of any person who on December 31, 1968 was a participant and contributor in the fund created under the House of Correction Employees' Pension Act, in operation in the city on December 31, 1968, service prior to January 1, 1969 shall be credited and shall include all periods prior to January 1, 1969, credited as service in such fund, which service shall be credited on January 1, 1969 in the fund herein provided for--on the basis, and for such total or fractional number of days, months, or years, to his credit on December 31, 1968 in such other fund under the provisions of the law governing such fund in which he was then a participant. Service rendered thereafter shall be credited as service on the basis as described in this Article.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 181.)

40 ILCS 5/8-117

    (40 ILCS 5/8-117) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-117)
    Sec. 8-117. Salary. "Salary": Annual salary of an employee as follows:
    (a) Beginning on the effective date and prior to July 1, 1947, $3,000; and beginning on July 1, 1947 and prior to July 1, 1953, $4,800; and beginning on July 1, 1953 and prior to July 1, 1957, $6,000 shall be the maximum amount of annual salary of any employee which shall be considered for any purpose hereunder.
    (b) If appropriated, fixed or arranged on an annual basis, beginning July 1, 1957, the actual sum payable during the year if the employee worked the full normal working time in his position, at the rate of compensation, exclusive of overtime and final vacation, appropriated or fixed as salary or wages for service in the position.
    (c) If appropriated, fixed or arranged on other than an annual basis, beginning July 1, 1957, the applicable schedules specified in Sections 8-233 and 8-235 shall be used for conversion of the salary to an annual basis.
    (d) Beginning July 13, 1941, if the city provides lodging for an employee without charge, his salary shall be considered to be $120 a year more than the amount payable as salary for the year; the salary of an employee for whom daily meals are provided without charge by the city shall be considered to be $120 a year more than the amount payable as his salary for the year, for each such daily meal, not exceeding three per day.
    (e) Beginning September 19, 1981, the salary of a person who was or is an employee of a Board of Education on or after that date shall include the amount of employee contributions, if any, picked up by the employer for that employee under Section 8-174.1.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

40 ILCS 5/8-118

    (40 ILCS 5/8-118) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-118)
    Sec. 8-118. Actual compensation.
    "Actual compensation": Beginning July 3, 1935, and prior to July 1, 1947, the actual sum without limitation and beginning July 1, 1947 and prior to July 1, 1953, the actual sum not in excess of $4,800; and beginning July 1, 1953 the actual sum not in excess of $6,000 a year, appropriated by the employer or paid by the board as salary or wages, for service in any position held by an employee.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-119

    (40 ILCS 5/8-119) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-119)
    Sec. 8-119. Disability.
    "Disability": A physical or mental incapacity as the result of which an employee is unable to perform the duties of his assigned position.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-120

    (40 ILCS 5/8-120) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-120)
    Sec. 8-120. Child or children. "Child" or "children": The natural child or children, or any child or children legally adopted by an employee.
(Source: P.A. 95-279, eff. 1-1-08.)

40 ILCS 5/8-121

    (40 ILCS 5/8-121) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-121)
    Sec. 8-121. Withdrawal from service or withdrawal.
    "Withdrawal from service" or "withdrawal": Discharge or resignation of an employee.
    For the purpose of improving sums to the credit of municipal employees for annuity purposes at the 3%, 3 1/2% or 4% per annum interest rate herein provided, re-entrance into service within 12 months after withdrawal from service by persons who have not received a refund under this Article shall be considered continuation in service; and for refund purposes a withdrawal from service shall not be final until 30 days after the effective date of the withdrawal.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-122

    (40 ILCS 5/8-122) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-122)
    Sec. 8-122. Assets.
    "Assets": The total value of cash, securities and other property held. Bonds shall be valued at their amortized book values.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-123

    (40 ILCS 5/8-123) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-123)
    Sec. 8-123. Municipal pension fund.
    "Municipal pension fund": Any pension fund created and operated under "An Act to provide for the formation and disbursements of a pension fund in cities, villages and incorporated towns having a population exceeding 100,000 inhabitants for municipal employees appointed to their positions, under and by virtue of an Act entitled, 'An Act to regulate the civil service of cities', approved and in force March 20, 1895, and for those who are appointed prior to the passage of said Act and who are now in the service of such city, village or town", approved May 31, 1911, as amended, or under "An Act to provide for the formation and disbursement of a public school employees' pension fund in cities having a population exceeding one hundred thousand inhabitants", approved May 15, 1903, as amended.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-124

    (40 ILCS 5/8-124) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-124)
    Sec. 8-124. Effective rate of interest, interest at the effective rate or interest.
    "Effective rate of interest", "interest at the effective rate" or "interest": Interest at 4% per annum for an employee who was a contributor on January 1, 1952; and at 3% per annum for an employee who becomes a contributor after January 1, 1952. In all cases involving reserves, credits, transfers, and charges, "effective rate of interest", "interest at the effective rate" or "interest" shall be applied at these rates.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-125

    (40 ILCS 5/8-125) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-125)
    Sec. 8-125. Annuity.
    "Annuity": Equal monthly payments for life, unless otherwise specified.
    For annuities taking effect before January 1, 1998, the first payment shall be due and payable one month after the occurrence of the event upon which payment of the annuity depends, and the last payment shall be due and payable as of the date of the annuitant's death and shall be prorated from the date of the last preceding payment to the date of death for deaths that occur on or before March 31, 2000. All payments made on or after April 1, 2000 shall be made on the first day of the calendar month and the last payment shall be made on the first day of the calendar month in which the annuity payment period ends. All payments for months beginning with April of 2000 shall be for the entire calendar month, without proration. A pro rata amount shall be paid for that part of the month from the March 2000 annuity payment date through March 31, 2000.
    For annuities taking effect on or after January 1, 1998, payments shall be made as of the first day of the calendar month, with the first payment to be made as of the first day of the calendar month coincidental with or next following the first day of the annuity payment period, and the last payment to be made as of the first day of the calendar month in which the annuity payment period ends. For annuities taking effect on or after January 1, 1998, all payments shall be for the entire calendar month, without proration.
    For the purposes of this Section, the "annuity payment period" means the period beginning on the day after the occurrence of the event upon which payment of the annuity depends, and ending on the day upon which the death of the annuitant or other event terminating the annuity occurs.
(Source: P.A. 90-31, eff. 6-27-97; 91-887, eff. 7-6-00.)

40 ILCS 5/8-126

    (40 ILCS 5/8-126) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-126)
    Sec. 8-126. Persons to whom article does not apply. (A) This Article does not apply to any of the following persons:
    (a) Any person employed in a position the duties of which will not ordinarily permit the following periods of service during a calendar year: - (1) 4 months in any case where the salary or wage is on a monthly basis; (2) 17 weeks in any case where the salary or wage is on a weekly basis; (3) 100 days in any case where the salary or wage is on a daily basis; or (4) 700 hours in any case where the salary or wage is on an hourly basis;
    (b) Any person employed in a position classified by the civil service commission of the city, or by the personnel office in a city with a personnel ordinance, as in the labor service unless he is a participant in a Municipal Pension Fund in operation in the city on the effective date, or unless he was employed in such position, if he was in the service of the employer on the effective date, and is not a participant in any such pension fund, if within 6 months thereafter he applies in writing to the board to be included under this Article;
    (c) Any person who enters service at age 65 or more prior to January 1, 1979, or who enters the service at age 70 or more subsequent to January 1, 1979, or who has not become a contributor prior to such ages;
    (d) Any person employed by an employer or the board while a contributor or eligible to contribute to any annuity and benefit fund, annuity and retirement fund or any pension fund now or hereafter in operation in such city for the benefit of employees of the employer, except the annuity and benefit fund herein provided for or a Municipal Pension Fund, or while receiving a pension or annuity, other than widow's or child's annuity, from any of such aforesaid funds; or
    (e) Any person transferred to the employment of an employer by virtue of the "Exchange of Functions Act of 1957".
    (B) The board of trustees may, by resolution, exclude persons who become employees after June 30, 1979 as public service employment program participants under the Federal Comprehensive Employment and Training Act and whose wages or fringe benefits are paid in whole or in part by funds provided under such Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-23.)

40 ILCS 5/8-126.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-126.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-126.1)
    Sec. 8-126.1. Gender.
    The masculine gender whenever used in this Article includes the feminine gender and all annuities and other benefits applicable to male employees and their survivors, and the contributions to be made for widows' annuities or other annuities, benefits, and refunds, shall apply with equal force to female employees and their survivors, without any modification or distinction whatsoever.
(Source: P.A. 78-1129.)

40 ILCS 5/8-126.2

    (40 ILCS 5/8-126.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-126.2)
    Sec. 8-126.2. Validation of Service. Every participant in the Fund on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1979 shall be deemed to have been a municipal employee throughout the entire period of his service during which he was a contributor and participant and for which period of service he is credited with the required contributions to the Fund for annuity purposes. The period or term of service credited shall be based on the applicable provisions of this Article relating thereto. Any past service credited or annuity granted to any participant and contributor prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1979, based on the service of any participant and contributor prior to or subsequent to the effective date of the "Municipal Personnel Ordinance" of Chicago or the "Illinois Municipal Code" relating to civil service of cities, shall be deemed validly credited or granted for all purposes of this Article.
(Source: P.A. 81-782.)

40 ILCS 5/8-126.3

    (40 ILCS 5/8-126.3) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-126.3)
    Sec. 8-126.3. Age Discrimination. Notwithstanding any other provisions in this Article, it is the intention of the General Assembly to comply with the federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, as amended by the Age Discrimination in Employment Amendments of 1986 and the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1986, as required with respect to benefits for older individuals. For this purpose, if required, the following changes shall govern with respect to other Sections of this Article, effective January 1, 1988 unless otherwise specified.
    (1) Contributions. Beginning immediately, the spouse contribution shall not cease at age 65, but shall continue during the term of service. Beginning immediately, concurrent city contributions shall be made during the term of service.
    (2) Money purchase accounts "fixed" at age 65. Beginning January 1, 1988, for all purposes, accruals after age 65 for the accounts of those employees who have not withdrawn or retired shall be "unfixed" with interest from the date fixed to January 1, 1988, without any contribution from the time originally fixed until the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1989. Thereafter, all money purchase accounts shall not be "fixed", but shall continue to accrue until time of withdrawal. No contributions are permitted from the time "fixed" until the time "unfixed".
    (3) Employee money purchase annuity after age 65. Beginning January 1, 1988, all money purchase annuities shall be computed without limitation for age at time of withdrawal and without being "fixed" at any limiting age.
    (4) Disability benefits. Beginning January 1, 1987, the age 70 limitation is removed.
    (5) Widows and wives not entitled to annuity. Beginning January 1, 1988, there shall be no requirement that marriage take place before the employee attained age 65. Any "no spouse" refund must be repaid with interest before a spouse annuity is payable.
    (6) Children. Beginning January 1, 1988, there shall be no age 65 requirement on the employee age for a child's annuity.
    (7) Service credit. Beginning January 1, 1987, service credit shall include any period of disability after age 70 for which the participant receives Workers' Compensation benefits and during which the participant did not receive a disability benefit from the fund but could have except for the age 70 limitation.
    (8) Compensation and supplemental annuities. The age condition shall remain at 65.
    (9) Accounting. Beginning January 1, 1988, or as soon as practical, the Annuity Payment Fund Accounts and the Prior Service Fund Accounts "fixed" shall be "unfixed" and the appropriate amounts returned to the Salary Deduction Fund Account and the corresponding City Contribution Fund Account.
    (10) Refunds. Beginning immediately, there shall be no in-service distribution of a "no spouse" refund. Such distribution, if any, shall be made as otherwise provided. Likewise, there shall be no other refund of deductions after fixed or excess cost. Any "no spouse" refund must be repaid with interest before a spouse annuity is payable.
    (11) Re-entry into service. Beginning January 1, 1988, for any re-entry into service after age 65, the employee's money purchase annuity and the widow's money purchase annuity may be recomputed if it is more beneficial to do so.
    (12) Membership. Beginning January 1, 1988, the age 70 limitation for membership shall be removed if federal law or regulation should require it. Accordingly, any person age 70 or older may elect to have this Article apply by filing written notice of such intent with the retirement board within 4 months after the date of entering service.
    (13) Computation. Benefits using accruals after age 65 will begin to be computed January 1, 1988. No benefits will be recomputed for any annuitant who has withdrawn before January 1, 1988.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/8-127

    (40 ILCS 5/8-127) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-127)
    Sec. 8-127. Time of fixing annuities-Waiver.
    No annuity or disability benefit shall be fixed, granted or paid under this Article before the effective date.
    Any retired employee or widow annuitant may execute a waiver of his or her right to receive all or part of the total annuity. A waiver shall take effect upon its being filed with the board, and may not be revoked after it is executed and filed, except within the first 30 days after being filed.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-128

    (40 ILCS 5/8-128) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-128)
    Sec. 8-128. Prior service annuity-When due.
    A "Prior Service Annuity" shall be credited to present employees in accordance with the 1921 Act for service rendered prior to the effective date.
    Each such credit shall be improved by interest at the effective rate during the time the employee is in service until his annuity is fixed. In determining such credit, the employee's annual salary for his entire period of prior service shall be the salary in effect on the effective date.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-129

    (40 ILCS 5/8-129) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-129)
    Sec. 8-129. Age and service annuity.
    An "Age and Service Annuity" shall be credited employees for service rendered after the effective date.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-130

    (40 ILCS 5/8-130) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-130)
    Sec. 8-130. Annuities - Present employees and future entrants attaining age 65 in service.
    (a) A present employee who attains age 65 or more in service having age and service and prior service annuity credits sufficient to provide an annuity as of his age at such time equal to the amount he would have had if employee contributions and city contributions had been made in accordance with this Article during his entire term of service until age 65, shall be entitled to such annuity upon withdrawal.
    (b) A present employee who attains age 65 or more in service and who does not have the credits described in paragraph (a), shall be entitled, on the date of withdrawal, to such age and service annuity and prior service annuity provided from the total amounts to his credit therefor on the date of his withdrawal.
    (c) A future entrant who attains age 65 in service shall be entitled, upon withdrawal, to age and service annuity provided from the sum accumulated for such annuity at such age.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-131

    (40 ILCS 5/8-131) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-131)
    Sec. 8-131. Annuities-Present employees and future entrants-Withdrawal after age 60 and prior to 65.
    An employee who attains age 60 or more but less than age 65 in service, upon withdrawal, shall be entitled to annuity as of his attained age at such time as follows:
    1. Present Employee--age and service and prior service annuities provided from the total credits for such annuities on the date of withdrawal.
    2. Future entrant--age and service annuity provided from the total credits for such annuity on the date of withdrawal.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-132

    (40 ILCS 5/8-132) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-132)
    Sec. 8-132. Annuities - Present employees and future entrants - Withdrawal after age 55 and prior to 60. An employee who attains age 55 or more but less than age 60 in service having 10 or more years of service at date of withdrawal shall be entitled to annuity, from the date of withdrawal, as follows:
    1. Present employee and future entrant with 20 or more years of service - age and service annuity provided from the total credits from employee contributions and city contributions for such annuity, and, for a present employee, prior service annuity from the credits for such annuity.
    2. Present employee and future entrant with 10 or more but less than 20 years of service - age and service annuity provided from sums credited for such annuity from employee contributions, plus 1/10 of the accumulations for such annuity from city contributions for each year of service after the first 10 years; and in addition in the case of a present employee, the credits for prior service annuity on account of employee contributions to any Municipal Pension Fund in operation in the city on the effective date, or on June 30, 1923, and 1/10 of the prior service annuity credit under The 1921 Act and this Article, for each year of service after the first 10 years.
    Any such annuity shall be computed as of the employee's age on the date of withdrawal.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-133

    (40 ILCS 5/8-133) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-133)
    Sec. 8-133. Annuities - Present employees and future entrants - Withdrawal before age 55. An employee who withdraws after 10 years of service before age 55 and attains age 55 while out of service, shall be entitled to annuity, after attainment of age 55, as follows:
    1. Present employee and future entrant with 20 or more years of service - age and service annuity provided from the total credits from employee contributions and city contributions for such annuity, and, in addition in the case of a present employee, prior service annuity from the credits for such annuity.
    2. Present employee and future entrant with 10 or more but less than 20 years of service - age and service annuity provided from sums accumulated for such annuities from employee contributions, plus 1/10 of the city contributions for each year of service after the first 10 years; and in addition, in the case of a present employee, the credits for prior service annuity on account of employee contributions to any Municipal Pension Fund in operation in the city on the effective date, or on June 30, 1923, and 1/10 of the prior service annuity credit under The 1921 Act and this Article, for each year of service after the first 10 years.
    Any such annuity shall be computed as though the employee were age 55 when granted regardless of his actual age at the time of application. An employee shall not be entitled to annuity for any period between the date he attains age 55 and the date of application for annuity.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-134

    (40 ILCS 5/8-134) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-134)
    Sec. 8-134. Annuities-Re-entry into service. Annuity in excess of that fixed in Sections 8-131, 8-132 or 8-133 shall not be granted to any employee described therein, unless he reentered service before age 65. If such reentry occurs, his annuity shall be provided in accordance with Sections 8-130 to 8-133, inclusive, whichever are applicable.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-135

    (40 ILCS 5/8-135) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-135)
    Sec. 8-135. Service after time of fixing of annuity.
    Service rendered after the time of fixing an annuity shall not be considered for age and service annuity.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-136

    (40 ILCS 5/8-136) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-136)
    Sec. 8-136. Minimum annuities.
    A present employee who was a contributor to a municipal pension fund which has been merged into and become part of the fund in accordance with The 1921 Act or this Article who withdraws after such merger having 20 or more years of service and for whom the amount of annuity provided by this Article is less than the amount stated in this section has a right to receive annuity as follows:
    (a) $600 A year after the date of withdrawal if he is age 55 or more at such time.
    (b) $600 A year after the date he becomes age 55 if he is less than such age when he withdraws.
    In addition to the combined age and service and prior service annuities to which an employee is entitled (except one in receipt of pension or annuity from the annuity and benefit fund herein provided for on June 30, 1935), an employee with 35 or more years of service who has attained age 65 or more at the time he withdraws, is entitled to receive a sum equal to the difference between the combined age and service annuity and prior service annuity, and 50% of his highest "actual compensation", but not in excess of 33 1/3% of the combined age and service annuity and prior service annuity.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-136.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-136.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-136.1)
    Sec. 8-136.1. Minimum annuities for certain public library employees.
    An employee who was a contributor to and participant on December 31, 1965 in a Public Library Employes' Pension Fund which has been merged into and becomes part of the fund provided for in this Article, and who withdraws after such merger, shall have an optional right, in lieu of any other annuity, to receive annuity as follows:
    (a) $60.00 A month after the date of withdrawal if he then has 20 or more years of service and is age 50 or more years, plus an additional $7.00 a month for each additional full year of service after 20 years, with such total monthly annuity not to exceed 60% of the maximum monthly salary received during the employee's term of service, or the sum of $200.00, whichever is the lesser.
    (b) $30.00 A month after the date of withdrawal if he has 10 or more but less than 20 years of service and is then age 55 or more years, plus an additional $3.00 a month for each additional full year of service after 10 years.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2300.)

40 ILCS 5/8-136.2

    (40 ILCS 5/8-136.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-136.2)
    Sec. 8-136.2. Minimum annuities for certain house of correction employees and their widows.
    Any employee who was a contributor to and participant on December 31, 1968 in a House of Correction Employees' Pension Fund which has been merged into and become part of the fund provided for in this Article, and who withdraws after such merger, and has not withdrawn the contributions made by him to such Fund, shall have the optional right, in lieu of any other annuity provided for him under the provisions of this Article, to receive an annuity for life in the following indicated amount: provided, that the salary to be considered for the purpose of computation of such annuity under this Section, shall be the rate of salary attached to such employee's position in the house of correction at the date of his separation from such service, but in no event to exceed the maximum rate of salary in the amount and rate paid on and as of December 31, 1968, then considered as maximum for salary deduction purposes under the provisions of such House of Correction Employees' Pension Act.
    (a) For an employee who has contributed for a combined total of 25 years to such House of Correction Employees' Pension Fund and the Fund herein provided for, and is at least 55 years of age, an annuity of 40% of salary; provided, if such contributor remains in service until he serves 30 years or attains an age of 60 years, he shall receive an annuity of 45% of salary; and provided further if such contributor remains in service until he serves 35 years or attains an age of 65 years, the amount of the annuity shall be 50% of salary. Any such employee who has contributed for a combined total of more than 10 years but less than 25 years, an annuity, after attainment of the age of 55 years, equal to 1.15 of the amount he would have received had he remained a contributor until he had been in service for 25 years, for each year of service over 10 years; provided, that for the purposes of this Section service for 8 months in any one calendar year shall be considered a year of service for that year.
    (b) Any person receiving a disability pension from such aforesaid House of Correction Pension Fund on December 31, 1968, shall, if he does not return to the service, because of continued disablement, be entitled to a continuation of his disability pension, while disabled, in accord with the provisions of the law governing the superseded House of Correction Pension Fund, and upon termination of such pension, be then entitled to receive the annuity specified in and by the Act which provided for such superseded House of Correction Pension Fund, as such Act was applicable to him on December 31, 1968.
    (c) The widow of any employee who on December 31, 1968 was a contributor to and participant in a House of Correction Employees' Pension Fund which has been merged into and become a part of the fund provided for in this Article, whose husband dies subsequent to such date, while in the service or after becoming an annuitant, and who is credited with 15 or more years of contributing service, shall, upon his death, provided she was his wife while he was still in service and before he attained the age of 65 years, and had been such wife for at least 2 years before his death, be entitled to a widow's annuity of $125.00 a month to continue as long as she remains unmarried. The foregoing provisions of this paragraph shall not apply if the annuity for such widow, computed under other provisions of this Article, is greater than the amount indicated in this paragraph.
    (d) The widow of an employee who is retired and receiving an annuity from the House of Correction Employees' Pension Fund on December 31, 1968, shall, if eligible therefor, receive a widow's annuity after his death in accord with the provisions of the law governing the superseded House of Correction Employees' Pension Fund as of the date her husband retired from the service of such house of correction.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 181.)

40 ILCS 5/8-137

    (40 ILCS 5/8-137) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-137)
    (Text of Section WITH the changes made by P.A. 98-641, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 8-137. Automatic increase in annuity.
    (a) An employee who retired or retires from service after December 31, 1959 and before January 1, 1987, having attained age 60 or more, shall, in January of the year after the year in which the first anniversary of retirement occurs, have the amount of his then fixed and payable monthly annuity increased by 1 1/2%, and such first fixed annuity as granted at retirement increased by a further 1 1/2% in January of each year thereafter. Beginning with January of the year 1972, such increases shall be at the rate of 2% in lieu of the aforesaid specified 1 1/2%, and beginning with January of the year 1984 such increases shall be at the rate of 3%. Beginning in January of 1999, such increases shall be at the rate of 3% of the currently payable monthly annuity, including any increases previously granted under this Article. An employee who retires on annuity after December 31, 1959 and before January 1, 1987, but before age 60, shall receive such increases beginning in January of the year after the year in which he attains age 60.
    An employee who retires from service on or after January 1, 1987 shall, upon the first annuity payment date following the first anniversary of the date of retirement, or upon the first annuity payment date following attainment of age 60, whichever occurs later, have his then fixed and payable monthly annuity increased by 3%, and such annuity shall be increased by an additional 3% of the original fixed annuity on the same date each year thereafter. Beginning in January of 1999, such increases shall be at the rate of 3% of the currently payable monthly annuity, including any increases previously granted under this Article.
    (a-5) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), upon the first annuity payment date following (1) the third anniversary of retirement, (2) the attainment of age 53, or (3) January 1, 2002, whichever occurs latest, the monthly annuity of an employee who retires on annuity prior to the attainment of age 60 and has not received an increase under subsection (a) shall be increased by 3%, and the annuity shall be increased by an additional 3% of the current payable monthly annuity, including any increases previously granted under this Article, on the same date each year thereafter. The increases provided under this subsection are in lieu of the increases provided in subsection (a).
    (a-6) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (a-5), for all calendar years following the year in which this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly takes effect, an increase in annuity under this Section that would otherwise take effect at any time during the year shall instead take effect in January of that year.
    (b) Subsections (a), (a-5), and (a-6) are not applicable to an employee retiring and receiving a term annuity, as herein defined, nor to any otherwise qualified employee who retires before he makes employee contributions (at the 1/2 of 1% rate as provided in this Act) for this additional annuity for not less than the equivalent of one full year. Such employee, however, shall make arrangement to pay to the fund a balance of such 1/2 of 1% contributions, based on his final salary, as will bring such 1/2 of 1% contributions, computed without interest, to the equivalent of or completion of one year's contributions.
    Beginning with January, 1960, each employee shall contribute by means of salary deductions 1/2 of 1% of each salary payment, concurrently with and in addition to the employee contributions otherwise made for annuity purposes.
    Each such additional contribution shall be credited to an account in the prior service annuity reserve, to be used, together with city contributions, to defray the cost of the specified annuity increments. Any balance in such account at the beginning of each calendar year shall be credited with interest at the rate of 3% per annum.
    Such additional employee contributions are not refundable, except to an employee who withdraws and applies for refund under this Article, and in cases where a term annuity becomes payable. In such cases his contributions shall be refunded, without interest, and charged to such account in the prior service annuity reserve.
    (b-5) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary:
        (1) A person retiring after the effective date of
    
this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly shall not be eligible for an annual increase under this Section until one full year after the date on which such annual increase otherwise would take effect under this Section.
        (2) Except for persons eligible under subdivision (4)
    
of this subsection for a minimum annual increase, there shall be no annual increase under this Section in years 2017, 2019, and 2025.
        (3) In all other years, beginning January 1, 2015,
    
the Fund shall pay an annual increase to persons eligible to receive one under this Section, in lieu of any other annual increase provided under this Section (but subject to the minimum increase under subdivision (4) of this subsection, if applicable) in an amount equal to the lesser of 3% or one-half the annual unadjusted percentage increase (but not less than zero) in the consumer price index-u for the 12 months ending with the September preceding each November 1 of the person's last annual annuity amount prior to January 1, 2015, or if the person was not yet receiving an annuity on that date, then this calculation shall be based on his or her originally granted annual annuity amount.
        For the purposes of this Section, "consumer price
    
index-u" means the index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor that measures the average change in prices of goods and services purchased by all urban consumers, United States city average, all items, 1982-84 = 100.
        (4) A person is eligible under this subdivision (4)
    
to receive a minimum annual increase in a particular year if: (i) the person is otherwise eligible to receive an annual increase under subdivision (3) of this subsection, and (ii) the annual amount of the annuity payable at the time of the increase, including all increases previously received, is less than $22,000.
        Beginning January 1, 2015, for a person who is
    
eligible under this subdivision (4) to receive a minimum annual increase in the year 2017, 2019, or 2025, the annual increase shall be 1% of the person's last annual annuity amount prior to January 1, 2015, or if the person was not yet receiving an annuity on that date, then 1% of his or her originally granted annual annuity amount.
        Beginning January 1, 2015, for any other year in
    
which a person is eligible under this subdivision (4) to receive a minimum annual increase, the annual increase shall be as specified under subdivision (3), but not less than 1% of the person's last annual annuity amount prior to January 1, 2015 or, if the person was not yet receiving an annuity on that date, then not less than 1% of his or her originally granted annual annuity amount.
    For the purposes of Section 1-103.1, this subsection (b-5) is applicable without regard to whether the employee was in active service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly. This subsection (b-5) applies to any former employee who on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly is receiving a retirement annuity and is eligible for an automatic annual increase under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-641, eff. 6-9-14.)
 
    (Text of Section WITHOUT the changes made by P.A. 98-641, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 8-137. Automatic increase in annuity.
    (a) An employee who retired or retires from service after December 31, 1959 and before January 1, 1987, having attained age 60 or more, shall, in January of the year after the year in which the first anniversary of retirement occurs, have the amount of his then fixed and payable monthly annuity increased by 1 1/2%, and such first fixed annuity as granted at retirement increased by a further 1 1/2% in January of each year thereafter. Beginning with January of the year 1972, such increases shall be at the rate of 2% in lieu of the aforesaid specified 1 1/2%, and beginning with January of the year 1984 such increases shall be at the rate of 3%. Beginning in January of 1999, such increases shall be at the rate of 3% of the currently payable monthly annuity, including any increases previously granted under this Article. An employee who retires on annuity after December 31, 1959 and before January 1, 1987, but before age 60, shall receive such increases beginning in January of the year after the year in which he attains age 60.
    An employee who retires from service on or after January 1, 1987 shall, upon the first annuity payment date following the first anniversary of the date of retirement, or upon the first annuity payment date following attainment of age 60, whichever occurs later, have his then fixed and payable monthly annuity increased by 3%, and such annuity shall be increased by an additional 3% of the original fixed annuity on the same date each year thereafter. Beginning in January of 1999, such increases shall be at the rate of 3% of the currently payable monthly annuity, including any increases previously granted under this Article.
    (a-5) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), upon the first annuity payment date following (1) the third anniversary of retirement, (2) the attainment of age 53, or (3) January 1, 2002, whichever occurs latest, the monthly annuity of an employee who retires on annuity prior to the attainment of age 60 and has not received an increase under subsection (a) shall be increased by 3%, and the annuity shall be increased by an additional 3% of the current payable monthly annuity, including any increases previously granted under this Article, on the same date each year thereafter. The increases provided under this subsection are in lieu of the increases provided in subsection (a).
    (a-6) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and (a-5), for all calendar years following the year in which this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly takes effect, an increase in annuity under this Section that would otherwise take effect at any time during the year shall instead take effect in January of that year.
    (b) Subsections (a), (a-5), and (a-6) are not applicable to an employee retiring and receiving a term annuity, as herein defined, nor to any otherwise qualified employee who retires before he makes employee contributions (at the 1/2 of 1% rate as provided in this Act) for this additional annuity for not less than the equivalent of one full year. Such employee, however, shall make arrangement to pay to the fund a balance of such 1/2 of 1% contributions, based on his final salary, as will bring such 1/2 of 1% contributions, computed without interest, to the equivalent of or completion of one year's contributions.
    Beginning with January, 1960, each employee shall contribute by means of salary deductions 1/2 of 1% of each salary payment, concurrently with and in addition to the employee contributions otherwise made for annuity purposes.
    Each such additional contribution shall be credited to an account in the prior service annuity reserve, to be used, together with city contributions, to defray the cost of the specified annuity increments. Any balance in such account at the beginning of each calendar year shall be credited with interest at the rate of 3% per annum.
    Such additional employee contributions are not refundable, except to an employee who withdraws and applies for refund under this Article, and in cases where a term annuity becomes payable. In such cases his contributions shall be refunded, without interest, and charged to such account in the prior service annuity reserve.
(Source: P.A. 92-599, eff. 6-28-02; 92-609, eff. 7-1-02; 93-654, eff. 1-16-04.)

40 ILCS 5/8-137.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-137.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-137.1)
    (Text of Section WITH the changes made by P.A. 98-641, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 8-137.1. Automatic increases in annuity for certain heretofore retired participants.
    (a) A retired municipal employee who (i) is receiving annuity based on a service credit of 20 or more years regardless of age at retirement or based on a service credit of 15 or more years with retirement at age 55 or over, and (ii) does not qualify for the automatic increases in annuity provided for in Section 8-137 of this Article, and (iii) elects to make a contribution to the Fund at a time and manner prescribed by the Retirement Board, of a sum equal to 1% of the amount of final monthly salary times the number of full years of service on which the annuity was based in those cases where the annuity was computed on the money purchase formula and in those cases in which the annuity was computed under the minimum annuity formula provisions of this Article a sum equal to 1% of the average monthly salary on which the annuity was based times such number of full years of service, shall have his original fixed and payable monthly amount of annuity increased in January of the year following the year in which he attains the age of 65 years, if such age of 65 years is attained in the year 1969 or later, by an amount equal to 1-1/2%, and by an equal additional 1-1/2% in January of each year thereafter. Beginning with January of the year 1972, such increases shall be at the rate of 2% in lieu of the aforesaid specified 1 1/2%, and beginning January of the year 1984 such increases shall be at the rate of 3%. Beginning in January of 1999, such increases shall be at the rate of 3% of the currently payable monthly annuity, including any increases previously granted under this Article.
    Whenever the retired municipal employee receiving annuity has attained the age of 66 or more in 1969, he shall have such annuity increased in January, 1970 by an amount equal to 1-1/2% multiplied by the number equal to the number of months of January elapsing from and including January of the year immediately following the year he attained the age of 65 if retired at or before age 65, or from and including January of the year immediately following the year of retirement if retired at an age greater than 65, to and including January, 1970, and by an equal additional 1-1/2% in January of each year thereafter. Beginning with January of the year 1972, such increases shall be at the rate of 2% in lieu of the aforesaid specified 1 1/2%, and beginning January of the year 1984 such increases shall be at the rate of 3%. Beginning in January of 1999, such increases shall be at the rate of 3% of the currently payable monthly annuity, including any increases previously granted under this Article.
    (b) To defray the annual cost of such increases, the annual interest income of the Fund, accruing from investments held by the Fund, exclusive of gains or losses on sales or exchanges of assets during the year, over and above 4% a year, shall be used to the extent necessary and available to finance the cost of such increases for the following year, and such amount shall be transferred as of the end of each year, beginning with the year 1969, to a Fund account designated as the Supplementary Payment Reserve from the Investment and Interest Reserve set forth in Section 8-221. The sums contributed by annuitants as provided for in this Section shall also be placed in the aforesaid Supplementary Payment Reserve and shall be applied and used for the purposes of such Fund account, together with the aforesaid interest.
    In the event the monies in the Supplementary Payment Reserve in any year arising from: (1) the available interest income as defined hereinbefore and accruing in the preceding year above 4% a year and (2) the contributions by retired persons, as set forth hereinbefore, are insufficient to make the total payments to all persons estimated to be entitled to the annuity increases specified hereinbefore, then (3) any interest earnings over 4% a year beginning with the year 1969 which were not previously used to finance such increases and which were transferred to the Prior Service Annuity Reserve may be used to the extent necessary and available to provide sufficient funds to finance such increases for the current year, and such sums shall be transferred from the Prior Service Annuity Reserve.
    In the event the total monies available in the Supplementary Payment Reserve from the preceding indicated sources are insufficient to make the total payments to all persons entitled to such increases for the year, a proportionate amount computed as the ratio of the monies available to the total of the total payments for that year shall be paid to each person for that year.
    The Fund shall be obligated for the payment of the increases in annuity as provided for in this Section only to the extent that the assets for such purpose, as specified herein, are available.
    (b-5) Notwithstanding any provision of this Section to the contrary:
        (1) Except for persons eligible under subdivision (3)
    
of this subsection for a minimum annual increase, there shall be no annual increase under this Section in years 2017, 2019, and 2025.
        (2) In all other years, beginning January 1, 2015,
    
the Fund shall pay an annual increase to persons eligible to receive one under this Section, in lieu of any other annual increase provided under this Section (but subject to the minimum increase under subdivision (3) of this subsection, if applicable) in an amount equal to the lesser of 3% or one-half the annual unadjusted percentage increase (but not less than zero) in the consumer price index-u for the 12 months ending with the September preceding each November 1 of the person's last annual annuity amount prior to January 1, 2015.
        For the purposes of this Section, "consumer price
    
index-u" means the index published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the United States Department of Labor that measures the average change in prices of goods and services purchased by all urban consumers, United States city average, all items, 1982-84 = 100.
        (3) A person is eligible under this subdivision (3)
    
to receive a minimum annual increase in a particular year if: (i) the person is otherwise eligible to receive an annual increase under subdivision (2) of this subsection, and (ii) the annual amount of the annuity payable at the time of the increase, including all increases previously received, is less than $22,000.
        Beginning January 1, 2015, for a person who is
    
eligible under this subdivision (3) to receive a minimum annual increase in the year 2017, 2019, or 2025, the annual increase shall be 1% of the person's last annual annuity amount prior to January 1, 2015.
        Beginning January 1, 2015, for any other year in
    
which a person is eligible under this subdivision (3) to receive a minimum annual increase, the annual increase shall be as specified under subdivision (2), but not less than 1% of the person's last annual annuity amount prior to January 1, 2015.
    For the purposes of Section 1-103.1, this subsection (b-5) is applicable without regard to whether the employee was in active service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly. This subsection (b-5) applies to any former employee who on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly is receiving a retirement annuity and is eligible for an automatic annual increase under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 98-641, eff. 6-9-14.)
 
    (Text of Section WITHOUT the changes made by P.A. 98-641, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 8-137.1. Automatic increases in annuity for certain heretofore retired participants. A retired municipal employee who (a) is receiving annuity based on a service credit of 20 or more years regardless of age at retirement or based on a service credit of 15 or more years with retirement at age 55 or over, and (b) does not qualify for the automatic increases in annuity provided for in Section 8-137 of this Article, and (c) elects to make a contribution to the Fund at a time and manner prescribed by the Retirement Board, of a sum equal to 1% of the amount of final monthly salary times the number of full years of service on which the annuity was based in those cases where the annuity was computed on the money purchase formula and in those cases in which the annuity was computed under the minimum annuity formula provisions of this Article a sum equal to 1% of the average monthly salary on which the annuity was based times such number of full years of service, shall have his original fixed and payable monthly amount of annuity increased in January of the year following the year in which he attains the age of 65 years, if such age of 65 years is attained in the year 1969 or later, by an amount equal to 1-1/2%, and by an equal additional 1-1/2% in January of each year thereafter. Beginning with January of the year 1972, such increases shall be at the rate of 2% in lieu of the aforesaid specified 1 1/2%, and beginning January of the year 1984 such increases shall be at the rate of 3%. Beginning in January of 1999, such increases shall be at the rate of 3% of the currently payable monthly annuity, including any increases previously granted under this Article.
    Whenever the retired municipal employee receiving annuity has attained the age of 66 or more in 1969, he shall have such annuity increased in January, 1970 by an amount equal to 1-1/2% multiplied by the number equal to the number of months of January elapsing from and including January of the year immediately following the year he attained the age of 65 if retired at or before age 65, or from and including January of the year immediately following the year of retirement if retired at an age greater than 65, to and including January, 1970, and by an equal additional 1-1/2% in January of each year thereafter. Beginning with January of the year 1972, such increases shall be at the rate of 2% in lieu of the aforesaid specified 1 1/2%, and beginning January of the year 1984 such increases shall be at the rate of 3%. Beginning in January of 1999, such increases shall be at the rate of 3% of the currently payable monthly annuity, including any increases previously granted under this Article.
    To defray the annual cost of such increases, the annual interest income of the Fund, accruing from investments held by the Fund, exclusive of gains or losses on sales or exchanges of assets during the year, over and above 4% a year, shall be used to the extent necessary and available to finance the cost of such increases for the following year, and such amount shall be transferred as of the end of each year, beginning with the year 1969, to a Fund account designated as the Supplementary Payment Reserve from the Investment and Interest Reserve set forth in Section 8-221. The sums contributed by annuitants as provided for in this Section shall also be placed in the aforesaid Supplementary Payment Reserve and shall be applied and used for the purposes of such Fund account, together with the aforesaid interest.
    In the event the monies in the Supplementary Payment Reserve in any year arising from: (1) the available interest income as defined hereinbefore and accruing in the preceding year above 4% a year and (2) the contributions by retired persons, as set forth hereinbefore, are insufficient to make the total payments to all persons estimated to be entitled to the annuity increases specified hereinbefore, then (3) any interest earnings over 4% a year beginning with the year 1969 which were not previously used to finance such increases and which were transferred to the Prior Service Annuity Reserve may be used to the extent necessary and available to provide sufficient funds to finance such increases for the current year, and such sums shall be transferred from the Prior Service Annuity Reserve.
    In the event the total monies available in the Supplementary Payment Reserve from the preceding indicated sources are insufficient to make the total payments to all persons entitled to such increases for the year, a proportionate amount computed as the ratio of the monies available to the total of the total payments for that year shall be paid to each person for that year.
    The Fund shall be obligated for the payment of the increases in annuity as provided for in this Section only to the extent that the assets for such purpose, as specified herein, are available.
(Source: P.A. 90-766, eff. 8-14-98.)

40 ILCS 5/8-138

    (40 ILCS 5/8-138) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-138)
    Sec. 8-138. Minimum annuities - Additional provisions.
    (a) An employee who withdraws after age 65 or more with at least 20 years of service, for whom the amount of age and service and prior service annuity combined is less than the amount stated in this Section, shall from the date of withdrawal, instead of all annuities otherwise provided, be entitled to receive an annuity for life of $150 a year, plus 1 1/2% for each year of service, to and including 20 years, and 1 2/3% for each year of service over 20 years, of his highest average annual salary for any 4 consecutive years within the last 10 years of service immediately preceding the date of withdrawal.
    An employee who withdraws after 20 or more years of service, before age 65, shall be entitled to such annuity, to begin not earlier than upon attained age of 55 years if under such age at withdrawal, reduced by 2% for each full year or fractional part thereof that his attained age is less than 65, plus an additional 2% reduction for each full year or fractional part thereof that his attained age when annuity is to begin is less than 60 so that the total reduction at age 55 shall be 30%.
    (b) An employee who withdraws after July 1, 1957, at age 60 or over, with 20 or more years of service, for whom the age and service and prior service annuity combined, is less than the amount stated in this paragraph, shall, from the date of withdrawal, instead of such annuities, be entitled to receive an annuity for life equal to 1 2/3% for each year of service, of the highest average annual salary for any 5 consecutive years within the last 10 years of service immediately preceding the date of withdrawal; provided, that in the case of any employee who withdraws on or after July 1, 1971, such employee age 60 or over with 20 or more years of service, shall receive an annuity for life equal to 1.67% for each of the first 10 years of service; 1.90% for each of the next 10 years of service; 2.10% for each year of service in excess of 20 but not exceeding 30; and 2.30% for each year of service in excess of 30, based on the highest average annual salary for any 4 consecutive years within the last 10 years of service immediately preceding the date of withdrawal.
    An employee who withdraws after July 1, 1957 and before January 1, 1988, with 20 or more years of service, before age 60 years is entitled to annuity, to begin not earlier than upon attained age of 55 years, if under such age at withdrawal, as computed in the last preceding paragraph, reduced 0.25% for each full month or fractional part thereof that his attained age when annuity is to begin is less than 60 if the employee was born before January 1, 1936, or 0.5% for each such month if the employee was born on or after January 1, 1936.
    Any employee born before January 1, 1936, who withdraws with 20 or more years of service, and any employee with 20 or more years of service who withdraws on or after January 1, 1988, may elect to receive, in lieu of any other employee annuity provided in this Section, an annuity for life equal to 1.80% for each of the first 10 years of service, 2.00% for each of the next 10 years of service, 2.20% for each year of service in excess of 20 but not exceeding 30, and 2.40% for each year of service in excess of 30, of the highest average annual salary for any 4 consecutive years within the last 10 years of service immediately preceding the date of withdrawal, to begin not earlier than upon attained age of 55 years, if under such age at withdrawal, reduced 0.25% for each full month or fractional part thereof that his attained age when annuity is to begin is less than 60; except that an employee retiring on or after January 1, 1988, at age 55 or over but less than age 60, having at least 35 years of service, or an employee retiring on or after July 1, 1990, at age 55 or over but less than age 60, having at least 30 years of service, or an employee retiring on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997, at age 55 or over but less than age 60, having at least 25 years of service, shall not be subject to the reduction in retirement annuity because of retirement below age 60.
    However, in the case of an employee who retired on or after January 1, 1985 but before January 1, 1988, at age 55 or older and with at least 35 years of service, and who was subject under this subsection (b) to the reduction in retirement annuity because of retirement below age 60, that reduction shall cease to be effective January 1, 1991, and the retirement annuity shall be recalculated accordingly.
    Any employee who withdraws on or after July 1, 1990, with 20 or more years of service, may elect to receive, in lieu of any other employee annuity provided in this Section, an annuity for life equal to 2.20% for each year of service if withdrawal is before January 1, 2002, or 2.40% for each year of service if withdrawal is on or after January 1, 2002, of the highest average annual salary for any 4 consecutive years within the last 10 years of service immediately preceding the date of withdrawal, to begin not earlier than upon attained age of 55 years, if under such age at withdrawal, reduced 0.25% for each full month or fractional part thereof that his attained age when annuity is to begin is less than 60; except that an employee retiring at age 55 or over but less than age 60, having at least 30 years of service, shall not be subject to the reduction in retirement annuity because of retirement below age 60.
    Any employee who withdraws on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997 with 20 or more years of service may elect to receive, in lieu of any other employee annuity provided in this Section, an annuity for life equal to 2.20% for each year of service, if withdrawal is before January 1, 2002, or 2.40% for each year of service if withdrawal is on or after January 1, 2002, of the highest average annual salary for any 4 consecutive years within the last 10 years of service immediately preceding the date of withdrawal, to begin not earlier than upon attainment of age 55 (age 50 if the employee has at least 30 years of service), reduced 0.25% for each full month or remaining fractional part thereof that the employee's attained age when annuity is to begin is less than 60; except that an employee retiring at age 50 or over with at least 30 years of service or at age 55 or over with at least 25 years of service shall not be subject to the reduction in retirement annuity because of retirement below age 60.
    The maximum annuity payable under part (a) and (b) of this Section shall not exceed 70% of highest average annual salary in the case of an employee who withdraws prior to July 1, 1971, 75% if withdrawal takes place on or after July 1, 1971 and prior to January 1, 2002, or 80% if withdrawal takes place on or after January 1, 2002. For the purpose of the minimum annuity provided in this Section $1,500 is considered the minimum annual salary for any year; and the maximum annual salary for the computation of such annuity is $4,800 for any year before 1953, $6000 for the years 1953 to 1956, inclusive, and the actual annual salary, as salary is defined in this Article, for any year thereafter.
    To preserve rights existing on December 31, 1959, for participants and contributors on that date to the fund created by the Court and Law Department Employees' Annuity Act, who became participants in the fund provided for on January 1, 1960, the maximum annual salary to be considered for such persons for the years 1955 and 1956 is $7,500.
    (c) For an employee receiving disability benefit, his salary for annuity purposes under paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Section, for all periods of disability benefit subsequent to the year 1956, is the amount on which his disability benefit was based.
    (d) An employee with 20 or more years of service, whose entire disability benefit credit period expires before attainment of age 55 while still disabled for service, is entitled upon withdrawal to the larger of (1) the minimum annuity provided above, assuming he is then age 55, and reducing such annuity to its actuarial equivalent as of his attained age on such date or (2) the annuity provided from his age and service and prior service annuity credits.
    (e) The minimum annuity provisions do not apply to any former municipal employee receiving an annuity from the fund who re-enters service as a municipal employee, unless he renders at least 3 years of additional service after the date of re-entry.
    (f) An employee in service on July 1, 1947, or who became a contributor after July 1, 1947 and before attainment of age 70, who withdraws after age 65, with less than 20 years of service for whom the annuity has been fixed under this Article shall, instead of the annuity so fixed, receive an annuity as follows:
    Such amount as he could have received had the accumulated amounts for annuity been improved with interest at the effective rate to the date of his withdrawal, or to attainment of age 70, whichever is earlier, and had the city contributed to such earlier date for age and service annuity the amount that it would have contributed had he been under age 65, after the date his annuity was fixed in accordance with this Article, and assuming his annuity were computed from such accumulations as of his age on such earlier date. The annuity so computed shall not exceed the annuity which would be payable under the other provisions of this Section if the employee was credited with 20 years of service and would qualify for annuity thereunder.
    (g) Instead of the annuity provided in this Article, an employee having attained age 65 with at least 15 years of service who withdraws from service on or after July 1, 1971 and whose annuity computed under other provisions of this Article is less than the amount provided under this paragraph, is entitled to a minimum annuity for life equal to 1% of the highest average annual salary, as salary is defined and limited in this Section for any 4 consecutive years within the last 10 years of service for each year of service, plus the sum of $25 for each year of service. The annuity shall not exceed 60% of such highest average annual salary.
    (g-1) Instead of any other retirement annuity provided in this Article, an employee who has at least 10 years of service and withdraws from service on or after January 1, 1999 may elect to receive a retirement annuity for life, beginning no earlier than upon attainment of age 60, equal to 2.2% if withdrawal is before January 1, 2002, or 2.4% if withdrawal is on or after January 1, 2002, of final average salary for each year of service, subject to a maximum of 75% of final average salary if withdrawal is before January 1, 2002, or 80% if withdrawal is on or after January 1, 2002. For the purpose of calculating this annuity, "final average salary" means the highest average annual salary for any 4 consecutive years in the last 10 years of service. Notwithstanding any provision of this subsection to the contrary, the "final average salary" for a participant that received credit under subsection (c) of Section 8-226 means the highest average salary for any 4 consecutive years (or any 8 consecutive years if the employee first became a participant on or after January 1, 2011) in the 10 years immediately prior to the leave of absence, and adding to that highest average salary, the product of (i) that highest average salary, (ii) the average percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index during each 12-month calendar year for the calendar years during the participant's leave of absence, and (iii) the length of the leave of absence in years, provided that this shall not exceed the participant's salary at the local labor organization. For purposes of this Section, the Consumer Price Index is the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers for all items published by the United States Department of Labor.
    (h) The minimum annuities provided under this Section shall be paid in equal monthly installments.
    (i) The amendatory provisions of part (b) and (g) of this Section shall be effective July 1, 1971 and apply in the case of every qualifying employee withdrawing on or after July 1, 1971.
    (j) The amendatory provisions of this amendatory Act of 1985 (P.A. 84-23) relating to the discount of annuity because of retirement prior to attainment of age 60, and to the retirement formula, for those born before January 1, 1936, shall apply only to qualifying employees withdrawing on or after July 18, 1985.
    (j-1) The changes made to this Section by Public Act 92-609 (increasing the retirement formula to 2.4% per year of service and increasing the maximum to 80%) apply to persons who withdraw from service on or after January 1, 2002, regardless of whether that withdrawal takes place before the effective date of that Act. In the case of a person who withdraws from service on or after January 1, 2002 but begins to receive a retirement annuity before July 1, 2002, the annuity shall be recalculated, with the increase resulting from Public Act 92-609 accruing from the date the retirement annuity began. The changes made by Public Act 92-609 control over the changes made by Public Act 92-599, as provided in Section 95 of P.A. 92-609.
    (k) Beginning on January 1, 1999, the minimum amount of employee's annuity shall be $850 per month for life for the following classes of employees, without regard to the fact that withdrawal occurred prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998:
        (1) any employee annuitant alive and receiving a life
    
annuity on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998, except a reciprocal annuity;
        (2) any employee annuitant alive and receiving a term
    
annuity on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998, except a reciprocal annuity;
        (3) any employee annuitant alive and receiving a
    
reciprocal annuity on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998, whose service in this fund is at least 5 years;
        (4) any employee annuitant withdrawing after age 60
    
on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998, with at least 10 years of service in this fund.
    The increases granted under items (1), (2) and (3) of this subsection (k) shall not be limited by any other Section of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-651, eff. 1-5-12; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

40 ILCS 5/8-138.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-138.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-138.1)
    Sec. 8-138.1. Early retirement incentive.
    (a) To be eligible for the benefits provided in this Section, an employee must:
        (1) be a current contributor to the Fund who, on
    
November 1, 1992, is (i) in active payroll status as an employee or (ii) receiving ordinary or duty disability benefits under Section 8-160 or 8-161;
        (2) have not previously retired under this Article;
        (3) file with the Board before June 1, 1993, a
    
written application requesting the benefits provided in this Section;
        (4) withdraw from service on or after December 31,
    
1992 and on or before June 30, 1993;
        (5) have attained age 55 on or before the date of
    
withdrawal;
        (6) by the date of withdrawal, have at least 10 years
    
of creditable service in this Fund and a total of at least 15 years of creditable service in one or more of the participating systems under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, without including any creditable service established under this Section.
    A person is not eligible for the benefits provided in this Section if the person (i) elects to receive the alternative annuity for city officers under Section 8-243.2, or (ii) elects to receive a retirement annuity calculated under the alternative formula formerly set forth in Section 20-122.
    (b) An eligible employee may establish up to 5 years of creditable service under this Section, in increments of one month, by making the contributions specified in subsection (d). An eligible person must establish at least the amount of creditable service necessary to bring his or her total creditable service, including service in this Fund, service established under this Section, and service in any of the other participating systems under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, to a minimum of 20 years.
    The creditable service under this Section may be used for all purposes under this Article and the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, except for the computation of average annual salary and the determination of salary, earnings, or compensation under this or any other Article of this Code.
    (c) An eligible employee shall be entitled to have his or her retirement annuity calculated in accordance with the formula provided in Section 8-138, but with the following exceptions:
        (1) The annuity shall not be subject to reduction
    
because of withdrawal or commencement of the annuity before attainment of age 60.
        (2) The annuity shall be subject to a maximum of 80%
    
of the employee's highest average annual salary for any 4 consecutive years within the last 10 years of service, rather than the 75% maximum otherwise provided in Section 8-138.
    (d) For each month of creditable service established under this Section, the employee must pay to the Fund an employee contribution, to be calculated by the Fund, equal to 4.25% of the member's monthly salary rate on November 1, 1992. The employee may elect to pay the entire contribution before the retirement annuity commences, or to have it deducted from the annuity over a period not longer than 24 months. If the retired employee dies before the contribution has been paid in full, the unpaid installments may be deducted from any annuity or other benefit payable to the employee's survivors.
    All employee contributions paid under this Section shall be deemed contributions made by employees for annuity purposes under Section 8-173, and shall be made and credited to a special reserve, without interest. Employee contributions paid under this Section may be refunded under the same terms and conditions as are applicable to other employee contributions for retirement annuity.
    (e) Notwithstanding Section 8-165, an annuitant who reenters service under this Article after receiving a retirement annuity based on benefits provided under this Section thereby forfeits the right to continue to receive those benefits, and shall have his or her retirement annuity recalculated at the appropriate time without the benefits provided in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/8-138.2

    (40 ILCS 5/8-138.2)
    Sec. 8-138.2. Early retirement for certain public health workers.
    (a) To be eligible for the benefits provided in this Section, an employee must:
        (1) be a current contributor to the Fund who, on
    
November 1, 1993, is in active payroll status as an employee of the Chicago Department of Public Health whose job relates to certain clinical health laboratory functions to be transferred to the Illinois Department of Public Health by intergovernmental agreement;
        (2) have not previously retired under this Article;
        (3) file with the Board before March 1, 1994, a
    
written application requesting the benefits provided in this Section;
        (4) withdraw from service on or before March 31, 1994;
        (5) have attained age 55 on or before June 30, 1993;
        (6) by June 30, 1993, have at least 10 years of
    
creditable service in this Fund and a total of at least 15 years of creditable service in one or more of the participating systems under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, without including any creditable service established under this Section.
    A person is not eligible for the benefits provided in this Section if the person (i) elects to receive the alternative annuity for city officers under Section 8-243.2, (ii) elects to receive a retirement annuity calculated under the alternative formula formerly set forth in Section 20-122, or (iii) receives any early retirement incentive under Section 8-138.1.
    (b) An eligible employee may establish up to 5 years of creditable service under this Section, in increments of one month, by making the contributions specified in subsection (d). An eligible person must establish at least the amount of creditable service necessary to bring his or her total creditable service, including service in this Fund, service established under this Section, and service in any of the other participating systems under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, to a minimum of 20 years.
    The creditable service under this Section may be used for all purposes under this Article and the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, except for the computation of average annual salary and the determination of salary, earnings, or compensation under this or any other Article of this Code.
    (c) An eligible employee shall be entitled to have his or her retirement annuity calculated in accordance with the formula provided in Section 8-138, but with the following exceptions:
        (1) The annuity shall not be subject to reduction
    
because of withdrawal or commencement of the annuity before attainment of age 60.
        (2) The annuity shall be subject to a maximum of 80%
    
of the employee's highest average annual salary for any 4 consecutive years within the last 10 years of service, rather than the 75% maximum otherwise provided in Section 8-138.
    (d) For each month of creditable service established under this Section, the employee must pay to the Fund an employee contribution, to be calculated by the Fund, equal to 4.25% of the member's monthly salary rate on November 1, 1993. The employee may elect to pay the entire contribution before the retirement annuity commences, or to have it deducted from the annuity over a period not longer than 24 months. If the retired employee dies before the contribution has been paid in full, the unpaid installments may be deducted from any annuity or other benefit payable to the employee's survivors.
    All employee contributions paid under this Section shall be deemed contributions made by employees for annuity purposes under Section 8-173, and shall be made and credited to a special reserve, without interest. Employee contributions paid under this Section may be refunded under the same terms and conditions as are applicable to other employee contributions for retirement annuity.
    (e) Notwithstanding Section 8-165, an annuitant who reenters service under this Article or Article 14 after receiving a retirement annuity based on benefits provided under this Section thereby forfeits the right to continue to receive those benefits, and shall have his or her retirement annuity recalculated at the appropriate time without the benefits provided in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 88-535.)

40 ILCS 5/8-138.3

    (40 ILCS 5/8-138.3)
    Sec. 8-138.3. Early retirement incentive.
    (a) To be eligible for the benefits provided in this Section, an employee must:
        (1) be a current contributor to the Fund who, on
    
November 1, 1997, is (i) in active payroll status as an employee or (ii) receiving ordinary or duty disability benefits under Section 8-160 or 8-161;
        (2) have not previously retired under this Article;
        (3) file with the Board before June 1, 1998, a
    
written application requesting the benefits provided in this Section;
        (4) withdraw from service on or after December 31,
    
1997 and on or before June 30, 1998; and
        (5) by the date of withdrawal: (i) have attained age
    
55 with at least 10 years of creditable service in this Fund and a total of at least 15 years of creditable service in one or more of the participating systems under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, without including any creditable service established under this Section; or (ii) have attained age 50 with at least 10 years of creditable service in this Fund and a total of at least 30 years of creditable service in one or more of the participating systems under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, without including any creditable service established under this Section.
    A person is not eligible for the benefits provided in this Section if the person (i) elects to receive the alternative annuity for city officers under Section 8-243.2, or (ii) elects to receive a retirement annuity calculated under the alternative formula formerly set forth in Section 20-122.
    (b) An eligible employee may establish up to 5 years of creditable service under this Section, in increments of one month, by making the contributions specified in subsection (d). An eligible person must establish at least the amount of creditable service necessary to bring his or her total creditable service, including service in this Fund, service established under this Section, and service in any of the other participating systems under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, to a minimum of 20 years.
    The creditable service under this Section may be used for all purposes under this Article and the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, except for the computation of average annual salary and the determination of salary, earnings, or compensation under this or any other Article of this Code.
    (c) An eligible employee shall be entitled to have his or her retirement annuity calculated in accordance with the formula provided in Section 8-138, but with the following exceptions:
        (1) The annuity shall not be subject to reduction
    
because of withdrawal or commencement of the annuity before attainment of age 60.
        (2) The annuity shall be subject to a maximum of 80%
    
of the employee's highest average annual salary for any 4 consecutive years within the last 10 years of service, rather than the 75% maximum otherwise provided in Section 8-138.
    (d) For each month of creditable service established under this Section, the employee must pay to the Fund an employee contribution, to be calculated by the Fund, equal to 4.25% of the member's monthly salary rate on November 1, 1997. The employee may elect to pay the entire contribution before the retirement annuity commences, or to have it deducted from the annuity over a period not longer than 24 months. If the retired employee dies before the contribution has been paid in full, the unpaid installments may be deducted from any annuity or other benefit payable to the employee's survivors.
    All employee contributions paid under this Section shall be deemed contributions made by employees for annuity purposes under Section 8-173, and shall be made and credited to a special reserve, without interest. Employee contributions paid under this Section may be refunded under the same terms and conditions as are applicable to other employee contributions for retirement annuity.
    (e) Notwithstanding Section 8-165, an annuitant who reenters service under this Article after receiving a retirement annuity based on benefits provided under this Section thereby forfeits the right to continue to receive those benefits, and shall have his or her retirement annuity recalculated at the appropriate time without the benefits provided in this Section.
(Source: P.A. 90-511, eff. 8-22-97.)

40 ILCS 5/8-138.4

    (40 ILCS 5/8-138.4)
    Sec. 8-138.4. Early retirement incentive.
    (a) To be eligible for the benefits provided in this Section, an employee must:
        (1) have been a contributor to the Fund who (i) on
    
October 15, 2003, was in active payroll status as an employee; (ii) returns to active payroll status from an approved leave of absence prior to December 15, 2003; (iii) on October 15, 2003, is receiving ordinary or duty disability benefits under Section 8-160 or 8-161; or (iv) has been subjected to an involuntary termination or layoff by the employer and restored to service by his or her employer prior to January 31, 2004;
        (2) have not previously retired under this Article;
        (3) file with the Board on or before January 30,
    
2004, a written election requesting the benefits provided in this Section;
        (4) withdraw from service on or after January 31,
    
2004 and on or before February 29, 2004 (or the date established under subsection (a-5), if applicable); and
        (5) by the date of withdrawal or by February 29,
    
2004, whichever is earlier, have attained age 50 with at least 10 years of creditable service in this Fund, without including any creditable service established under this Section, and a total of at least 70 combined years of age and creditable service, without including any creditable service established under this Section, in one or more of the participating systems under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act.
    A person is not eligible for the benefits provided in this Section if the person (i) elects to receive the alternative annuity for city officers under Section 8-243.2, or (ii) elects to receive a retirement annuity calculated under the alternative formula formerly set forth in Section 20-122.
    (a-5) To ensure that the efficient operation of employers under this Article is not jeopardized by the simultaneous retirement of large numbers of critical personnel, each employer may, for its critical employees, extend the February 29, 2004 deadline for terminating employment under this Article established in subdivision (a)(4) of this Section to a date not later than May 31, 2004 by so notifying the Fund by January 31, 2004.
    (b) An eligible employee may establish up to 5 years of creditable service under this Section, in increments of one month, by making the contributions specified in subsection (d). In addition, for each month of creditable service established under this Section, a person's age at retirement shall be deemed to be one month older than it actually is, except for determination of eligibility for automatic annual increases under Sections 8-137 and 8-137.1. Furthermore, an eligible employee must establish at least the amount of age and creditable service necessary to bring his or her age and total creditable service, including service in this Fund, service established under this Section, and service in any of the other participating systems under the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, to a minimum that will satisfy the requirements of Section 8-138.
    The creditable service under this Section may be used for all purposes under this Article and the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, except for the computation of average annual salary and the determination of salary, earnings, or compensation under this or any other Article of this Code.
    (c) An eligible employee shall be entitled to have his or her retirement annuity calculated in accordance with the formula provided in Section 8-138, except that the annuity shall not be subject to reduction because of withdrawal or commencement of the annuity before attainment of age 60.
    (d) For each month of creditable service established under this Section, the employee must pay to the Fund an employee contribution, to be calculated by the Fund, equal to 4.25% of the member's monthly salary rate on October 15, 2003. The employee may elect to pay the entire contribution before the retirement annuity commences, or to have it deducted from the annuity over a period not longer than 24 months. If the retired employee dies before the contribution has been paid in full, the unpaid installments may be deducted from any annuity or other benefit payable to the employee's survivors.
    All employee contributions paid under this Section shall not be deemed contributions made by employees for annuity purposes under Section 8-173, and shall be made and credited to a special reserve, without interest. Employee contributions paid under this Section may be refunded under the same terms and conditions as are applicable to other employee contributions for retirement annuity.
    (e) Notwithstanding Section 8-165, an annuitant who reenters service under this Article after receiving a retirement annuity based on benefits provided under this Section thereby forfeits the right to continue to receive those benefits, and shall have his or her retirement annuity recalculated at the appropriate time without the benefits provided in this Section.
    (f) No employer action in declaring an employee to be a critical employee pursuant to subsection (a-5) shall be construed as an impairment of any pension benefit or entitlement. No early retirement option or resultant benefit conferred under this Section shall, in any manner, vest for any employee until the earlier date of the employer's decision to release the employee from service or May 31, 2004.
(Source: P.A. 93-654, eff. 1-16-04.)

40 ILCS 5/8-138.5

    (40 ILCS 5/8-138.5)
    Sec. 8-138.5. Early retirement incentive for employees who have earned maximum pension benefits.
    (a) A person who is eligible for the benefits provided under Section 8-138.4 and who, if he or she had retired on or before February 29, 2004, would have been entitled to a pension equal to 80% of his or her highest average annual salary for any 4 consecutive years within the last 10 years of service immediately preceding February 29, 2004 without receiving the benefits provided in Section 8-138.4, may elect, by filing written election with the Fund by January 30, 2004, to receive a lump sum from the Fund equal to 100% of his or her salary on February 29, 2004 or the date of withdrawal, whichever is earlier. To be eligible to receive the benefit provided under this Section, the person must withdraw from service on or after January 31, 2004 and on or before February 29, 2004 (or the date established under subsection (b), if applicable). If a person elects to receive the benefit provided under this Section, his or her retirement annuity otherwise payable under Section 8-138 shall be reduced by an amount equal to the actuarial equivalent of the lump sum.
    (b) To ensure that the efficient operation of employers under this Article is not jeopardized by the simultaneous retirement of large numbers of critical personnel, each employer may, for its critical employees, extend the February 29, 2004 deadline for terminating employment under this Article established in subdivision (a) of this Section to a date not later than May 31, 2004 by so notifying the Fund by January 31, 2004.
(Source: P.A. 93-654, eff. 1-16-04.)

40 ILCS 5/8-139

    (40 ILCS 5/8-139) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-139)
    Sec. 8-139. Reversionary annuity.
    (a) An employee, prior to retirement on annuity, may elect to take a lesser amount of annuity and provide, with the actuarial value of the amount by which his annuity is reduced, a reversionary annuity for a wife, husband, parent, child, brother or sister. The option shall be exercised by filing a written designation with the board prior to retirement, and may be revoked by the employee at any time before retirement. The death of the employee prior to his retirement shall automatically void the option.
    (b) The death of the designated reversionary annuitant prior to the employee's retirement shall automatically void the option. If the reversionary annuitant dies after the employee's retirement, and before the death of the employee annuitant, the reduced annuity being paid to the retired employee annuitant shall be increased to the amount of annuity before reduction for the reversionary annuity and no reversionary annuity shall be payable.
    The option is subject to the further condition that no reversionary annuity shall be paid to a parent, child, brother, or sister if the employee dies before the expiration of 365 days from the date his written designation was filed with the board, even though he has retired and is receiving a reduced annuity.
    (c) The employee exercising this option shall not reduce his retirement annuity by more than $400 a month, or elect to provide a reversionary annuity of less than $50 per month. No option shall be permitted if the reversionary annuity for a widow, when added to the widow's annuity payable under this Article, exceeds 100% of the reduced annuity payable to the employee.
    (d) A reversionary annuity shall begin on the day following the death of the annuitant and shall be paid as provided in Section 8-125.
    (e) The increases in annuity provided in Section 8-137 of this Article shall, as to an employee so electing a reduced annuity relate to the amount of the original annuity, and such amount shall constitute the annuity on which such automatic increases shall be based.
    (f) For annuities elected after June 30, 1983, the amount of the monthly reversionary annuity shall be determined by multiplying the amount of the monthly reduction in the employee's annuity by the factor in the following table based on the age of the employee and the difference in the age of the employee and the age of the reversionary annuitant at the starting date of the employee's annuity:
Employee's Age
Reversionary
Annuitant's
Age50-5152-5455-5758-6061-6364-6667-6970 &

Over
30 or
more
years
younger3.032.562.181.841.551.291.080.91
25-29
years
younger3.162.682.291.941.631.371.150.97
20-24
years
younger3.352.852.442.071.751.481.251.06
15-19
years
younger3.603.082.652.261.921.631.391.19
10-14
years
younger3.963.402.942.532.161.851.591.37
5-9
years
younger4.463.843.352.902.512.161.881.64
0-4
years
younger5.154.473.933.443.002.612.292.02
1-5
years
older6.125.364.764.213.713.262.882.56
6-10
years
older7.486.615.935.304.714.163.703.29
11-15
years
older9.378.357.586.836.115.404.824.32
16-20
years
older11.9910.789.848.938.027.136.435.87
21-25
years
older15.5914.0612.9111.8210.739.668.888.35
26-30
years
older20.4218.4917.1515.9614.8013.6512.9712.82
31 or
more
years
older27.0724.7223.3422.3221.4520.6220.8523.28
(Source: P.A. 90-31, eff. 6-27-97; 90-766, eff. 8-14-98; 91-887, eff. 7-6-00.)

40 ILCS 5/8-140

    (40 ILCS 5/8-140) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-140)
    Sec. 8-140. Widow's prior service annuity.
    A "Widow's Prior Service Annuity", shall be credited for the widow of a male present employee for service prior to the effective date, in accordance with The 1921 Act and this Article, payable from and after the death of the employee.
    The amount so credited shall be improved by interest at the effective rate until the employee retires from service or attains age 65, whichever first occurs.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-141

    (40 ILCS 5/8-141) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-141)
    Sec. 8-141. Widow's annuity.
    A "Widow's Annuity" shall be credited for a widow of any male employee covering service after the effective date, payable from and after his death.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-142

    (40 ILCS 5/8-142) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-142)
    Sec. 8-142. Widow's annuity-Present employee age 65 on effective date.
    The widow of a present employee who attains age 65 or more on or before the effective date is entitled, after his death, to an annuity fixed on the date he becomes age 65.
    The annuity shall be that provided from the credit for widow's prior service annuity on a reversionary annuity basis on the effective date.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-143

    (40 ILCS 5/8-143) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-143)
    Sec. 8-143. Widow's annuity-Present employees and future entrants attaining age 65 in service.
    The widow of a present employee who attains age 65 while in service after the effective date, or of a future entrant who attains age 65 while in service, is entitled, after the date of his death to an annuity fixed for the wife on the date he attains age 65.
    The widow is entitled to annuity as follows:
    If the employee's withdrawal occurs after age 65 and he enters upon annuity, or if the employee's death occurs in the service after his attainment of age 65, the annuity shall be that provided on a reversionary annuity basis from the total sums accumulated to his credit for widow's annuity and (if he was a present employee) widow's prior service annuity on the date he became age 65.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-144

    (40 ILCS 5/8-144) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-144)
    Sec. 8-144. Widow's annuity-Present employees and future entrants-Death in service before 65.
    The widow of an employee whose death occurs in service before age 65 shall be entitled to an annuity of the amount provided on a single life annuity basis from the credit on the date of his death in service for age and service annuity and widow's annuity, plus the credit for prior service annuity and widow's prior service annuity if he was a present employee; but no part thereof representing contributions by the city shall be used to provide an annuity in excess of that which she would have had if the employee had lived and remained in service at the rate of his final salary until he became age 65, and the widow's annuity were fixed on a reversionary annuity basis as provided in this Article. The annuity shall be computed as of the date of the employee's death.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-145

    (40 ILCS 5/8-145) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-145)
    Sec. 8-145. Widow's annuity-Present employees and future entrants-Withdrawal after age 60 but before 65.
    The widow of an employee who attains age 60 or more but less than age 65 in service and who withdraws, shall be entitled after his death, to an annuity fixed as of the date of his withdrawal.
    The annuity shall be the amount provided on a reversionary annuity basis from the credit for widow's annuity and (if he was a present employee) widow's prior service annuity on the date of withdrawal.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-146

    (40 ILCS 5/8-146) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-146)
    Sec. 8-146. Widow's annuity - Present employees and future entrants - Withdrawal after age 55 but before 60. The widow of an employee who, (1) attains age 55 or more but less than age 60 in service and (2) has served 10 or more years and (3) withdraws, shall be entitled after his death to an annuity fixed on the date of withdrawal.
    The widow is entitled to receive the amount provided on a reversionary annuity basis from the employee's credit on the date when the annuity was fixed as follows:
    (1) If service is 20 or more years, the total credits for widow's annuity and in addition, if he was a present employee, the total credits for widow's prior service annuity; or
    (2) If service is 10 or more but less than 20 years, the total credits for widow's annuity from employee contributions and 1/10 of the total credits for widow's annuity from city contributions for each year of service after the first 10 years, including for the widow of a present employee, 1/10 of the total credits for widow's prior service annuity from city contributions for each year of service after the first 10 years.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-147

    (40 ILCS 5/8-147) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-147)
    Sec. 8-147. Widow's annuity - Present employees and future entrants - Withdrawal before age 55. The widow of an employee who withdraws after 10 or more years of service before age 55 and later attains such age while not in service, shall be entitled after his death to an annuity fixed on the date the employee becomes age 55.
    The widow shall be entitled to the amount provided on a reversionary annuity basis from the following credits on the date when the annuity is fixed as follows:
    (1) If service is 20 or more years, the total credits for widow's annuity and, in addition, if he was a present employee, the total credits for widow's prior service annuity; or
    (2) If service is 10 or more but less than 20 years the total credits for widow's annuity from employee contributions and 1/10 of the total credits for widow's annuity from city contributions for each year of service after the first 10 years, including, for the widow of a present employee, 1/10 of the total credits for widow's prior service annuity from city contributions for each year of service after the first 10 years.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-148

    (40 ILCS 5/8-148) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-148)
    Sec. 8-148. Widow's annuities - Present employees and future entrants - Withdrawal and death before age 55. The widow of an employee with 10 or more years of service who withdraws before age 55 and who dies while out of service before age 55 shall be entitled to an annuity computed on a single life annuity basis at the date of death from the following credits:
    (1) If service is 20 or more years, the total credits for age and service annuity and widow's annuity, and, in addition, if he was a present employee, the total credits for prior service annuity and widow's prior service annuity; or
    (2) If service is 10 or more but less than 20 years, the total credits for age and service annuity, and widow's annuity from employee contributions, and in addition, if he was a present employee the total credits for prior service annuity and 1/10 of the total credits for age and service annuity and widow's annuity from city contributions for each year of service after the first 10 years, including, for the widow of a present employee, 1/10 of the credits for prior service and widow's prior service annuity from city contributions for each year of service after the first 10 years.
    No city contributions shall be used for a widow's annuity in excess of that which she would receive if the employee had lived until he attained age 55 and had not reentered the service and an annuity were fixed for her on a reversionary annuity basis, as of her age when her husband would have attained age 55.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-149

    (40 ILCS 5/8-149) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-149)
    Sec. 8-149. Widow's annuities-Re-entry of employee into service. No annuity in excess of that fixed in accordance with Sections 8-145, 8-146 and 8-147 shall be granted to a widow described in those sections unless the employee re-enters service before age 65, in which case the annuity for his wife shall be fixed as of the date he attains age 65 while in service, or when he again withdraws, whichever first occurs.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-150

    (40 ILCS 5/8-150) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-150)
    Sec. 8-150. Employee's widow's annuities - No contributions or service credits after fixation. No contributions by the employee or by the city for an annuity for the widow of an employee shall be made after the date when her annuity has been fixed. No service of an employee rendered after such date shall be considered for widow's annuity, except as herein otherwise provided.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-150.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-150.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-150.1)
    Sec. 8-150.1. Minimum annuities for widows. The widow (otherwise eligible for widow's annuity under other Sections of this Article 8) of an employee hereinafter described, who retires from service or dies while in the service subsequent to the effective date of this amendatory provision, and for which widow the amount of widow's annuity and widow's prior service annuity combined, fixed or provided for such widow under other provisions of this Article is less than the amount provided in this Section, shall, from and after the date her otherwise provided annuity would begin, in lieu of such otherwise provided widow's and widow's prior service annuity, be entitled to the following indicated amount of annuity:
    (a) The widow of any employee who dies while in service on or after the date on which he attains age 60 if the death occurs before July 1, 1990, or on or after the date on which he attains age 55 if the death occurs on or after July 1, 1990, with at least 20 years of service, or on or after the date on which he attains age 50 if the death occurs on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997 with at least 30 years of service, shall be entitled to an annuity equal to one-half of the amount of annuity which her deceased husband would have been entitled to receive had he withdrawn from the service on the day immediately preceding the date of his death, conditional upon such widow having attained the age of 60 or more years on such date if the death occurs before July 1, 1990, or age 55 or more if the death occurs on or after July 1, 1990, or age 50 or more if the death occurs on or after January 1, 1998 and the employee is age 50 or over with at least 30 years of service or age 55 or over with at least 25 years of service. Except as provided in subsection (k), this widow's annuity shall not, however, exceed the sum of $500 a month if the employee's death in service occurs before January 23, 1987. The widow's annuity shall not be limited to a maximum dollar amount if the employee's death in service occurs on or after January 23, 1987.
    If the employee dies in service before July 1, 1990, and if such widow of such described employee shall not be 60 or more years of age on such date of death, the amount provided in the immediately preceding paragraph for a widow 60 or more years of age, shall, in the case of such younger widow, be reduced by 0.25% for each month that her then attained age is less than 60 years if the employee was born before January 1, 1936 or dies in service on or after January 1, 1988, or by 0.5% for each month that her then attained age is less than 60 years if the employee was born on or after July 1, 1936 and dies in service before January 1, 1988.
    If the employee dies in service on or after July 1, 1990, and if the widow of the employee has not attained age 55 on or before the employee's date of death, the amount otherwise provided in this subsection (a) shall be reduced by 0.25% for each month that her then attained age is less than 55 years; except that if the employee dies in service on or after January 1, 1998 at age 50 or over with at least 30 years of service or at age 55 or over with at least 25 years of service, there shall be no reduction due to the widow's age if she has attained age 50 on or before the employee's date of death, and if the widow has not attained age 50 on or before the employee's date of death the amount otherwise provided in this subsection (a) shall be reduced by 0.25% for each month that her then attained age is less than 50 years.
    (b) The widow of any employee who dies subsequent to the date of his retirement on annuity, and who so retired on or after the date on which he attained the age of 60 or more years if retirement occurs before July 1, 1990, or on or after the date on which he attained age 55 if retirement occurs on or after July 1, 1990, with at least 20 years of service, or on or after the date on which he attained age 50 if the retirement occurs on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997 with at least 30 years of service, shall be entitled to an annuity equal to one-half of the amount of annuity which her deceased husband received as of the date of his retirement on annuity, conditional upon such widow having attained the age of 60 or more years on the date of her husband's retirement on annuity if retirement occurs before July 1, 1990, or age 55 or more if retirement occurs on or after July 1, 1990, or age 50 or more if the retirement on annuity occurs on or after January 1, 1998 and the employee is age 50 or over with at least 30 years of service or age 55 or over with at least 25 years of service. Except as provided in subsection (k), this widow's annuity shall not, however, exceed the sum of $500 a month if the employee's death occurs before January 23, 1987. The widow's annuity shall not be limited to a maximum dollar amount if the employee's death occurs on or after January 23, 1987, regardless of the date of retirement; provided that, if retirement was before January 23, 1987, the employee or eligible spouse repays the excess spouse refund with interest at the effective rate from the date of refund to the date of repayment.
    If the date of the employee's retirement on annuity is before July 1, 1990, and if such widow of such described employee shall not have attained such age of 60 or more years on such date of her husband's retirement on annuity, the amount provided in the immediately preceding paragraph for a widow 60 or more years of age on the date of her husband's retirement on annuity, shall, in the case of such then younger widow, be reduced by 0.25% for each month that her then attained age was less than 60 years if the employee was born before January 1, 1936 or withdraws from service on or after January 1, 1988, or by 0.5% for each month that her then attained age is less than 60 years if the employee was born on or after January 1, 1936 and withdraws from service before January 1, 1988.
    If the date of the employee's retirement on annuity is on or after July 1, 1990, and if the widow of the employee has not attained age 55 by the date of the employee's retirement on annuity, the amount otherwise provided in this subsection (b) shall be reduced by 0.25% for each month that her then attained age is less than 55 years; except that if the employee retires on annuity on or after January 1, 1998 at age 50 or over with at least 30 years of service or at age 55 or over with at least 25 years of service, there shall be no reduction due to the widow's age if she has attained age 50 on or before the employee's date of death, and if the widow has not attained age 50 on or before the employee's date of death the amount otherwise provided in this subsection (b) shall be reduced by 0.25% for each month that her then attained age is less than 50 years.
    (c) The foregoing provisions relating to minimum annuities for widows shall not apply to the widow of any former municipal employee receiving an annuity from the fund on August 9, 1965 or on the effective date of this amendatory provision, who re-enters service as a municipal employee, unless such employee renders at least 3 years of additional service after the date of re-entry.
    (d) In computing the amount of annuity which the husband specified in the foregoing paragraphs (a) and (b) of this Section would have been entitled to receive, or received, such amount shall be the annuity to which such husband would have been, or was entitled, before reduction in the amount of his annuity for the purposes of the voluntary optional reversionary annuity provided for in Section 8-139 of this Article, if such option was elected.
    (e) (Blank).
    (f) (Blank).
    (g) The amendatory provisions of this amendatory Act of 1985 relating to annuity discount because of age for widows of employees born before January 1, 1936, shall apply only to qualifying widows of employees withdrawing or dying in service on or after July 18, 1985.
    (h) Beginning on January 1, 1999, the minimum amount of widow's annuity shall be $800 per month for life for the following classes of widows, without regard to the fact that the death of the employee occurred prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998:
        (1) any widow annuitant alive and receiving a life
    
annuity on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998, except a reciprocal annuity;
        (2) any widow annuitant alive and receiving a term
    
annuity on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998, except a reciprocal annuity;
        (3) any widow annuitant alive and receiving a
    
reciprocal annuity on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998, whose employee spouse's service in this fund was at least 5 years;
        (4) the widow of an employee with at least 10 years
    
of service in this fund who dies after retirement, if the retirement occurred prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998;
        (5) the widow of an employee with at least 10 years
    
of service in this fund who dies after retirement, if withdrawal occurs on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998;
        (6) the widow of an employee who dies in service with
    
at least 5 years of service in this fund, if the death in service occurs on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1998.
    The increases granted under items (1), (2), (3) and (4) of this subsection (h) shall not be limited by any other Section of this Act.
    (i) The widow of an employee who retired or died in service on or after January 1, 1985 and before July 1, 1990, at age 55 or older, and with at least 35 years of service credit, shall be entitled to have her widow's annuity increased, effective January 1, 1991, to an amount equal to 50% of the retirement annuity that the deceased employee received on the date of retirement, or would have been eligible to receive if he had retired on the day preceding the date of his death in service, provided that if the widow had not attained age 60 by the date of the employee's retirement or death in service, the amount of the annuity shall be reduced by 0.25% for each month that her then attained age was less than age 60 if the employee's retirement or death in service occurred on or after January 1, 1988, or by 0.5% for each month that her attained age is less than age 60 if the employee's retirement or death in service occurred prior to January 1, 1988. However, in cases where a refund of excess contributions for widow's annuity has been paid by the Fund, the increase in benefit provided by this subsection (i) shall be contingent upon repayment of the refund to the Fund with interest at the effective rate from the date of refund to the date of payment.
    (j) If a deceased employee is receiving a retirement annuity at the time of death and that death occurs on or after June 27, 1997, the widow may elect to receive, in lieu of any other annuity provided under this Article, 50% of the deceased employee's retirement annuity at the time of death reduced by 0.25% for each month that the widow's age on the date of death is less than 55; except that if the employee dies on or after January 1, 1998 and withdrew from service on or after June 27, 1997 at age 50 or over with at least 30 years of service or at age 55 or over with at least 25 years of service, there shall be no reduction due to the widow's age if she has attained age 50 on or before the employee's date of death, and if the widow has not attained age 50 on or before the employee's date of death the amount otherwise provided in this subsection (j) shall be reduced by 0.25% for each month that her age on the date of death is less than 50 years. However, in cases where a refund of excess contributions for widow's annuity has been paid by the Fund, the benefit provided by this subsection (j) is contingent upon repayment of the refund to the Fund with interest at the effective rate from the date of refund to the date of payment.
    (k) For widows of employees who died before January 23, 1987 after retirement on annuity or in service, the maximum dollar amount limitation on widow's annuity shall cease to apply, beginning with the first annuity payment after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997; except that if a refund of excess contributions for widow's annuity has been paid by the Fund, the increase resulting from this subsection (k) shall not begin before the refund has been repaid to the Fund, together with interest at the effective rate from the date of the refund to the date of repayment.
    (l) In lieu of any other annuity provided in this Article, an eligible spouse of an employee who dies in service on or after January 1, 2002 (regardless of whether that death in service occurs prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly) with at least 10 years of service shall be entitled to an annuity of 50% of the minimum formula annuity earned and accrued to the credit of the employee at the date of death. For the purposes of this subsection, the minimum formula annuity earned and accrued to the credit of the employee is equal to 2.40% for each year of service of the highest average annual salary for any 4 consecutive years within the last 10 years of service immediately preceding the date of death, up to a maximum of 80% of the highest average annual salary. This annuity shall not be reduced due to the age of the employee or spouse. In addition to any other eligibility requirements under this Article, the spouse is eligible for this annuity only if the marriage was in effect for 10 full years or more.
(Source: P.A. 92-599, eff. 6-28-02; 93-654, eff. 1-16-04.)

40 ILCS 5/8-151

    (40 ILCS 5/8-151) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-151)
    Sec. 8-151. Compensation annuity and supplemental annuity.
    When annuity otherwise provided in this Article for the widow of an employee whose death results solely from injury incurred in the performance of an act of duty is less than 60% of his salary in effect at the time of the injury, "Compensation Annuity" equal to the difference between such annuity and 60% of such salary, shall be payable to her until the date when the employee, if alive, would have attained age 65; and in any case where the employee's death is only partly due to the duty incurred injury, the "Compensation Annuity" shall be based on an amount equal to 40% of such salary.
    Thereafter, the widow shall be entitled to "Supplemental Annuity" equal to the difference between the annuity otherwise provided in this Article and the annuity to which she would be entitled if the employee had lived and continued in the service at the salary in effect at the date of the injury until he attained age 65, and based upon her age as it would be on the date he would have attained 65.
    "Compensation" or "Supplemental Annuity" shall not be payable unless the widow was the wife of the employee when the injury was incurred.
    The city shall contribute to the fund each year the amount required for all compensation annuities payable during any such year. Supplemental Annuity shall be provided from city contributions after the date of the employee's death of such equal sums annually which when improved by interest at the effective rate, will be sufficient, at the time payment of Compensation Annuity to the widow ceases to provide Supplemental Annuity, as stated, for the widow throughout her life thereafter.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-152

    (40 ILCS 5/8-152) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-152)
    Sec. 8-152. Widows or former wives not entitled to annuity. Except as provided in Section 8-152.1, the following widows or former wives of employees have no right to annuity from the fund:
    (a) The widow, married subsequent to the effective date, of an employee who dies in service if she was not married to him before he attained age 65;
    (b) The widow, married subsequent to the effective date, of an employee who withdraws from service whether or not he enters upon annuity, and who dies while out of service, if she was not his wife while he was in service and before he attained age 65;
    (c) The widow of an employee with 10 or more years of service whose death occurs out of and after he has withdrawn from service, and who has received a refund of his contributions for annuity purposes;
    (d) The widow of an employee with less than 10 years of service who dies out of service after he has withdrawn from service before he attained age 60;
    (e) The former wife of an employee whose judgment of dissolution of marriage has been vacated or set aside after the employee's death, unless the proceedings to vacate or set aside the judgment were filed in court within 5 years after the entry thereof and within one year after the employee's death, and unless the board is made a party defendant to such proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 94-612, eff. 8-18-05.)

40 ILCS 5/8-152.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-152.1)
    Sec. 8-152.1. Widow's annuity for widow married to member for at least 10 years. Notwithstanding Section 8-152 or any other provision of this Code to the contrary, if (1) a member has a spouse who would have qualified for a minimum annuity for widows under Section 8-150.1 at the time of the member's retirement, (2) the qualifying spouse dies, (3) the member subsequently remarries, and (4) the member does not receive a refund under Section 8-169, then the member's widow shall be entitled to a widow's annuity if (i) the member dies after May 1, 2004 and before November 1, 2004 and (ii) the widow was married to the member for at least the last 10 years prior to the member's death. A widow who elects to receive a widow's annuity under this Section is thereafter ineligible to receive any other survivor's benefit under this Article. A widow who is receiving any survivor's benefit under this Article is thereafter ineligible to receive a widow's annuity under this Section. If a widow who is receiving a widow's annuity under this Section remarries, then the benefits paid to that widow shall be terminated effective on the last day of the month in which the widow remarries. To establish credit under this Section, the widow must apply to the Fund on or before July 1, 2006.
(Source: P.A. 94-612, eff. 8-18-05.)

40 ILCS 5/8-153

    (40 ILCS 5/8-153) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-153)
    Sec. 8-153. Widow's remarriage. A widow's annuity shall terminate when she remarries if the marriage takes place before the date 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly. If a widow remarries 60 or more days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 91st General Assembly, the widow's annuity shall continue without interruption.
    When a widow dies, if she has not received, in the form of an annuity, an amount equal to the total credited from employee's contributions and applied for the widow's annuity, the difference between such annuity credits and the amount received by her shall be refunded to her, provided, that if a reversionary annuity is payable to her, or to any other person designated by the employee, such amount shall not be refunded but the reversionary annuity shall be payable. If there is any child of the employee who is under 18 years of age, the part of any such amount that is required to pay an annuity to the child shall be transferred to the child's annuity reserve. In making refunds under this Section, no interest shall be paid upon either the total of annuity payments made or the amounts subject to refund. Any refund shall be paid according to the provisions of Section 8-170.
(Source: P.A. 91-887, eff. 7-6-00.)

40 ILCS 5/8-153.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-153.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-153.1)
    Sec. 8-153.1. Annuities to survivors of female employees.
    All provisions of this Article relating to annuities or benefits to a widow, minor children or other survivors of a male employee shall apply with equal force to a surviving spouse, children or other eligible survivors of a female employee, including credits for the several annuity purposes, refunds and death benefits, without any modification or distinction whatsoever.
(Source: P.A. 78-1129.)

40 ILCS 5/8-154

    (40 ILCS 5/8-154) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-154)
    Sec. 8-154. Maximum annuities.
    (1) The annuities to an employee and his widow are subject to the following limitations:
        (a) No age and service annuity, or age and service
    
and prior service annuity combined, in excess of 60% of the highest salary of an employee, and no minimum annuity in excess of the amount provided in Section 8-138 or set forth as a maximum in any other Section of this Code relating to minimum annuities for municipal employees included under Article 8 of this Code shall be payable to any employee - excepting to the extent that the annuity may exceed such per cent or amount under Section 8-137 and 8-137.1 providing for automatic increases after retirement.
        (b) No annuity in excess of 60% of such highest
    
salary shall be payable to a widow if death of an employee results solely from injury incurred in the performance of an act of duty; provided, the annuity for a widow, or a widow's annuity plus compensation annuity, shall not exceed $500 per month if the employee's death occurs before January 23, 1987, except as provided in paragraph (d). The widow's annuity, or a widow's annuity plus compensation annuity, shall not be limited to a maximum dollar amount if the employee's death occurs on or after January 23, 1987, regardless of the date of injury.
        (c) No annuity in excess of 50% of such highest
    
salary shall be payable to a widow in the case of death resulting in whole or in part from any cause other than injury incurred in the performance of an act of duty; provided, the annuity for a widow, or a widow's annuity plus supplemental annuity, shall not exceed $500 per month if the employee's death occurs before January 23, 1987, except as provided in paragraph (d). The widow's annuity, or widow's annuity plus supplemental annuity, shall not be limited to a maximum dollar amount if the employee's death occurs on or after January 23, 1987.
        (d) For widows of employees who died before January
    
23, 1987 after retirement on annuity or in service, the maximum dollar amount limitation on widow's annuity (or widow's annuity plus compensation or supplemental annuity) shall cease to apply, beginning with the first annuity payment after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997; except that if a refund of excess contributions for widow's annuity has been paid by the Fund, the increase resulting from this paragraph (d) shall not begin before the refund has been repaid to the Fund, together with interest at the effective rate from the date of the refund to the date of repayment.
    (2) If when an employee's annuity is fixed, the amount accumulated to his credit therefor, as of his age at such time exceeds the amount necessary for the annuity, all contributions for annuity purposes after the date on which the accumulated sums to the credit of such employee for annuity purposes would first have provided such employee with such amount of annuity as of his age at such date shall be refunded when he enters upon annuity, with interest at the effective rate.
    If the aforesaid annuity so fixed is not payable, but a larger amount is payable as a minimum annuity, such refund shall be reduced by 5/12 of the value of the difference in the annuity payable and the amount theretofore fixed, as the value of such difference may be at the date and as of the age of the employee when his annuity is granted; provided that if the employee was credited with city contributions for any period for which he made no contribution, or a contribution of less than 3 1/4% of salary, a further reduction in the refund shall be made by the equivalent of what he would have contributed during such period less his actual contributions, had the rate of employee contributions in force on the effective date been in effect throughout his entire service, prior to such effective date, with interest computed on such amounts at the effective rate.
    (3) If at the time the annuity for a wife is fixed, the employee's credit for a widow's annuity exceeds that necessary to provide such an annuity equal to the maximum annuity provided in this section, all employee contributions for such annuity, for service after the date on which the accumulated sums to the credit of such employee for the purpose of providing widow's annuity would first have provided such widow with such amount of annuity, if such annuity were computed on the basis of the Combined Annuity Mortality Table with interest at 3% per annum with ages at date of determination taken as specified in this Article, shall be refunded to the employee, with interest at the effective rate. If the employee was credited with city contributions for widow's annuity for any service prior to the effective date, any amount so refundable, shall be reduced by the equivalent of what he would have contributed, had his contributions for widow's annuity been made at the rate of 1% throughout his entire service, prior to the effective date, with interest on such amounts at the effective rate.
    (4) If at the death of an employee prior to age 65, the credit for widow's annuity exceeds that necessary to provide the maximum annuity prescribed in this section, all employee contributions for annuity purposes, for service after the date on which the accumulated sums to the credit of such employee for the purpose of providing such maximum annuity for the widow would first have provided such widow with such amount of annuity, if such annuity were computed on the basis of the Combined Annuity Mortality Table with interest at 3% per annum with ages at date of determination taken as specified in this Article, shall be refunded to the widow, with interest at the effective rate.
    If the employee was credited with city contributions for any period of service during which he was not required to make a contribution, or made a contribution of less than 3 1/4% of salary, the refund shall be reduced by the equivalent of the contributions he would have made during such period, less any amount he contributed, had the rate of employee contributions in effect on the effective date been in force throughout his entire service, prior to the effective date, with interest on such amounts at the effective rate; provided that if the employee was credited with city contributions for widow's annuity for any service prior to the effective date, any amount so refundable shall be further reduced by the equivalent of what he would have contributed had he made contributions for widow's annuity at the rate of 1% throughout his entire service; prior to such effective date, with interest on such amounts at the effective rate.
(Source: P.A. 90-511, eff. 8-22-97; 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

40 ILCS 5/8-155

    (40 ILCS 5/8-155) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-155)
    Sec. 8-155. Mortality tables and interest rates.
    (a) Any single life annuity fixed or granted to any employee who was a participant on or before January 1, 1952, or any reversionary or single life annuity, fixed for or granted to a wife or widow shall be computed, in the case of the employee as of his attained age when the annuity is fixed or granted, and in the case of the wife or widow, as of employee's age and that of his wife or widow on the date her annuity is fixed or granted, provided that if the wife or widow is older than 5 years the junior of her husband her age shall be assumed 5 years less than his. The American Experience Table of Mortality shall be used for the computation of the annuity values in this paragraph. The rate of interest shall be 4% per annum if withdrawal occurs at age 55 or over and 3 1/2% if before age 55.
    (b) Until August 1, 1983, any single life annuity fixed or granted to any employee who becomes a participant for the first time after January 1, 1952, or any reversionary or single life annuity, fixed or granted to a wife or widow shall be computed, in the case of the employee as of his attained age when the annuity is fixed or granted, and in the case of the wife or widow her age shall be taken as 4 years younger than her actual age, or 4 years younger than the age of her husband, whichever will produce the lower age, as of the date the employee's, or the wife's or widow's annuity is fixed or granted. The Combined Annuity Mortality Table for Male Lives with interest at 3% per annum shall be used for the computation of the single life employee annuity values in this paragraph. Such table shall also be used for the computation of single life widow annuity values and for the computation of the reversionary annuities specified in this paragraph with the female life taken as 4 years less than the male life.
    On or after August 1, 1983, any single life annuity fixed or granted to any employee who becomes a participant for the first time after January 1, 1952, or any reversionary or single life annuity, fixed or granted to a wife or widow shall be computed, in the case of an employee as of his attained age when the annuity is fixed or granted, and in the case of the wife or widow her age will be taken as the lower of her actual age or the age of her husband as of the date the employee's or wife's or widow's annuity is fixed or granted. The Combined Annuity Mortality Table for Male Lives with interest at 3% per annum shall be used for the computation of the single life employee and widow annuity values in this paragraph. Such table shall also be used for the computation of the reversionary annuity values specified in this paragraph with the employee life taken as 4 years less than the male life and the spouse life taken as the male life.
    All sums credited to any employee for annuity purposes when he withdraws from service before age 55 shall be improved with interest thereafter while he is not in service and has not entered upon annuity until he attains age 65.
(Source: P.A. 84-23.)

40 ILCS 5/8-156

    (40 ILCS 5/8-156) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-156)
    Sec. 8-156. Computation of interest. For the computation of interest upon any sum contributed by an employee into any municipal pension fund or into this fund, it shall be assumed that the sum was contributed on the last day of the calendar month in which such contribution was made.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-157

    (40 ILCS 5/8-157) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-157)
    Sec. 8-157. Term annuities-How computed. In any case in which an employee's credit for an annuity for himself is insufficient--at the time the annuity is fixed or granted--to provide for him a life annuity of $100 a month, a term annuity of equal actuarial value of $100 a month shall be paid in lieu of such lesser amount of life annuity. The same provision shall apply to a widow's annuity if the life annuity is less than $100 a month.
(Source: P.A. 79-846.)

40 ILCS 5/8-158

    (40 ILCS 5/8-158) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-158)
    Sec. 8-158. Child's annuity. A child's annuity is payable monthly after the death of an employee parent to the child until the child's attainment of age 18, under the following conditions, if the child was born before the employee attained age 65, and before he withdrew from service:
        (a) upon death in service from any cause;
        (b) upon death of an employee who withdraws from
    
service after age 55 (or after age 50 with at least 30 years of service if withdrawal is on or after June 27, 1997) and who has entered upon or is eligible for annuity.
Payment shall be made as provided in Section 8-125.
(Source: P.A. 92-599, eff. 6-28-02.)

40 ILCS 5/8-159

    (40 ILCS 5/8-159) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-159)
    Sec. 8-159. Amount of child's annuity. Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997, the amount of a child's annuity shall be $220 per month for each child while the spouse of the deceased employee parent survives, and $250 per month for each child when no such spouse survives, and shall be subject to the following limitations:
    (1) If the combined annuities for the widow and children of an employee whose death resulted from injury incurred in the performance of duty, or for the children where a widow does not exist, exceed 70% of the employee's final monthly salary, the annuity for each child shall be reduced pro rata so that the combined annuities for the family shall not exceed such limitation.
    (2) For the family of an employee whose death is the result of any cause other than injury incurred in the performance of duty, in which the combined annuities for the family exceed 60% of the employee's final monthly salary, the annuity for each child shall be reduced pro rata so that the combined annuities for the family shall not exceed such limitation.
    (3) The increase in child's annuity provided by this amendatory Act of 1997 shall apply to all child's annuities being paid on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997. The limitations on the combined annuities for a family in parts (1) and (2) of this Section do not apply to families of employees who died before the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997.
    (4) The amendments to parts (1) and (2) of this Section made by Public Act 84-1472 (eliminating the further limitation that the monthly combined family amount shall not exceed $500 plus 10% of the employee's final monthly salary) shall apply in the case of every qualifying child whose employee parent dies in the service or enters on annuity on or after January 23, 1987.
(Source: P.A. 90-32, eff. 6-27-97; 90-511, eff. 8-22-97.)

40 ILCS 5/8-160

    (40 ILCS 5/8-160) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-160)
    Sec. 8-160. Duty disability benefit - Child's disability benefit. An employee who becomes disabled after the effective date while under age 65 and prior to January 1, 1979 or while under age 70 after January 1, 1979 as the result of an accidental injury incurred - on or after the date he has been included under this Article - in the performance of duty shall receive duty disability benefit, during any period of such disability for which he receives no salary. The benefit shall be 75% of salary at date of injury; provided, that if disability, in any measure, has resulted from any physical defect or disease which existed at the time such injury was sustained the duty disability benefit shall be 50% of salary.
    If the employee's duty disability benefit continues for more than 5 years, on January 1 of the sixth year such benefit shall be increased by 10%.
    The employee shall also have a right to receive child's disability benefit of $10 a month on account of each child less than age 18. Child's disability benefit shall not exceed 15% of the salary as aforesaid; nor shall the total duty disability benefit and child's disability benefit combined exceed 90% of the salary of such employee in his position held at the time of the injury.
    The first payment of duty disability or child's disability benefit shall be made not later than one month after such benefit is granted and each subsequent payment shall be made not later than one month after the last preceding payment.
    Duty disability benefit is payable during disability until the employee attains age 65 if the disability commences prior to January 1, 1979. If the disability commences on or after January 1, 1979 the benefit prescribed herein shall be payable during disability until the employee attains age 65 for disability commencing prior to age 60, or for a period of 5 years or until attainment of age 70, whichever occurs first, for disability commencing at age 60 or older and on or after January 1, 1979, and child's disability benefit shall be paid to the employee parent of any unmarried child less than age 18, during such time until the child marries or attains age 18. The employee shall thereafter upon withdrawal from service receive such annuity as is otherwise provided in this Article.
    Any employee whose duty disability benefit was terminated on or after January 1, 1979 by reason of his attainment of age 65 and who continues to be disabled after age 65 may elect before July 1, 1986 to have such benefits resumed beginning at the time of such termination and continuing until termination is required under this Section as amended by this amendatory Act of 1985. The amount payable to any employee for such resumed benefit for any period shall be reduced by the amount of any retirement annuity paid to such employee under this Article for the same period of time or by any refund paid in lieu of annuity.
(Source: P.A. 84-23.)

40 ILCS 5/8-161

    (40 ILCS 5/8-161) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-161)
    Sec. 8-161. Ordinary disability benefit. An employee while under age 65 and prior to January 1, 1979, or while under age 70 and after January 1, 1979, who becomes disabled after the effective date as the result of any cause other than injury incurred in the performance of duty, shall be entitled to ordinary disability benefit during such disability, after the first 30 days thereof.
    The first payment shall be made not later than one month after the benefit is granted and each subsequent payment shall be made not later than one month after the last preceding payment.
    The disability benefit prescribed herein shall cease when the first of the following dates shall occur and the employee, if still disabled, shall thereafter be entitled to such annuity as is otherwise provided in this Article:
    (a) the date disability ceases.
    (b) the date the disabled employee attains age 65 for disability commencing prior to January 1, 1979.
    (c) the date the disabled employee attains age 65 for disability commencing prior to attainment of age 60 in the service and after January 1, 1979.
    (d) the date the disabled employee attains the age of 70 for disability commencing after attainment of age 60 in the service and after January 1, 1979.
    (e) the date the payments of the benefit shall exceed in the aggregate, throughout the employee's service, a period equal to 1/4 of the total service rendered prior to the date of disability but in no event more than 5 years. In computing such total service any period during which the employee received ordinary disability benefit shall be excluded.
    Any employee whose ordinary disability benefit was terminated after January 1, 1979 by reason of his attainment of age 65 and who continues disabled after age 65 may elect before July 1, 1986 to have such benefits resumed beginning at the time of such termination and continuing until termination is required under this Section as amended by this amendatory Act of 1985. The amount payable to any employee for such resumed benefit for any period shall be reduced by the amount of any retirement annuity paid to such employee under this Article for the same period of time or by any refund paid in lieu of annuity.
    Ordinary disability benefit shall be 50% of the employee's salary at the date of disability.
    For ordinary disability benefits paid before January 1, 2001, before any payment, an amount equal to the sum ordinarily deducted from salary for all annuity purposes for such period for which the ordinary disability benefit is made shall be deducted from such payment and credited to the employee as a deduction from salary for that period. The sums so deducted shall be regarded, for annuity and refund purposes, as an amount contributed by him.
    For ordinary disability benefits paid on or after January 1, 2001, the fund shall credit sums equal to the amounts ordinarily contributed by an employee for annuity purposes for any period during which the employee receives ordinary disability, and those sums shall be deemed for annuity purposes and purposes of Section 8-173 as amounts contributed by the employee. These amounts credited for annuity purposes shall not be credited for refund purposes.
    If a participating employee is eligible for a disability benefit under the federal Social Security Act, the amount of ordinary disability benefit under this Section attributable to employment with the Chicago Housing Authority or the Public Building Commission of the city shall be reduced, but not to less than $10 per month, by the amount that the employee would be eligible to receive as a disability benefit under the federal Social Security Act, whether or not that federal benefit is based on service as a covered employee under this Article. The reduction shall be effective as of the month the employee is eligible for the social security disability benefit. The Board may make this reduction pending determination of eligibility for the social security disability benefit, if it appears to the Board that the employee may be eligible, and make an appropriate adjustment if necessary after eligibility for the social security disability benefit is determined. If the employee's social security disability benefit is reduced or terminated because of a refusal to accept rehabilitation services under the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 or the federal Social Security Act or because the employee is receiving a workers' compensation benefit, the ordinary disability benefit under this Section shall be reduced as if the employee were receiving the full social security disability benefit.
    The amount of ordinary disability benefit shall not be reduced by reason of any increase in the amount of social security disability benefit that takes effect after the month of the initial reduction under this Section, other than an increase resulting from a correction in the employee's wage records.
(Source: P.A. 92-599, eff. 6-28-02.)

40 ILCS 5/8-161.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-161.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-161.1)
    Sec. 8-161.1. Limitations on payment of duty and ordinary disability.
    (a) Disablement because of commonly termed heart attacks, or strokes, or any disablement falling within the broad field of coronary involvement or heart disease, shall not be considered to be the result of an accidental injury incurred in the performance of duty.
    (b) If application for disability benefit is not filed with the Retirement Board within one year from the date the disability applicant became disabled or last received salary if salary was continued during the period of disablement, no disability benefit shall begin to accrue for any period of time more than one year prior to the date on which the application for disability benefit is received by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 86-1488.)

40 ILCS 5/8-162

    (40 ILCS 5/8-162) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-162)
    Sec. 8-162. Proof of disability, duty and ordinary.
    Proof of duty or ordinary disability shall be furnished to the board by at least one licensed and practicing physician appointed by the board. The board may require other evidence of disability. Each disabled employee who receives duty or ordinary disability benefit shall be examined at least once a year by one or more licensed and practicing physicians appointed by the board. When the disability ceases, the board shall discontinue payment of the benefit and the employee shall be returned to active service.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-163

    (40 ILCS 5/8-163) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-163)
    Sec. 8-163. When disability benefit not payable.
    (a) If an employee receiving duty or ordinary disability benefit refuses to submit to examination by a physician appointed by the board, or fails or refuses to consent to and sign an authorization allowing the board to receive copies of or examine the employee's medical and hospital records, or fails or refuses to provide complete information regarding any other employment for compensation he has received since he has become disabled, he shall have no further right to receive the benefit.
    (b) Disability benefit shall not be paid for any time for which the employee receives any part of his salary or is employed by any public body supported in whole or in part by taxation.
    (c) Before any action is taken by the Board on an application for a duty disability benefit or a widow's compensation or supplemental benefit, the employee or widow shall file a claim with the employer to establish that the disability or death occurred while the employee was acting within the scope of and in the course of his or her duties.
    Any amounts provided to the employee or surviving spouse as temporary total disability payments, permanent total disability payments, a lump sum settlement award, or other payment under the Workers' Compensation Act or the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act shall be applied as an offset to the disability benefit paid by the Fund, whether duty or ordinary, or any widow compensation or supplemental benefit payable under this Article until a period of time has elapsed when the benefit payable equals the amount of such compensation, payment, or award. The duty disability benefit shall be offset at the rate of the amount of temporary total disability payments or permanent disability payments made under the Workers' Compensation Act or the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act.
    If such amounts are not readily determinable or if an employee has not received temporary total disability payments or permanent weekly or monthly payments for the entire period of disability up to the time of the compensation, payment, or award under the Workers' Compensation Act or the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act, the disability benefit paid by the Fund shall be offset by 66 2/3% of the employee's salary on the date of disablement. The offset shall not be greater than the amount of disability benefits due from the Fund. The offset shall be applied until a period of time has elapsed when the benefit payable equals the amount of such compensation, payment, or award. This offset shall not apply to the initial days of disability when workers' compensation would not ordinarily be payable.
    The amount of compensation or supplemental annuity payable to a widow shall be offset by any compensation, payment, or award until a period of time has elapsed when the benefit payable equals the amount of such compensation, payment, or award.
    Any employee or former employee whose disability benefits were offset, or who was notified by the Fund that his or her disability benefits will be offset, by a rate higher than the temporary total disability payments or permanent disability payments, or if these were not determinable, by 66 2/3% of salary at the date of disablement, may apply to the Fund for a refund of the excess offset, without interest, or an adjustment to his or her account. This application must be made within 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly.
    If an employee who has been disabled has received ordinary disability from the Fund and also receives any compensation or payment for specific loss, disability, or death under the Workers' Compensation Act or the Workers' Occupational Diseases Act, then the ordinary disability benefit must be repaid to the Fund before any other benefit under this Article may be granted or paid. If no other benefit is applied for, then the ordinary disability is offset according to the provisions of this Section.
    The employee and the employer shall provide the Fund, on a timely basis, with the entry of the settlement contract lump sum petition and order settlement of any such lawsuit, including all details of the settlement.
    (d) An employee who enters service after December 31, 1987, or an employee who makes application for a disability benefit or applies for a disability benefit for a recurrence of a previous disability, and who, while in receipt of an ordinary or duty disability benefit, assumes any employment for compensation, shall not be entitled to receive any amount of such disability benefit which, when added to his compensation for such employment during disability, plus any amount payable under the provisions of the Workers' Compensation Act or Workers' Occupational Diseases Act, would exceed the rate of salary on which his disability benefit is based.
(Source: P.A. 95-1036, eff. 2-17-09.)

40 ILCS 5/8-164

    (40 ILCS 5/8-164) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-164)
    Sec. 8-164. Annuity after withdrawal while disabled. An employee whose disability continues after he has received ordinary disability benefit for the maximum period of time prescribed by this Article, and who withdraws before age 60 while still so disabled, is entitled to receive annuity of such amount as can be provided from the accumulation to his credit from employee contributions and city contributions to be computed as of his age on the date of withdrawal.
    The annuity to which his wife shall be entitled upon his death, shall be fixed on the date of his withdrawal. It shall be provided from the amount to his credit for widow's annuity on the date of such withdrawal.
    Upon the death of any such employee while on annuity, if his service was at least 4 years after the date of his original entry, and at least 2 years after the date of his latest re-entry, his child or children under age 18 shall be entitled to annuity as specified in this Article for children of an employee who retires after age 55, subject to prescribed limitations on total payments to a family of an employee.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-164.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-164.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-164.1)
    Sec. 8-164.1. Payments to city.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section, "city annuitant" means a person receiving an age and service annuity, a widow's annuity, a child's annuity, or a minimum annuity under this Article as a direct result of previous employment by the City of Chicago ("the city").
    (b) The board shall pay to the city, on behalf of the board's city annuitants who participate in any of the city's health care plans, the following amounts:
        (1) From July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2008, $85 per
    
month for each such annuitant who is not eligible to receive Medicare benefits and $55 per month for each such annuitant who is eligible to receive Medicare benefits.
        (2) Beginning July 1, 2008 and until such time as the
    
city no longer provides a health care plan for such annuitants or December 31, 2016, whichever comes first, $95 per month for each such annuitant who is not eligible to receive Medicare benefits and $65 per month for each such annuitant who is eligible to receive Medicare benefits.
    The payments described in this subsection shall be paid from the tax levy authorized under Section 8-173; such amounts shall be credited to the reserve for group hospital care and group medical and surgical plan benefits, and all payments to the city required under this subsection shall be charged against it.
    (c) The city health care plans referred to in this Section and the board's payments to the city under this Section are not and shall not be construed to be pension or retirement benefits for the purposes of Section 5 of Article XIII of the Illinois Constitution of 1970.
(Source: P.A. 98-43, eff. 6-28-13.)

40 ILCS 5/8-164.2

    (40 ILCS 5/8-164.2)
    Sec. 8-164.2. Payments to board of education for group health benefits.
    (a) Should the Board of Education continue to sponsor a retiree health plan, the board is authorized to pay to the Board of Education, on behalf of each eligible annuitant who chooses to participate in the Board of Education's retiree health benefit plan, the following amounts:
        (1) From July 1, 2003 through June 30, 2008, $85 per
    
month for each such annuitant who is not eligible to receive Medicare benefits and $55 per month for each such annuitant who is eligible to receive Medicare benefits.
        (2) Beginning July 1, 2008 and until such time as the
    
city no longer provides a health care plan for such annuitants or December 31, 2016, whichever comes first, $95 per month for each such annuitant who is not eligible to receive Medicare benefits and $65 per month for each such annuitant who is eligible to receive Medicare benefits.
    The payments described in this subsection shall be paid from the tax levy authorized under Section 8-173; such amounts shall be credited to the reserve for group hospital care and group medical and surgical plan benefits, and all payments to the Board of Education under this subsection shall be charged against it.
    (b) The Board of Education health benefit plan referred to in this Section and the board's payments to the Board of Education under this Section are not and shall not be construed to be pension or retirement benefits for the purposes of Section 5 of Article XIII of the Illinois Constitution of 1970.
(Source: P.A. 98-43, eff. 6-28-13.)

40 ILCS 5/8-165

    (40 ILCS 5/8-165) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-165)
    Sec. 8-165. Re-entry into service. (a) When an employee receiving age and service or prior service annuity who has withdrawn from service after the effective date re-enters service before age 65, any annuity previously granted and any annuity fixed for his wife shall be cancelled. The employee shall be credited for annuity purposes with sums sufficient to provide annuities equal to those cancelled, as of their ages on the date of re-entry; provided, the maximum age of the wife for this purpose shall be as provided in Section 8-155 of this Article.
    The sums so credited shall provide for annuities to be fixed and granted in the future. Contributions by the employees and the city for the purposes of this Article shall be made, and when the proper time arrives, as provided in this Article, new annuities based upon the total credit for annuity purposes and the entire term of his service shall be fixed for the employee and his wife.
    If the employee's wife died before he re-entered service, no part of any credits for widow's or widow's prior service annuity at the time annuity for his wife was fixed shall be credited upon re-entry into service, and no such sums shall thereafter be used to provide such annuity.
    (b) When an employee re-enters service after age 65, payments on account of any annuity previously granted shall be suspended during the time thereafter that he is in service, and when he again withdraws, annuity payments shall be resumed. If the employee dies in service, his widow shall receive the amount of annuity previously fixed for her.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-166

    (40 ILCS 5/8-166) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-166)
    Sec. 8-166. Re-entry into service-Prior employee. An employee who was not in the service of an employer on the day prior to the effective date, and who was in service prior to that date, who re-enters service after that date and before age 65, shall not be credited for prior service annuity or widow's prior service annuity on account of service prior to the effective date. The period of service, prior to the effective date shall, however, be included in computing service for age and service annuity and widow's annuity. Such employee shall be a future entrant for the purposes of this Article.
    For any person employed by an employer prior to January 1, 1950, from whose salary deductions were made for the purposes of this Article for the first time after December 31, 1949, any service rendered prior to January 1, 1922, unless he was in service on the day before the effective date, shall not, regardless of any other provisions of this Article, be counted as service for the purposes of this Article.
    Contributions by the employee to whom this section applies, and city contributions for age and service annuity and widow's annuity, shall be made as herein provided.
    Any person employed by an employer or retirement board, in which this Article was in force prior to January 1, 1950, who (1) was not a participant in this fund on January 1, 1950, (2) attained age 65 before July 1, 1950 and (3) fails to qualify as an employee by virtue of the 12 months' service requirement by July 1, 1950, shall not be credited for any annuity purposes under this Article; nor shall any other person so employed, who attains age 65 or more subsequent to July 1, 1950, and before qualifying as an employee, be credited for any annuity purposes under this Article. Such person shall not be considered an employee.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-167

    (40 ILCS 5/8-167) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-167)
    Sec. 8-167. Restoration of rights. An employee who has withdrawn as a refund the amounts credited for annuity purposes, and who (i) re-enters service of the employer and serves for periods comprising at least 90 days after the date of the last refund paid to him or (ii) has completed at least 2 years of service under a participating system (as defined in the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act) other than this Fund after the date of the last refund, shall have his annuity rights restored by compliance with the following provisions:
        (a) After that 90 day or 2 year period, whichever
    
applies, he shall repay in full to the fund, while in service, all refunds received, together with interest at the effective rate from the dates of refund 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 manner and amounts and manner as the board, by rule, may prescribe, 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, service credit shall be restored in accordance with Section 8-230.3(b).
        (d) If the employee repays the refund while
    
participating in a participating system (as defined in the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act) other than this Fund, the service credit restored must be used for a proportional annuity calculated in accordance with the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act. If not so used, the restored service credit shall be forfeited and the amount of the repayment shall be refunded, without interest.
    This Section applies also to any person who received a refund from any annuity and benefit fund or pension fund which was merged into and superseded by the annuity and benefit fund provided for in this Article on or after December 31, 1959. Upon repayment such person shall receive credit for all annuity purposes in the annuity and benefit fund provided for in this Article for the period of service covered by the repayment.
    The amount of refund repayment is considered as salary deductions for age and service annuity and widow's annuity purposes in the case of a male person. In the latter case the amount of refund repayment is allocated in the applicable proportion for age and service and widow's annuity purposes. Such person shall also be credited with city contributions for age and service annuity, and widow's annuity if a male employee, in the amount which would have been credited and accrued if such person had been a participant in and contributor to the annuity and benefit fund provided for in this Article during the period of such service on the basis of his salary during such period.
(Source: P.A. 93-654, eff. 1-16-04.)

40 ILCS 5/8-168

    (40 ILCS 5/8-168) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-168)
    Sec. 8-168. Refunds - Withdrawal before age 55 or age 62 or with less than 10 years of service.
    1. An employee who first became a member before January 1, 2011, without regard to length of service, who withdraws before age 55, and any employee with less than 10 years of service who withdraws before age 60, shall be entitled to a refund of the accumulated sums to his credit, as of the date of withdrawal, for age and service annuity and widow's annuity from amounts contributed by him, including interest credited and including amounts contributed for him for age and service and widow's annuity purposes by the city while receiving duty disability benefits; provided that such amounts contributed by the city after December 31, 1981, while the employee is receiving duty disability benefits, and amounts credited to the employee for annuity purposes by the fund after December 31, 2000, while the employee is receiving ordinary disability benefits, shall not be credited for refund purposes. If he is a present employee he shall also be entitled to a refund of the accumulations from any sums contributed by him, and applied to any municipal pension fund superseded by this fund.
    An employee who first becomes a member on or after January 1, 2011 who withdraws before age 62 without regard to length of service, or who withdraws with less than 10 years of service regardless of age, shall be entitled to a refund of the total sum accumulated to his credit as of date of withdrawal for age and service annuity and widow's annuity provided that such amounts contributed by the city while the employee is receiving duty disability benefits and amounts credited to the employee for annuity purposes by the fund while the employee is receiving ordinary disability benefits shall not be credited for refund purposes.
    2. Upon receipt of the refund, the employee surrenders and forfeits all rights to any annuity or other benefits, for himself and for any other persons who might have benefited through him; provided that he may have such period of service counted in computing the term of his service if he becomes an employee before age 65, excepting as limited by the provisions of paragraph (a) (3) of Section 8-232 of this Article relating to the basis of computing the term of service.
    3. Any such employee shall retain such right to a refund of such amounts when he shall apply for same until he re-enters the service or until the amount of annuity shall have been fixed as provided in this Article. Thereafter, no such right shall exist in the case of any such employee.
    4. Any such municipal employee who shall have served 10 or more years and who shall not withdraw the amounts aforesaid to which he shall have a right of refund shall have a right to annuity as stated in this Article.
    5. Any such municipal employee who shall have served less than 10 years and who shall not withdraw the amounts to which he shall have a right to refund shall have a right to have all such amounts and all other amounts to his credit for annuity purposes on date of his withdrawal from service retained to his credit and improved by interest while he shall be out of the service at the rate of 3 1/2% or 3% per annum (whichever rate shall apply under the provisions of Section 8-155 of this Article) and used for annuity purposes for his benefit and the benefit of any person who may have any right to annuity through him because of his service, according to the provisions of this Article in the event that he shall subsequently re-enter the service and complete the number of years of service necessary to attain a right to annuity; but such sum shall be improved by interest to his credit while he shall be out of the service only until he shall have become 65 years of age.
(Source: P.A. 96-1490, eff. 1-1-11.)

40 ILCS 5/8-169

    (40 ILCS 5/8-169) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-169)
    Sec. 8-169. Refund of widow's annuity deductions. When a male employee is (1) unmarried when he attains age 65, (2) married at age 65, and subsequently becomes a widower while still in service, or (3) unmarried upon withdrawal before age 65 and enters upon annuity, the sum accumulated from employee contributions for widow's annuity shall be refunded to him.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-169.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-169.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-169.1)
    Sec. 8-169.1. Refund of salary deductions to widow. If a male employee with less than 20 years of service dies while in the service after attaining age 65 and leaves a widow eligible for widow's annuity who does not qualify for minimum annuity for widows under Section 8-150.1 of this Article and whose amount of widow's annuity was thus fixed and determined when her husband attained age 65, such widow shall have refunded upon her husband's death the accumulated sums resulting from deductions made from the salary of her husband for age and service annuity purposes after the date on which he attained age 65.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-170

    (40 ILCS 5/8-170) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-170)
    Sec. 8-170. Refunds - When paid to beneficiary, children or estate. Whenever the accumulations including interest credited thereon to the account of a deceased employee from employee contributions for annuity purposes, and from employee contributions applied to any municipal pension fund superseded by this fund, have not been paid to him, and in the case of a married male employee to the employee and his widow, both together, in form of annuity or refund before the death of the last of such persons, a refund shall be paid as follows:
    An amount equal to the excess of such amounts over the amounts paid on any annuity or annuities or refund, without interest upon either of such amounts, shall be refunded to a beneficiary theretofore designated by the employee in writing, signed by him before an officer authorized to administer oaths, and filed with the board before the employee's death.
    If there is no designated beneficiary or the beneficiary does not survive the employee, the amount shall be refunded to the employee's children, in equal parts, with the children of a deceased child taking the share of their parent. If there is no designated beneficiary or children, the refund shall be paid to the administrator or executor of the employee's estate. If an administrator or executor of the estate has not been appointed within 90 days from the date the refund became payable, the refund may be applied, in the discretion of the board, toward the payment of the employee's burial expenses. Any remaining balance shall be paid to the heirs of the employee according to the law of descent and distribution of this State, but assuming for the purpose of such payment of refund and determination of heirs that the deceased male employee left no widow surviving him where a widow eligible for widow's annuity survived him and subsequently died; provided, that if any children of the employee are less than age 18, such part or all of any such amount necessary to pay annuities to them shall not be refunded as hereinbefore stated but shall be transferred to the child's annuity reserve and used therein for the payment of such annuities; and provided further, that if a reversionary annuity becomes payable, such refund shall not be paid until the death of the reversionary annuitant, and the refund otherwise payable under this Section shall then be further reduced by the amount of the reversionary annuity paid.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-171

    (40 ILCS 5/8-171) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-171)
    Sec. 8-171. Refund in lieu of annuity. In lieu of an annuity, an employee who withdraws and whose annuity would amount to less than $800 a month for life, may elect to receive a refund of his accumulated contributions for annuity purposes, based on the amounts contributed by him.
    The widow of any employee, eligible for annuity upon the death of her husband, whose widow's annuity would amount to less than $800 a month for life, may, in lieu of widow's annuity, elect to receive a refund of the accumulated contributions for annuity purposes, based on the amounts contributed by her deceased employee husband, but reduced by any amounts theretofore paid to him in the form of an annuity or refund out of such accumulated contributions.
    Accumulated contributions shall mean the amounts - including the interest credited thereon - contributed by the employee for age and service and widow's annuity to the date of his withdrawal or death, whichever first occurs, including any amounts contributed for him as salary deductions while receiving duty disability benefits, and, if not otherwise included, any accumulations from sums contributed by him and applied to any pension fund superseded by this fund; provided that such amounts contributed by the city after December 31, 1981 while the employee is receiving duty disability benefits and amounts credited to the employee for annuity purposes by the fund after December 31, 2000 while the employee is receiving ordinary disability shall not be included.
    The acceptance of such refund in lieu of widow's annuity, on the part of a widow, shall not deprive a child or children of the right to receive a child's annuity as provided for in Sections 8-158 and 8-159 of this Article, and neither shall the payment of a child's annuity in the case of such refund to a widow reduce the amount herein set forth as refundable to such widow electing a refund in lieu of widow's annuity.
(Source: P.A. 91-887, eff. 7-6-00; 92-599, eff. 6-28-02.)

40 ILCS 5/8-172

    (40 ILCS 5/8-172) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-172)
    Sec. 8-172. Refunds - Transfer of city contributions. Whenever any amount is refunded as provided in Sections 8-168 and 8-169, except in the case of a male employee who becomes a widower while in service after he becomes age 65, the amounts to the credit of the male employee from contributions by the city shall be transferred to the prior service annuity reserve. Thereafter, except as otherwise provided in Section 8-172.1, any such amounts shall become a credit to the city and, with interest thereon at the effective rate, be used to reduce the amount which the city would otherwise pay during a succeeding year.
(Source: P.A. 93-654, eff. 1-16-04.)

40 ILCS 5/8-172.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-172.1)
    Sec. 8-172.1. Transfer of city contributions for paramedics.
    (a) Municipality credits computed and credited under this Article 8 for all persons who (1) accumulated service credit in this Article 8 fund for service as a paramedic, (2) have terminated that Article 8 service credit and received a refund of contributions, and (3) are participants in the Article 6 fund on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly shall be transferred by this Article 8 fund to the Article 6 fund together with interest at the actuarially assumed rate, compounded annually, to the date of transfer. The city shall not be responsible for making any additional employer contributions to the Fund to replace the amounts transferred under this Section.
    (b) Municipality credits computed and credited under this Article 8 for all persons who (1) accumulated service credit in this Article 8 fund for service as a paramedic, (2) have terminated that Article 8 service credit and received a refund of contributions, and (3) are not participants in the Article 6 fund on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly shall be used as provided in Section 8-172.
(Source: P.A. 96-727, eff. 8-25-09.)

40 ILCS 5/8-173

    (40 ILCS 5/8-173) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-173)
    Sec. 8-173. Financing; tax levy.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (f) of this Section, the city council of the city shall levy a tax annually upon all taxable property in the city at a rate that will produce a sum which, when added to the amounts deducted from the salaries of the employees or otherwise contributed by them and the amounts deposited under subsection (f), will be sufficient for the requirements of this Article, but which when extended will produce an amount not to exceed the greater of the following: (a) the sum obtained by the levy of a tax of .1093% of the value, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, of all taxable property within such city, or (b) the sum of $12,000,000. However any city in which a Fund has been established and in operation under this Article for more than 3 years prior to 1970 shall levy for the year 1970 a tax at a rate on the dollar of assessed valuation of all taxable property that will produce, when extended, an amount not to exceed 1.2 times the total amount of contributions made by employees to the Fund for annuity purposes in the calendar year 1968, and, for the year 1971 and 1972 such levy that will produce, when extended, an amount not to exceed 1.3 times the total amount of contributions made by employees to the Fund for annuity purposes in the calendar years 1969 and 1970, respectively; and for the year 1973 an amount not to exceed 1.365 times such total amount of contributions made by employees for annuity purposes in the calendar year 1971; and for the year 1974 an amount not to exceed 1.430 times such total amount of contributions made by employees for annuity purposes in the calendar year 1972; and for the year 1975 an amount not to exceed 1.495 times such total amount of contributions made by employees for annuity purposes in the calendar year 1973; and for the year 1976 an amount not to exceed 1.560 times such total amount of contributions made by employees for annuity purposes in the calendar year 1974; and for the year 1977 an amount not to exceed 1.625 times such total amount of contributions made by employees for annuity purposes in the calendar year 1975; and for the year 1978 and each year thereafter through levy year 2016, such levy as will produce, when extended, an amount not to exceed the total amount of contributions made by or on behalf of employees to the Fund for annuity purposes in the calendar year 2 years prior to the year for which the annual applicable tax is levied, multiplied by 1.690 for the years 1978 through 1998 and by 1.250 for the year 1999 and for each year thereafter through levy year 2016. Beginning in levy year 2017, and in each year thereafter, the levy shall not exceed the amount of the city's total required contribution to the Fund for the next payment year, as determined under subsection (a-5). For the purposes of this Section, the payment year is the year immediately following the levy year.
    The tax shall be levied and collected in like manner with the general taxes of the city, and shall be exclusive of and in addition to the amount of tax the city is now or may hereafter be authorized to levy for general purposes under any laws which may limit the amount of tax which the city may levy for general purposes. The county clerk of the county in which the city is located, in reducing tax levies under the provisions of any Act concerning the levy and extension of taxes, shall not consider the tax herein provided for as a part of the general tax levy for city purposes, and shall not include the same within any limitation of the percent of the assessed valuation upon which taxes are required to be extended for such city.
    Revenues derived from such tax shall be paid to the city treasurer of the city as collected and held by the city treasurer for the benefit of the fund.
    If the payments on account of taxes are insufficient during any year to meet the requirements of this Article, the city may issue tax anticipation warrants against the current tax levy.
    The city may continue to use other lawfully available funds in lieu of all or part of the levy, as provided under subsection (f) of this Section.
    (a-5) (1) Beginning in payment year 2018, the city's required annual contribution to the Fund for payment years 2018 through 2022 shall be: for 2018, $266,000,000; for 2019, $344,000,000; for 2020, $421,000,000; for 2021, $499,000,000; and for 2022, $576,000,000.
    (2) For payment years 2023 through 2058, the city's required annual contribution to the Fund shall be the amount determined by the Fund to be equal to the sum of (i) the city's portion of the projected normal cost for that fiscal year, plus (ii) an amount determined on a level percentage of applicable employee payroll basis (reflecting any limits on individual participants' pay that apply for benefit and contribution purposes under this plan) that is sufficient to bring the total actuarial assets of the Fund up to 90% of the total actuarial liabilities of the Fund by the end of 2058.
    (3) For payment years after 2058, the city's required annual contribution to the Fund shall be equal to the amount, if any, needed to bring the total actuarial assets of the Fund up to 90% of the total actuarial liabilities of the Fund as of the end of the year. In making the determinations under paragraphs (2) and (3) of this subsection, the actuarial calculations shall be determined under the entry age normal actuarial cost method, and any actuarial gains or losses from investment return incurred in a fiscal year shall be recognized in equal annual amounts over the 5-year period following the fiscal year.
    To the extent that the city's contribution for any of the payment years referenced in this subsection is made with property taxes, those property taxes shall be levied, collected, and paid to the Fund in a like manner with the general taxes of the city.
    (a-10) If the city fails to transmit to the Fund contributions required of it under this Article by December 31 of the year in which such contributions are due, the Fund may, after giving notice to the city, certify to the State Comptroller the amounts of the delinquent payments, and the Comptroller must, beginning in payment year 2018, deduct and deposit into the Fund the certified amounts or a portion of those amounts from the following proportions of grants of State funds to the city:
        (1) in payment year 2018, one-third of the total
    
amount of any grants of State funds to the city;
        (2) in payment year 2019, two-thirds of the total
    
amount of any grants of State funds to the city; and
        (3) in payment year 2020 and each payment year
    
thereafter, the total amount of any grants of State funds to the city.
    The State Comptroller may not deduct from any grants of State funds to the city more than the amount of delinquent payments certified to the State Comptroller by the Fund.
    (b) On or before July 1, 2017, and each July 1 thereafter, the board shall certify to the city council the annual amounts required under this Article, for which the tax herein provided shall be levied for the following year. The board shall compute the amounts necessary to be credited to the reserves established and maintained as herein provided, and shall make an annual determination of the amount of the required city contributions, and certify the results thereof to the city council.
    (c) In respect to employees of the city who are transferred to the employment of a park district by virtue of the "Exchange of Functions Act of 1957", the corporate authorities of the park district shall annually levy a tax upon all the taxable property in the park district at such rate per cent of the value of such property, as equalized or assessed by the Department of Revenue, as shall be sufficient, when added to the amounts deducted from their salaries and otherwise contributed by them to provide the benefits to which they and their dependents and beneficiaries are entitled under this Article. The city shall not levy a tax hereunder in respect to such employees.
    The tax so levied by the park district shall be in addition to and exclusive of all other taxes authorized to be levied by the park district for corporate, annuity fund, or other purposes. The county clerk of the county in which the park district is located, in reducing any tax levied under the provisions of any act concerning the levy and extension of taxes shall not consider such tax as part of the general tax levy for park purposes, and shall not include the same in any limitation of the per cent of the assessed valuation upon which taxes are required to be extended for the park district. The proceeds of the tax levied by the park district, upon receipt by the district, shall be immediately paid over to the city treasurer of the city for the uses and purposes of the fund.
    The various sums to be contributed by the city and park district and allocated for the purposes of this Article, and any interest to be contributed by the city, shall be derived from the revenue from the taxes authorized in this Section or otherwise as expressly provided in this Section.
    If it is not possible or practicable for the city to make contributions for age and service annuity and widow's annuity at the same time that employee contributions are made for such purposes, such city contributions shall be construed to be due and payable as of the end of the fiscal year for which the tax is levied and shall accrue thereafter with interest at the effective rate until paid.
    (d) With respect to employees whose wages are funded as participants under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973, as amended (P.L. 93-203, 87 Stat. 839, P.L. 93-567, 88 Stat. 1845), hereinafter referred to as CETA, subsequent to October 1, 1978, and in instances where the board has elected to establish a manpower program reserve, the board shall compute the amounts necessary to be credited to the manpower program reserves established and maintained as herein provided, and shall make a periodic determination of the amount of required contributions from the City to the reserve to be reimbursed by the federal government in accordance with rules and regulations established by the Secretary of the United States Department of Labor or his designee, and certify the results thereof to the City Council. Any such amounts shall become a credit to the City and will be used to reduce the amount which the City would otherwise contribute during succeeding years for all employees.
    (e) In lieu of establishing a manpower program reserve with respect to employees whose wages are funded as participants under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act of 1973, as authorized by subsection (d), the board may elect to establish a special municipality contribution rate for all such employees. If this option is elected, the City shall contribute to the Fund from federal funds provided under the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act program at the special rate so established and such contributions shall become a credit to the City and be used to reduce the amount which the City would otherwise contribute during succeeding years for all employees.
    (f) In lieu of levying all or a portion of the tax required under this Section in any year, the city may deposit with the city treasurer for the benefit of the fund, to be held in accordance with this Article, an amount that, together with the taxes levied under this Section for that year, is not less than the amount of the city contributions for that year as certified by the board to the city council. The deposit may be derived from any source legally available for that purpose, including, but not limited to, the proceeds of city borrowings. The making of a deposit shall satisfy fully the requirements of this Section for that year to the extent of the amounts so deposited. Amounts deposited under this subsection may be used by the fund for any of the purposes for which the proceeds of the tax levied by the city under this Section may be used, including the payment of any amount that is otherwise required by this Article to be paid from the proceeds of that tax.
(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)

40 ILCS 5/8-173.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-173.1)
    Sec. 8-173.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 98-641, eff. 6-9-14. Repealed by P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)

40 ILCS 5/8-174

    (40 ILCS 5/8-174) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-174)
    Sec. 8-174. Contributions for age and service annuities for present employees and future entrants.
    (a) Beginning on the effective date and prior to July 1, 1947, 3 1/4%; and beginning on July 1, 1947 and prior to July 1, 1953, 5%; and beginning July 1, 1953, and prior to January 1, 1972, 6%; and beginning January 1, 1972, 6-1/2% of each payment of the salary of each present employee and future entrant, except as provided in subsection (a-5) and (a-10), shall be contributed to the fund as a deduction from salary for age and service annuity.
    (a-5) Except as provided in subsection (a-10), for an employee who on or after January 1, 2011 and prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly first became a member or participant under this Article and made the election under item (i) of subsection (d-10) of Section 1-160: prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, 6.5%; and beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly and prior to January 1, 2018, 7.5%; and beginning January 1, 2018 and prior to January 1, 2019, 8.5%; and beginning January 1, 2019 and thereafter, employee contributions for those employees who made the election under item (i) of subsection (d-10) of Section 1-160 shall be the lesser of: (i) the total normal cost, calculated using the entry age normal actuarial method, projected for that fiscal year for the benefits and expenses of the plan of benefits applicable to those members and participants who first became members or participants on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly and to those employees who made the election under item (i) of subsection (d-10) of Section 1-160, but not less than 6.5% of each payment of salary combined with the employee contributions provided for in subsection (b) of Section 8-137 and Section 8-182 of this Article; or (ii) the aggregate employee contribution consisting of 9.5% of each payment of salary combined with the employee contributions provided for in subsection (b) of Section 8-137 and 8-182 of this Article.
    Beginning with the first pay period on or after the date when the funded ratio of the fund is first determined to have reached the 90% funding goal, and each pay period thereafter for as long as the fund maintains a funding ratio of 75% or more, employee contributions for age and service annuity for those employees who made the election under item (i) of subsection (d-10) of Section 1-160 shall be 5.5% of each payment of salary. If the funding ratio falls below 75%, then employee contributions for age and service annuity for those employees who made the election under item (i) of subsection (d-10) shall revert to the lesser of: (A) the total normal cost, calculated using the entry age normal actuarial method, projected for that fiscal year for the benefits and expenses of the plan of benefits applicable to those members and participants who first became members or participants on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly and to those employees who made the election under item (i) of subsection (d-10) of Section 1-160, but not less than 6.5% of each payment of salary combined with the employee contributions provided for in subsection (b) of Section 8-137 and Section 8-182 of this Article; or (B) the aggregate employee contribution consisting of 9.5% of each payment of salary combined with the employee contributions provided for in subsection (b) of Section 8-137 and 8-182 of this Article. If the fund once again is determined to have reached a funding ratio of 75%, the 5.5% of salary contribution for age and service annuity shall resume. An employee who made the election under item (ii) of subsection (d-10) of Section 1-160 shall continue to have the contributions for age and service annuity determined under subsection (a) of this Section.
    If contributions are reduced to less than the aggregate employee contribution described in item (ii) or item (B) of this subsection due to application of the normal cost criterion, the employee contribution amount shall be consistent from July 1 of the fiscal year through June 30 of that fiscal year.
    The normal cost, for the purposes of this subsection (a-5) and subsection (a-10), shall be calculated by an independent enrolled actuary mutually agreed upon by the fund and the City. The fees and expenses of the independent actuary shall be the responsibility of the City. For purposes of this subsection (a-5), the fund and the City shall both be considered to be the clients of the actuary, and the actuary shall utilize participant data and actuarial standards to calculate the normal cost. The fund shall provide information that the actuary requests in order to calculate the applicable normal cost.
    (a-10) For each employee who on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly first becomes a member or participant under this Article, 9.5% of each payment of salary shall be contributed to the fund as a deduction from salary for age and service annuity. Beginning January 1, 2018 and each year thereafter, employee contributions for each employee subject to this subsection (a-10) shall be the lesser of: (i) the total normal cost, calculated using the entry age normal actuarial method, projected for that fiscal year for the benefits and expenses of the plan of benefits applicable to those members and participants who first become members or participants on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly and to those employees who made the election under item (i) of subsection (d-10) of Section 1-160, but not less than 6.5% of each payment of salary combined with the employee contributions provided for in subsection (b) of Section 8-137 and Section 8-182 of this Article; or (ii) the aggregate employee contribution consisting of 9.5% of each payment of salary combined with the employee contributions provided for in subsection (b) of Section 8-137 and Section 8-182 of this Article.
    Beginning with the first pay period on or after the date when the funded ratio of the fund is first determined to have reached the 90% funding goal, and each pay period thereafter for as long as the fund maintains a funding ratio of 75% or more, employee contributions for age and service annuity for each employee subject to this subsection (a-10) shall be 5.5% of each payment of salary. If the funding ratio falls below 75%, then employee contributions for age and service annuity for each employee subject to this subsection (a-10) shall revert to the lesser of: (A) the total normal cost, calculated using the entry age normal actuarial method, projected for that fiscal year for the benefits and expenses of the plan of benefits applicable to those members and participants who first become members or participants on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly and to those employees who made the election under item (i) of subsection (d-10) of Section 1-160, but not less than 6.5% of each payment of salary combined with the employee contributions provided for in subsection (b) of Section 8-137 and Section 8-182 of this Article; or (B) the aggregate employee contribution consisting of 9.5% of each payment of salary combined with the employee contributions provided for in subsection (b) of Section 8-137 and Section 8-182 of this Article. If the fund once again is determined to have reached a funding ratio of 75%, the 5.5% of salary contribution for age and service annuity shall resume.
    If contributions are reduced to less than the aggregate employee contribution described in item (ii) or item (B) of this subsection (a-10) due to application of the normal cost criterion, the employee contribution amount shall be consistent from July 1 of the fiscal year through June 30 of that fiscal year.
    Such deductions beginning on the effective date and prior to July 1, 1947 shall be made for a future entrant while he is in the service until he attains age 65 and for a present employee while he is in the service until the amount so deducted from his salary with the amount deducted from his salary or paid by him according to law to any municipal pension fund in force on the effective date with interest on both such amounts at 4% per annum equals the sum that would have been to his credit from sums deducted from his salary if deductions at the rate herein stated had been made during his entire service until he attained age 65 with interest at 4% per annum for the period subsequent to his attainment of age 65. Such deductions beginning July 1, 1947 shall be made and continued for employees while in the service.
    (b) (Blank).
    (c) Each employee contribution made prior to the date the age and service annuity for an employee is fixed and each corresponding city contribution shall be credited to the employee and allocated to the account of the employee for whose benefit it is made.
    (d) Notwithstanding Section 1-103.1, the changes to this Section made by this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly apply regardless of whether the employee was in active service on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)

40 ILCS 5/8-174.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-174.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-174.1)
    Sec. 8-174.1. Employer contributions on behalf of employees.
    (a) The employer may make and may incur an obligation to make contributions on behalf of its employees in an amount not to exceed the employee contributions required by Sections 8-137, 8-161, 8-174, 8-182 and 8-182.1 for all salary earned after December 31, 1981. If such employee contributions are not made or an obligation to make such contributions is not incurred by the employer on behalf of its employees, the amount that could have been contributed shall continue to be deducted from salary. If employee contributions are made by the employer on behalf of its employees, they shall be treated as employer contributions in determining tax treatment under the United States Internal Revenue Code; however, each city shall continue to withhold Federal and State income taxes based upon these contributions until the Internal Revenue Service or the Federal courts rule that pursuant to Section 414(h) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, these contributions shall not be included as gross income of the employee until such time as they are distributed or made available. The employer may make these contributions on behalf of its employees by a reduction in the cash salary of the employee or by an offset against a future salary increase or by a combination of a reduction in salary and offset against a future salary increase. The employer shall pay these employee contributions from the same source of funds used in paying salary to the employee or, if the employer is a Board of Education, it may also or alternatively pay such contributions in whole or in part from the proceeds of the pension contribution liability tax authorized by Section 34-60.1 of the School Code, as amended. If such a tax is levied with respect to any fiscal year of a Board of Education, that portion of the contributions to be paid by the Board of Education on behalf of its employees for that fiscal year from the proceeds of such a tax shall not be due and payable into the Fund until the collection, in the calendar year following the calendar year in which such levy was made, of the actual tax bills extending the second installment of real estate taxes for the Board of Education for that calendar year, pursuant to Section 21-30 of the Property Tax Code, and such Board of Education shall not be required to pay those contributions to be paid from the proceeds of such a tax into the Fund except as collected from the extension of the actual tax bills. If employee contributions are made by the employer on behalf of its employees, they shall be treated for all purposes of this Article 8, including Section 8-173, in the same manner and to the same extent as employee contributions made by employees and deducted from salary; provided, however, that contributions which are made by a Board of Education on behalf of its employees shall not be treated as a pension or retirement obligation of the Board of Education for purposes of Section 12 of "An Act in relation to State revenue sharing with local governmental entities", approved July 31, 1969, as amended. For purposes of Section 8-173, contributions made by a Board of Education on behalf of its employees shall be treated as contributions made by or on behalf of employees to the Fund for the fiscal year for which the Board of Education incurred the obligation to make such contributions.
    (b) Subject to the requirements of federal law and the rules of the Board, the Fund may allow the employee to elect to have the employer make on behalf of the employee the optional contributions that the employee has elected to pay to the Fund, and the contributions so made on the employee's behalf shall be treated as employer contributions for the purpose of determining federal tax treatment. The employer shall make contributions on behalf of an employee by a reduction in the cash salary of the employee and shall pay contributions from the same source of funds that is used to pay earnings of the employee. The election to have the contributions made on the employee's behalf is irrevocable, and the optional contributions may not thereafter be prepaid, by direct payment or otherwise.
    If the provision authorizing the optional contribution requires payment by a stated date (rather than the date of withdrawal or retirement), the requirement will be deemed to have been satisfied if (i) on or before the stated date the employee executes a valid irrevocable election to have the contributions made on his or her behalf under this subsection, and (ii) the contributions made on his or her behalf are in fact paid to the Fund as provided in the election.
    If employee contributions are made by the employer on the employee's behalf under this subsection, they shall be treated for all purposes of this Article 8, including Section 8-173, in the same manner and to the same extent as optional employee contributions made prior to the date made on the employee's behalf.
(Source: P.A. 93-654, eff. 1-16-04.)

40 ILCS 5/8-174.2

    (40 ILCS 5/8-174.2)
    (This Section was added by P.A. 98-641, which has been held unconstitutional)
    Sec. 8-174.2. Use of contributions for health care subsidies. Except as may be required pursuant to Sections 8-164.1 and 8-164.2 of this Code, the Fund shall not use any contribution received by the Fund under this Article to provide a subsidy for the cost of participation in a retiree health care program.
(Source: P.A. 98-641, eff. 6-9-14.)

40 ILCS 5/8-175

    (40 ILCS 5/8-175) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-175)
    Sec. 8-175. Additional credits-Public school employees.
    The board shall ascertain the contributions of each employee who on June 30, 1923, was a contributor to any municipal pension fund then in operation in the city under the Public School Employee's Pension Act of 1903, and which were applied to such fund between the day before the effective date and July 1, 1923. Each such employee shall be credited with the total employee contributions with interest thereon at the effective rate from the last day of each month in which any such amount has been contributed to July 1, 1923.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-176

    (40 ILCS 5/8-176) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-176)
    Sec. 8-176. Additional credits-To July 1, 1923.
    The board shall also ascertain the service rendered by each present employee who did not attain age 65 prior to July 1, 1923, and the service rendered by each future entrant between the day before the effective date and July 1, 1923. Each such employee shall be credited with 5 3/4% of his annual salary during such service, with interest thereon at the effective rate to July 1, 1923, upon the assumption that 1/12 of such 5 3/4% of such annual salary was due at the end of each month of such service.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-177

    (40 ILCS 5/8-177) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-177)
    Sec. 8-177. Additional credits-To July 1, 1935.
    The board shall also ascertain the service rendered by each employee who was employed by the board on June 30, 1935, between the day before the effective date and July 1, 1935, or the date he attained age 65, prior to July 1, 1935, and shall credit him with 5 3/4% of his annual salary during such service with interest thereon at the effective rate to July 1, 1935, or the date he attained age 65, upon the assumption that 1/12 of such 5 3/4% of such annual salary was due at the end of each month of such service.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-178

    (40 ILCS 5/8-178) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-178)
    Sec. 8-178. Credit-Employees in certain other superseded funds.
    Every employee who, on December 31, 1959, was a contributor to an annuity and benefit fund in the city under the Court and Law Department Employee's Annuity Act, or under the Board of Election Commissioner's Employees' Annuity Act shall receive credits in this fund as follows:
    For service prior to January 1, 1960, as of January 1, 1960, for the accumulated employee contributions and city contributions respectively standing to his credit for age and service and prior service annuity on December 31, 1959 in such other fund.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-178.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-178.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-178.1)
    Sec. 8-178.1. Credit - Employees in superseded Public Library Employes' Pension Fund. Every employee who, on December 31, 1965, was a contributor and participant in the fund in operation in the city on such date created under and by virtue of the Public Library Employes' Pension Act shall receive credit as follows:
    For service prior to January 1, 1966, a city contribution for age and service annuity purposes, of an amount equal to the amount which would have accumulated to his credit from city contributions for age and service annuity to such date, including interest at the effective rate, had he been a participant and contributor during all of his service prior to such date; and, if a present employee in service on the effective date, a city contribution for prior service annuity equal to the amount otherwise provided for present employees as a city contribution for prior service.
    Each such employee shall also be credited on such date with the then accumulated amounts, including any interest credited thereon, resulting from contributions made by him and applied to such Public Library Employes' Pension Fund, and such amounts shall be treated as salary deductions.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2300.)

40 ILCS 5/8-178.2

    (40 ILCS 5/8-178.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-178.2)
    Sec. 8-178.2. Credit-Employees in superseded House of Correction Employees' Pension Fund.
    Every employee who, on December 31, 1968, was a contributor and participant in the fund in operation in the city on such date created under and by virtue of the House of Correction Employees' Pension Act shall receive credit as follows:
    For service prior to January 1, 1969, a city contribution for age and service annuity purposes, of an amount equal to the amount which would have accumulated to his credit from city contributions for age and service annuity to such date, including interest at the effective rate, had he been a participant and contributor during all of his service credited as service in such House of Correction Employees' Pension Fund prior to such date. The maximum salary to be considered for the purpose of computing the amount of the aforesaid city contributions shall not exceed the highest amount of salary considered for salary deduction purposes under the law governing such House of Correction Employees' Pension Fund at the date such salary deductions were made, and the actual rate of salary--not to exceed such highest amount--shall also be applicable in determining salary for all annuity purposes covering, involving, or requiring salary determination for any particular year prior to the year 1968.
    Each such employee shall also be credited on such date with the then accumulated amounts, resulting from contributions made by him and applied to such House of Correction Employees' Pension Fund (not including the additional 2% contributions made from salaries of male employees since July 1, 1965 which are to be credited as salary deductions for Widows' Annuity purposes) and such amounts shall be treated as salary deductions.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 181.)

40 ILCS 5/8-179

    (40 ILCS 5/8-179) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-179)
    Sec. 8-179. Additional credit-Present employees.
    The board shall also ascertain the service rendered by each present employee who attained age 65 subsequent to the day before the effective date and prior to July 1, 1923, between the said first named date and the date he attained age 65. Each such employee shall be credited with 5 3/4% of his annual salary during such service, with interest thereon at the effective rate to the date he attained age 65, upon the assumption that 1/12 of such 5 3/4% of such annual salary was due at the end of each month of such service.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-180

    (40 ILCS 5/8-180) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-180)
    Sec. 8-180. Additional contributions and credits-All employees.
    Any employee in service on July 1, 1947 may elect to make additional contributions while in service which shall not exceed 7/13 of the sum accumulated on July 1, 1947, or at age 65 if he attained such age prior thereto, for age and service annuity resulting from his contributions plus interest credited subsequent to January 1, 1922. The time and manner of making such additional contributions shall be prescribed by the board. Concurrently with each such additional contribution, the city shall contribute 1 and 4/10 times the additional contributions.
    These contributions shall be improved at interest at the rate and in like manner as other employee and city contributions; provided, that the employee while in service may request a refund of all or any part of his contributions, without interest, or shall have them refunded to him, without interest, when he retires on annuity or to his widow, if and to the extent they do not serve to increase the annuity otherwise payable to him or his widow.
    By such refund the employee or his widow surrenders and forfeits all rights which might otherwise have accrued by virtue of any amount so refunded, including related city contributions.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-180.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-180.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-180.1)
    Sec. 8-180.1. Credit for service as counsel of the Chicago Welfare Administration. Any person who shall have rendered service before 1941 as special corporation counsel of the Chicago Welfare Administration, for which service no credit has been granted in this fund or in any other public pension fund or retirement system in this State by whatever name called, may establish credit in this fund for all or as much as that person may desire of such service for a period not to exceed 50% of all of the service rendered by paying into the fund an employee contribution plus the employer contribution equal to the payments which would have been required if such service has been rendered as a participant in the fund, based on the rates of compensation in effect at the time the service was rendered, and rates of contributions that are in effect today with interest thereon at 4% per annum, compounded annually, from the date such service was rendered to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 80-1419.)

40 ILCS 5/8-180.2

    (40 ILCS 5/8-180.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-180.2)
    Sec. 8-180.2. Any person who has at least 8 years of service credit in the Fund may establish service credit in the Fund for any period during which he served as Executive Director of the Chicago Land Clearance Commission, Executive Director of the Chicago Dwellings Association, or Administrator of the Illinois-Indiana Bi-State Commission, and was otherwise ineligible to participate in the Fund, by paying to the Fund before April 1, 1984 an amount equal to (1) employee contributions based on the actual compensation received and the rate of contribution in effect on the date of payment; plus (2) an amount representing employer contributions, equal to the amount specified in subdivision (1); plus (3) interest thereon at the rate of 6% per annum, compounded annually, from the date of service to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 83-802.)

40 ILCS 5/8-181

    (40 ILCS 5/8-181) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-181)
    Sec. 8-181. Interest credits-All employees.
    Amounts credited for age and service and prior service annuity shall be improved by interest at the effective rate during the time thereafter an employee is in service until his annuity is fixed if a present employee or until attainment of age 65 if a future entrant.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-182

    (40 ILCS 5/8-182) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-182)
    Sec. 8-182. Contributions for widow's annuity for widows of present employees and future entrants.
    (a) Beginning on the effective date, 1%, and from and after January 1, 1966, 1 1/2% of each payment of salary shall be contributed by each male employee for widow's annuity as a deduction from salary. Deductions shall be continued during service until the employee attains age 65.
    (b) Concurrently with each employee contribution, the city beginning on the effective date and prior to July 1, 1947 shall contribute 1 3/4% of salary; and beginning on July 1, 1947 2% of salary.
    (c) Each employee contribution made prior to the date when the amount of widow's annuity for the employee is fixed, and each concurrent city contribution shall be allocated to the account of and credited to the employee for whose benefit it is made.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2795.)

40 ILCS 5/8-182.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-182.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-182.1)
    Sec. 8-182.1. Contributions by female employees. (a) Effective as of October 1, 1974, each female employee shall contribute at the same rates as a male employee for widow's annuity or other benefits, to the end that like credits may be established and maintained for both male and female employees for all purposes of this Article with respect to annuities, benefits, contribution rates, refunds and other provisions of this Article.
    (b) Any female employee shall have the option of making contributions for the aforesaid purposes covering the period prior to October 1, 1974, and receiving pension credits therefor, including the concurrent credits from city contributions. Such contributions shall include interest at 4% per annum from the dates such contributions should have been made from the beginning of their service to the dates of payments to the end that equal credits may be provided for all employees under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-183

    (40 ILCS 5/8-183) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-183)
    Sec. 8-183. Additional credits - widow's annuities - public school employees.
    (a) Each married male present employee who on June 30, 1923, was a contributor to a municipal pension fund in the city under the Public School Employees' Pension Act of 1903, and who attained age 65 subsequent to the day before the effective date and prior to July 1, 1923, shall be credited for widow's annuity as follows:
    1 3/4% of his annual salary during the time between the day before the effective date and the date he attained age 65, for such service, with interest thereon at the effective rate to age 65, upon the assumption that 1/12 of such 1 3/4% of such annual salary was due on the last day of each month of such service.
    (b) Each male present employee, who on June 30, 1923, was a contributor to a municipal pension fund in the city under the Public School Employees' Pension Act of 1903, and who did not attain age 65 before July 1, 1923, shall be credited for widow's annuity as follows:
    1 3/4% of annual salary during his service between the day before the effective date, and July 1, 1923, for such service, with interest thereon at the effective rate to July 1, 1923, upon the assumption that 1/12 of such 1 3/4% of such annual salary was due on the last day of each month of such service.
    (c) Each male future entrant who on June 30, 1923, was a contributor to a municipal pension fund in the city under the Public School Employees' Pension Act of 1903 shall be credited for widow's annuity with 1 3/4% of his annual salary during his service between the day before the effective date and July 1, 1923, for the term of his service, with interest thereon at the effective rate to July 1, 1923, upon the assumption that 1/12 of such 1 3/4% of such annual salary was due on the last day of each month of such service.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-184

    (40 ILCS 5/8-184) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-184)
    Sec. 8-184. Additional credit-Widow's annuity-Retirement board employees.
    Each male employee who on June 30, 1935 was an employee of the board, shall be credited with 1 3/4% of his annual salary during his service between the day before the effective date and July 1, 1935, or the date he attained age 65 prior to July 1, 1935, for the term of service, with interest thereon at the effective rate to July 1, 1935, or the date he attained age 65, upon the assumption that 1/12 of such 1 3/4% of such annual salary was due on the last day of each month of service.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-185

    (40 ILCS 5/8-185) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-185)
    Sec. 8-185. Widow's annuity credit-All employees in certain other superseded funds.
    A male employee who, on December 31, 1959, was a contributor to an annuity and benefit fund in the city under the Court and Law Department Employees' Annuity Act, or under the Board of Election Commissioners Employees' Annuity Act shall receive a credit in this fund as follows:
    In lieu of other amounts provided herein for service prior to January 1, 1960, he shall be credited in his like account in this fund, as of January 1, 1960, with the accumulated employee contributions and city contributions respectively standing to his credit in such other fund or funds for widow's annuity and widow's prior service annuity on December 31, 1959.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-185.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-185.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-185.1)
    Sec. 8-185.1. Widow's annuity credit - Employees in superseded Public Library Employes' Fund. A male employee who, on December 31, 1965 was a contributor and participant in the fund in operation in the city on such date created under and by virtue of the Public Library Employes' Pension Act shall receive credit as follows:
    For service prior to January 1, 1966, a city contribution for widow's annuity purposes of an amount equal to the amount which would have accumulated to his credit from city contributions for widow's annuity to such date, including interest at the effective rate, had he been a participant and contributor during all of his service prior to such date; and if a present employee in service on the effective date, a city contribution for widow's prior service annuity equal to the amount otherwise provided for present employees as city contributions for widow's annuity purposes.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2300.)

40 ILCS 5/8-185.2

    (40 ILCS 5/8-185.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-185.2)
    Sec. 8-185.2. Widow's annuity credit-Employees in superseded House of Correction Employee's Pension Fund.
    A male employee who, on December 31, 1968 was a contributor and participant in the fund in operation in the city on such date created under and by virtue of the House of Correction Employees' Pension Act shall receive credit as follows:
    For service prior to January 1, 1969, a city contribution for widow's annuity purposes of an amount equal to the amount which would have accumulated to his credit from city contributions for widow's annuity to such date, including interest at the effective rate, had he been a participant and contributor during all of his service credited as service in such House of Correction Employees' Pension Fund prior to such date. The maximum salary to be considered for the purpose of computing the amount of the aforesaid city contributions shall not exceed the highest amount of salary considered for salary deduction purposes under the law governing such House of Correction Employees' Pension Fund at the date such salary deductions were made, and the actual rate of salary--not to exceed such highest amount--shall also be applicable in determining salary for all annuity purposes covering, involving, or requiring salary determination for any particular year prior to the year 1968.
    Each such employee shall also be credited on such date with the then accumulated amounts, resulting from the additional 2% contributions made from his salary since July 1, 1965 and applied to such House of Correction Employees' Pension Fund, and such amounts shall be treated as salary deductions made for widow's annuity.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-186

    (40 ILCS 5/8-186) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-186)
    Sec. 8-186. Widow's annuity-Interest credits-All employees.
    Amounts credited for widow's annuity and for widow's prior service annuity shall be improved by interest at the effective rate during the time thereafter an employee is in service until he attains age 65.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-187

    (40 ILCS 5/8-187) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-187)
    Sec. 8-187. Contributions by city for duty disability benefit. In lieu of all amounts ordinarily contributed by an employee and the city for age and service annuity, and widows' annuity, the city shall contribute sums equal to such amounts for any period during which the employee receives duty disability benefit under this Article, or a temporary total disability benefit under the Workers' Compensation Act if the disability results from a condition commonly termed heart attack or stroke or any other condition falling within the broad field of coronary involvement or heart disease, to be credited to the disabled employee for annuity purposes.
(Source: P.A. 86-1488.)

40 ILCS 5/8-188

    (40 ILCS 5/8-188) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-188)
    Sec. 8-188. Contributions by city for ordinary disability benefit.
    The city shall contribute all amounts ordinarily contributed by it for annuity purposes for any employee receiving ordinary disability benefit as though he were in active discharge of his duties during such period of disability.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-189

    (40 ILCS 5/8-189) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-189)
    Sec. 8-189. Contributions by city for prior service annuities and pensions under former acts, and for other purposes.
    The city shall contribute annually, from the sum produced by the tax levy herein authorized, all sums required for the purposes of this Article other than those stated in this Section.
    The balance of the sum produced by the tax levy shall be applied for the following purposes:
    (a) The city shall make contributions to provide prior service and widow's prior service annuities, and other annuities, pensions and benefits which have been or shall be allowed or granted under any of the following Acts or in accord with the following described provisions:
    1. The Municipal pension fund Act as defined in Section 8-123 of this Article with further reference to Section 8-238; Public School Employees' Pension Act of 1903, Sections 8-107 and 8-239; Court and Law Department Employees' Annuity Act, Sections 8-105 and 8-240; Board of Election Commissioners Employees' Annuity Act, Sections 8-106 and 8-240; Public Library Employees' Pension Act, Sections 8-107.1 and 8-240.1; House of Correction Employees' Pension Act, Sections 8-107.2 and 8-240.2.
    2. To meet such part of any minimum annuity as shall be in excess of the age and service annuity and prior service annuity; and such part of any minimum annuity for widows as shall be in excess of the widow's annuities and widow's prior service annuity; also for the purpose of providing the city cost of automatic increases in annuity after retirement in accord with Section 8-137, and for any other purpose for which moneys are not otherwise provided in this Article.
    3. To provide a sufficient balance in the investment and interest reserve to permit a transfer from that reserve to other reserves of the fund;
    4. To credit to the city contribution reserve such amounts required from the city but not contributed by it for age and service and prior service annuities, and widows' annuities and widows' prior service annuities.
    (b) All such contributions shall be credited to the prior service annuity reserve. When the balance of this reserve equals its liabilities (including in addition to all other liabilities, the present values of all annuities, present or prospective, according to the applicable mortality tables and rates of interest), the city shall cease to contribute the sum stated in this section.
    Whenever the balance of the investment and interest reserve is not sufficient to permit a transfer from that reserve to any other reserve, the city shall contribute sums sufficient to make possible such transfer; provided, that if annexation of territory and the employment by the city of any employee of any such territory at the time of annexation, after the city has ceased to contribute as herein provided, results in additional liabilities for prior service annuity and widow's prior service annuity for any such employee, contributions by the city for such purposes shall be resumed.
(Source: P.A. 76-1301.)

40 ILCS 5/8-190

    (40 ILCS 5/8-190) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-190)
    Sec. 8-190. Contribution by city for administration costs. The city shall contribute from revenue derived from taxes herein authorized, the amount necessary to defray costs of administration of the fund. Beginning July 1, 1987, the board shall estimate and approve a budget for the entire cost of administration of the fund required each year to be contributed by the city by its regular January meeting for the current fiscal year.
(Source: P.A. 85-964.)

40 ILCS 5/8-191

    (40 ILCS 5/8-191) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-191)
    Sec. 8-191. Estimates of sums required for certain annuities and benefits.
    The board shall estimate the amounts required each year to pay for all annuities and benefits and administrative expenses. The amounts shall be paid into the fund annually by the city from the prescribed tax levy.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-192

    (40 ILCS 5/8-192) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-192)
    Sec. 8-192. Board created. A board of 5 members shall constitute a Board of Trustees authorized to carry out the provisions of this Article. The board shall be known as the Retirement Board of the Municipal Employees', Officers', and Officials' Annuity and Benefit Fund of the city, or for the sake of brevity may also be known and referred to as the Retirement Board of the Municipal Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund of such city. The board shall consist of the city comptroller, the city treasurer, and 3 members who shall be employees, to be elected as follows:
    Within 30 days after the effective date, the mayor of the city shall arrange for and hold an election.
    One employee shall be elected for a term ending on the first day in the month of December of the first year next following the effective date; one for a term ending December 1st of the following year; and one for a term ending on December 1st of the second following year.
    The city comptroller, with the approval of the board, may appoint a designee from among employees of the city who are versed in the affairs of the comptroller's office to act in the absence of the comptroller on all matters pertaining to administering the provisions of this Article.
    The city treasurer, with the approval of the board, may appoint a designee from among employees of the city who are versed in the affairs of the treasurer's office to act in the absence of the treasurer on all matters pertaining to administering the provisions of this Article.
    The members of a Retirement Board of a municipal employees', officers', and officials' annuity and benefit fund holding office in a city at the time this Article becomes effective, including elective and ex-officio members, shall continue in office until the expiration of their terms and until their respective successors are elected or appointed and have qualified.
    An employee member who takes advantage of the early retirement incentives provided under this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly may continue as a member until the end of his or her term.
(Source: P.A. 96-1427, eff. 1-1-11.)

40 ILCS 5/8-193

    (40 ILCS 5/8-193) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-193)
    Sec. 8-193. Board elections. In each year, the board shall conduct a regular election, under rules adopted by it, at least 30 days prior to the expiration of the term of the employee member whose term next expires, for the election of a successor for a term of 3 years. Each employee member and his successor shall be an employee who holds a position by certification and appointment as a result of a competitive civil service examination as distinguished from temporary appointment for a period of not less than 5 years prior to the date of election or so holds a position which is not exempt from the classified or the personnel ordinance by a city that adopted a career service ordinance. At any such election including the initial election and special elections to fill vacancies in such office, all persons who are employee participants at the time such election is held, shall have a right to vote. The ballot shall be of secret character.
    Any elective member of the board shall hold office until his successor is elected and qualified.
    Any person elected or appointed as a member of the board shall qualify by taking an oath of office to be administered by the city clerk. A copy thereof shall be kept in the office of the city clerk.
(Source: P.A. 81-782.)

40 ILCS 5/8-194

    (40 ILCS 5/8-194) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-194)
    Sec. 8-194. Board vacancy.
    A vacancy in the membership of the board shall be filled as follows:
    If the vacancy is that of an ex-officio member, the mayor of the city shall appoint a person to serve until a person qualified as hereinbefore described shall assume the duties of member. If the vacancy is that of an elective office the remaining elective members of the board shall appoint a successor from among the employees who shall serve until an employee is elected and qualified for the remainder of the unexpired term. The employee shall be elected at a special election to be held concurrently with and in the same manner as the next regular election for an employee member.
    Any elective member who leaves the service of the employer or becomes a member of any other annuity and benefit fund, or any pension fund, shall automatically cease to be a member of the board.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-195

    (40 ILCS 5/8-195) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-195)
    Sec. 8-195. Board officers.
    The board shall elect annually at its regular December meeting from among its members, by a majority vote of the members voting upon the question, a president and a recording secretary who shall serve, respectively, until a successor is elected. The secretary shall keep a complete record of the proceedings of all board meetings and perform such other duties as the board directs.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-196

    (40 ILCS 5/8-196) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-196)
    Sec. 8-196. Board meetings.
    The board shall hold regular meetings in the months of March, June, September and December annually and special meetings as it deems necessary. A majority of the members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting, but no annuity or benefit shall be granted or payments made by the fund unless ordered by a vote of a majority of the board members.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-197

    (40 ILCS 5/8-197) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-197)
    Sec. 8-197. Board powers and duties. The board shall have the powers and duties stated in Sections 8-198 to 8-209, inclusive, in addition to such other powers and duties provided in this Article.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-198

    (40 ILCS 5/8-198) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-198)
    Sec. 8-198. To supervise collections.
    To see that all amounts specified in this Article to be applied to the fund, from any source, are collected and applied.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-199

    (40 ILCS 5/8-199) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-199)
    Sec. 8-199. To notify of deductions. To notify the city comptroller and the Board of Education of the city and the chief clerk of the board of the deductions to be made from the salaries of employees.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-200

    (40 ILCS 5/8-200) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-200)
    Sec. 8-200. To accept gifts.
    To accept by gift, grant, bequest or otherwise any money or property of any kind and use the same for the purposes of the fund.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-201

    (40 ILCS 5/8-201) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-201)
    Sec. 8-201. To invest the reserves. To invest the reserves of the fund in accordance with Sections 1-109, 1-109.1, 1-109.2, 1-110, 1-111, 1-114, and 1-115 of this Act. Investments made in accordance with Section 1-113 shall be deemed to be prudent.
    The retirement board may sell any security held by it at any time it deems it desirable.
    The board may enter into agreements and execute documents that it determines to be necessary to complete any investment transaction.
    All investments shall be clearly held and accounted for to indicate ownership by the board. The board may direct the registration of securities in its own name or in the name of a nominee created for the express purpose of registration of securities by a savings and loan association or national or State bank or trust company authorized to conduct a trust business in the State of Illinois.
    Investments shall be carried at cost or at book value in accordance with accounting procedures approved by the board. No adjustments shall be made in investments carrying values for ordinary current market price fluctuations, but reserves may be provided to account for possible losses or unrealized gains, as determined by the board.
    The book value of investments held by the fund in commingled investment accounts shall be the cost of its units of participation in those commingled accounts as recorded on the books of the board.
    The board of trustees of any fund established under this Article may not transfer its investment authority, nor transfer the assets of the fund, to any other person or entity for the purpose of consolidating or merging its assets and management with any other pension fund or public investment authority, unless the board resolution authorizing that transfer is submitted for approval to the contributors and retirees of the fund at elections held not less than 30 days after the adoption of the resolution by the board and the resolution is approved by a majority of the votes cast on the question in both the contributors election and the retirees election. The election procedures and qualifications governing the election of trustees shall govern the submission of resolutions for approval under this paragraph, insofar as they may be made applicable.
(Source: P.A. 90-31, eff. 6-27-97.)

40 ILCS 5/8-201.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-201.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-201.1)
    Sec. 8-201.1. The Board may lend securities owned by the Fund to a borrower upon such terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed in writing. Such agreement shall provide that during the period of such loan the Fund shall retain the right to receive, or collect from the borrower, all dividends, interest rights, or any distributions to which the Fund would have otherwise been entitled. The borrower shall deposit with the Fund as collateral for such loan cash, U.S. Government securities, or letters of credit equal to the market value of the securities at the time the loan is made and shall increase the amount of collateral if and when the Fund shall request an additional amount because of subsequent increased market value of the securities.
    The period for which the securities may be loaned shall not exceed one year, and the loan agreement may specify earlier termination by either party upon mutually agreed conditions.
(Source: P.A. 86-1488.)

40 ILCS 5/8-202

    (40 ILCS 5/8-202) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-202)
    Sec. 8-202. To have an audit.
    To have an audit of the accounts of the fund made at least once each year by certified public accountants.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-203

    (40 ILCS 5/8-203) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-203)
    Sec. 8-203. To authorize payments.
    To authorize or suspend the payment of any annuity or benefit in accordance with this Article. The board shall have exclusive original jurisdiction in all matters relating to the fund, including, in addition to all other matters, all claims for annuities, pensions, benefits or refunds.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-204

    (40 ILCS 5/8-204) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-204)
    Sec. 8-204. To determine service credits.
    To require each employee to file a statement concerning service rendered the employer, the Retirement Board, and the Board of Trustees of any municipal pension fund as defined in this Article, prior to the effective date. The board shall make a determination of the length of such service and establish from any available information, the period of service rendered prior to the effective date.
    Such determination shall be conclusive unless the board reconsiders and changes its determination.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-205

    (40 ILCS 5/8-205) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-205)
    Sec. 8-205. To issue certificate of prior service.
    To issue a certificate showing the entire period of service rendered by a present employee prior to the effective date and the amounts to his credit for prior service and widow's prior service annuity.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-206

    (40 ILCS 5/8-206) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-206)
    Sec. 8-206. To submit an annual report.
    To submit a report in June of each year to the city council of the city as of the close of business on December 31st of the preceding year. The report shall contain a detailed statement of the affairs of the fund, its income and expenditures, and assets and liabilities, and the status of the several reserves.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-207

    (40 ILCS 5/8-207) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-207)
    Sec. 8-207. To subpoena witnesses.
    To compel witnesses to attend and testify before it upon any matter concerning the fund and allow witness fees not in excess of $6 for attendance upon any one day. The president and other members of the board may administer oaths to witnesses.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-208

    (40 ILCS 5/8-208) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-208)
    Sec. 8-208. To appoint employees. To appoint such actuarial, medical, legal, clerical or other employees as are necessary and fix their compensation. The board shall develop procedures for obtaining, by contract or employment, any necessary professional assistance including investment advisors and managers, auditors, actuaries, and medical and legal professionals, for any vacancies which may arise after December 31, 1987.
(Source: P.A. 85-964.)

40 ILCS 5/8-209

    (40 ILCS 5/8-209) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-209)
    Sec. 8-209. To make rules.
    To make rules and regulations necessary for the administration of the fund.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-210

    (40 ILCS 5/8-210) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-210)
    Sec. 8-210. Moneys to be held on deposit. To make the payments authorized by this Article, the board may keep and hold uninvested a sum not in excess of the amounts required to make such payments estimated to be due in the following 90 days. Such sum or any part thereof shall be kept on deposit only in any bank or savings and loan association authorized to do business. The amount which may be deposited in any such bank or savings and loan association shall not exceed 25% of its paid up capital and surplus.
    No bank or savings and loan association shall receive investment funds as permitted by this Section, unless it has complied with the requirements, other than the maximum deposit requirement, 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.
(Source: P.A. 83-541.)

40 ILCS 5/8-211

    (40 ILCS 5/8-211) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-211)
    Sec. 8-211. Accounting. An adequate system of accounts and records shall be established to give effect to the requirements of this Article, and shall be maintained in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles. The reserves designated in Sections 8-212 to 8-221, inclusive, shall be maintained.
(Source: P.A. 85-964.)

40 ILCS 5/8-212

    (40 ILCS 5/8-212) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-212)
    Sec. 8-212. Expense reserve.
    Amounts contributed by the city to defray the cost of administration of the fund shall be credited to this reserve. Expenses of administration shall be charged to it.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-213

    (40 ILCS 5/8-213) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-213)
    Sec. 8-213. City contribution reserve. Amounts contributed by the city for age and service annuity, widow's annuity and supplemental annuity (except those in lieu of deductions from the salary contributed of an employee who receives duty disability benefit), the assets of the public school employees' pension fund superseded by this fund on July 1, 1923 which were transferred to this reserve, and all amounts transferred to this reserve from the investment and interest reserve, shall be credited to this reserve.
    At least once each year, before any transfer shall be made from this reserve to any other reserve, the sums credited in this reserve shall be improved by interest.
    When the annuity for an employee or his widow is fixed, and when supplemental annuity for a widow first becomes payable, the amount in this reserve for such annuity shall be transferred to the annuity payment reserve.
    If the credit in this reserve of any employee who withdraws from service before he attains age 65 is in excess of that required for his age and service annuity, or in excess of that required for widow's annuity (either or both), such amounts shall be retained in this reserve and improved by interest at the effective rate until the employee becomes age 65 or dies, whichever occurs first. Any such amounts shall then be used to reduce city contributions.
    With respect to employees whose wages are funded as participants under CETA, the board may elect to establish a separate manpower program reserve or account for funds made available by the federal government towards the employer's contribution. The manpower program reserve will be administered as is the City contribution reserve, except that where at variance it will be administered in accordance with the rules and regulations established by the Secretary of the United States Department of Labor or his designee.
    At the time that employees previously funded as participants under CETA lose their participant status and obtain unsubsidized employment with the employer, unsubsidized employment with another employer provided that benefits are portable, or obtain vesting status, as defined by the Secretary of Labor or his designee, a transfer of funds equivalent to the amount of contributions made for such employees will be made out of the manpower program reserve. For prior CETA participants who continue as employees in public service which is covered by a participating retirement system, the sums will be credited to the regular City contribution reserve.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-214

    (40 ILCS 5/8-214) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-214)
    Sec. 8-214. Employee's contribution reserve. Amounts deducted from employee's salaries for age and service annuity and widow's annuity, or otherwise contributed by employees, amounts contributed by the city for such annuities for an employee receiving duty disability benefit, the assets of the public school employees' pension fund superseded by this fund on July 1, 1923, which were transferred to this reserve, and amounts transferred to this reserve from the investment and interest reserve, shall be credited to this reserve.
    An individual account shall be kept in this reserve for each employee to which such salary deductions, interest, and contributions shall be credited. At least once each year, and before any transfer shall be made from this reserve to any other reserve the sums credited in this reserve shall be improved by interest.
    When the annuity for any employee or his widow is fixed or granted, the amount in this reserve for such annuities shall be transferred to the annuity payment reserve.
    There shall be charged to this reserve amounts refunded as provided in this Article, except refunds under Section 8-215.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-215

    (40 ILCS 5/8-215) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-215)
    Sec. 8-215. Annuity payment reserve. Amounts transferred from the city contribution reserve and the employee's contribution reserve for annuities which have been fixed, amounts deducted from an employee's salary after the age and service annuity has been fixed, and amounts transferred to this reserve from the investment and interest reserve, shall be credited to this reserve.
    Age and service annuities and widow's annuities shall be charged to this reserve. Amounts refunded in accordance with Section 8-170 and Section 8-154 of this Article shall be charged to this reserve.
    When an employee whose annuity was fixed or granted re-enters service before age 65, an amount determined under the provisions governing re-entry into service shall be charged to this reserve and transferred to the city contribution reserve and the employee's contribution reserve, respectively, for age and service annuity. Such amount shall be divided in said reserves in the same ratio as that in which the previous transfer from such reserve to this reserve was made.
    If the wife of the employee, when he re-enters service, is the same as when the widow's annuity was fixed, an amount to be determined under the provisions governing re-entry into service shall be transferred from this reserve and credited for widow's annuity in the city contribution reserve and the employee's contribution reserve, respectively. Such credit shall be in the same ratio as that in which the previous transfer was made.
    If at the end of any year the balance of the annuity payment reserve exceeds the liabilities chargeable thereto by more than 15% of the liabilities, the excess shall be transferred to the investment and interest reserve, ordinary disability reserve, expense reserve, prior service annuity reserve, and city contribution reserve, in the order named, to remove any deficiency existing in any such reserves, provided that at the end of each year such amount as may be necessary for employees of the board for service rendered prior to July 1, 1935 shall be transferred to the city contribution reserve before any transfer to any of the other reserves shall be made.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-216

    (40 ILCS 5/8-216) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-216)
    Sec. 8-216. Prior service annuity reserve.
    Amounts contributed by the city for prior service annuity, widow's prior service annuity and minimum annuities, shall be credited to this reserve. All assets of any Municipal Pension Fund as herein defined in the city on the effective date, which were received by the board, and all assets of any municipal pension fund created under the Public School Employees' Pension Act of 1903, which were received by the board, shall also be credited to this reserve.
    Prior service and widow's prior service annuities payable under this Article and all annuities, benefits and pensions, granted or which shall be granted to any employee by any such Municipal Pension Fund or School Employees' Pension Fund, and that part of any minimum annuity which is in excess of the age and service and prior service annuity shall be charged to this reserve.
    If the balance of the investment and interest reserve is not sufficient to permit a transfer from that reserve to the annuity payment reserve of amounts necessary according to applicable mortality table and interest rate to make the balance of the annuity payment reserve equal to the liabilities chargeable thereto (including the present values of all annuities entered upon or fixed and of all annuities not entered upon), amounts necessary for such purpose shall be transferred from this reserve to the investment and interest reserve.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-217

    (40 ILCS 5/8-217) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-217)
    Sec. 8-217. Child's annuity reserve.
    Amounts contributed by the city for child's annuity shall be credited to this reserve and such annuities shall be charged to it.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-218

    (40 ILCS 5/8-218) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-218)
    Sec. 8-218. Duty disability reserve.
    Amounts contributed by the city for duty disability benefits and child's disability benefits, and amounts contributed by the city for compensation annuity shall be credited to this reserve. Such benefits and annuities shall be charged to it.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-219

    (40 ILCS 5/8-219) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-219)
    Sec. 8-219. Ordinary disability reserve.
    Amounts contributed by the city for ordinary disability benefits shall be credited to this reserve and such benefits shall be charged to it.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-220

    (40 ILCS 5/8-220) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-220)
    Sec. 8-220. Gift reserve.
    Money or property received by the board for any purpose, under other laws, or as gifts, grants, or bequests, or in any manner other than provided in any section of this Article shall be credited to this reserve and used for such purposes of the fund as are approved by the board. The balance in this reserve shall be improved by interest at the effective rate.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-221

    (40 ILCS 5/8-221) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-221)
    Sec. 8-221. Investment and interest reserve.
    (1) Gains from investments and interest earnings shall be credited to this reserve. Losses from investments shall be charged to it. From this reserve shall be transferred amounts due in interest upon balances existing in the city contribution, the salary deduction, the prior service annuity, and the gift reserves.
    (2) Amounts necessary according to the American Experience Table of Mortality and interest at the rate of 4% per annum or the Combined Annuity Mortality Table and interest at the rate of 3% per annum, as to those assets or liabilities to which either table may be applicable in accordance with the provisions of this Article, to establish a balance in the annuity payment reserve equal to the liabilities chargeable thereto (including the present values of all annuities entered upon, or fixed and not entered upon, to be charged to such reserve) shall be transferred to the annuity payment reserve at least once each year.
    (3) That portion of the annual investment earnings on the fund's invested assets exclusive of gains or losses on sales or exchanges of assets during the year on the fund's invested assets, as specified in Section 8-137.1 of this Article, shall be transferred from the investment and interest reserve to the Supplementary Payment Reserve set forth in Section 8-137.1.
    Any balance in the investment and interest reserve shall be either charged or credited to the Prior Service Annuity Reserve depending on whether a deficiency or surplus exists in said investment and interest reserve.
(Source: P.A. 76-1302.)

40 ILCS 5/8-222

    (40 ILCS 5/8-222) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-222)
    Sec. 8-222. Deficiencies in reserves. If the balance in the expense reserve, the prior service annuity reserve, the child's annuity reserve, the duty disability reserve or the ordinary disability reserve, either of these, is not sufficient to provide for expenses, annuities, or benefits chargeable thereto, the deficiency shall be removed by a transfer from the following reserves in the order stated: City contribution reserve; prior service annuity reserve; employee's contribution reserve; annuity payment reserve. When any excess exists in any of the said reserves to which a transfer was made, the excess shall be transferred from any of such reserves to the reserves from which a transfer had been made until the full sum previously transferred is restored. Interest of 4% per annum upon such transfers and retransfers shall be credited to the investment and interest reserve.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-223

    (40 ILCS 5/8-223) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-223)
    Sec. 8-223. Treasurer of fund.
    The city treasurer shall be ex-officio the treasurer and custodian of the fund and shall furnish to the board a bond of such amount as the board designates, which shall indemnify the board against any loss which may result from any action or failure to act by him or any of his agents. Fees and charges incidental to the procuring of such bond shall be paid by the board.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-224

    (40 ILCS 5/8-224) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-224)
    Sec. 8-224. Attorney.
    The chief legal officer of the city shall be the legal advisor of and attorney for the board.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-225

    (40 ILCS 5/8-225) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-225)
    Sec. 8-225. Computation of term of service, annual salary, salary deductions, and actual compensation. For the purpose of this Article, term of service, annual salary, salary deductions and actual compensation shall be computed as provided in Sections 8-226 to 8-235, inclusive.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-226

    (40 ILCS 5/8-226) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-226)
    Sec. 8-226. Computation of service. In computing the term of service of an employee prior to the effective date, the entire period beginning on the date he was first appointed and ending on the day before the effective date, except any intervening period during which he was separated by withdrawal from service, shall be counted for all purposes of this Article, except that for any employee who was not in service on the day before the effective date, service rendered prior to such date shall not be considered for the purposes of Section 8-138.
    For a person employed by an employer for whom this Article was in effect prior to January 1, 1950, from whose salary deductions are first made under this Article after December 31, 1949, any period of service rendered prior to the effective date, unless he was in service on the day before the effective date, shall not be counted as service.
    The time a person was an employee of any territory annexed to the city prior to the effective date shall be counted as a period of service.
    In computing the term of service of any employee subsequent to the day before the effective date, the following periods shall be counted as periods of service for age and service, widow's and child's annuity purposes:
        (a) The time during which he performed the duties of
    
his position;
        (b) Vacations, leaves of absence with whole or part
    
pay, and leaves of absence without pay not longer than 90 days;
        (c) Leaves of absence without pay that begin before
    
the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly and during which a participant is employed full-time by a local labor organization that represents municipal employees, provided that (1) the participant continues to make employee contributions to the Fund as though he were an active employee, based on the regular salary rate received by the participant for his municipal employment immediately prior to such leave of absence (and in the case of such employment prior to December 9, 1987, pays to the Fund an amount equal to the employee contributions for such employment plus regular interest thereon as calculated by the board), and based on his current salary with such labor organization after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991, (2) after January 1, 1989 the participant, or the labor organization on the participant's behalf, makes contributions to the Fund as though it were the employer, in the same amount and same manner as specified under this Article, based on the regular salary rate received by the participant for his municipal employment immediately prior to such leave of absence, and based on his current salary with such labor organization after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991, and (3) the participant does not receive credit in any pension plan established by the local labor organization based on his employment by the organization;
        (d) Any period of disability for which he received
    
(i) a disability benefit under this Article, or (ii) a temporary total disability benefit under the Workers' Compensation Act if the disability results from a condition commonly termed heart attack or stroke or any other condition falling within the broad field of coronary involvement or heart disease, or (iii) whole or part pay;
        (e) Any period for which contributions and service
    
credit have been transferred to this Fund under subsection (d) of Section 9-121.1 or subsection (d) of Section 12-127.1 of this Code.
    For a person employed by an employer in which the 1921 Act was in effect prior to January 1, 1950, from whose salary deductions are first made under the 1921 Act or this Article after December 31, 1949, any period of service rendered subsequent to the effective date and prior to the date he became an employee and contributor, shall not be counted as a period of service under this Article, except such period for which he made payment as provided in Section 8-230 of this Article, in which case such period shall be counted as a period of service for all annuity purposes hereunder.
    In computing the term of service of an employee subsequent to the day before the effective date for ordinary disability benefit purposes, all periods described in the preceding paragraph, except any such period for which he receives ordinary disability benefit, shall be counted as periods of service; provided, that for any person employed by an employer in which this Article was in effect prior to January 1, 1950, from whose salary deductions are first made under this Article after December 31, 1949, any period of service rendered subsequent to the effective date and prior to the date he became an employee and contributor, shall not be counted as a period of service for ordinary disability benefit purposes, unless the person made payment for the period as provided in Section 8-230 of this Article, in which case the period shall be counted as a period of service for ordinary disability purposes for periods of disability on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997.
    Overtime or extra service shall not be included in computing any term of service. Not more than 1 year of service shall be allowed for service rendered during any calendar year.
    For the purposes of this Section, the phrase "any pension plan established by the local labor organization" means any pension plan in which a participant may receive credit as a result of his or her membership in the local labor organization, including, but not limited to, the local labor organization itself and its affiliates at the local, intrastate, State, multi-state, national, or international level. The definition of this phrase is a declaration of existing law and shall not be construed as a new enactment.
(Source: P.A. 97-651, eff. 1-5-12.)

40 ILCS 5/8-226.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-226.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-226.1)
    Sec. 8-226.1. (a) Any active member of the General Assembly Retirement System may apply for transfer of his credits and creditable service accumulated under this Fund to the General Assembly System. Such credits and creditable service shall be transferred forthwith. Payment by this Fund to the General Assembly Retirement System shall be made at the same time and shall consist of:
    (1) the amounts accumulated to the credit of the applicant, including interest, on the books of the Fund on the date of transfer, but excluding any additional or optional credits, which credits shall be refunded to the applicant; and
    (2) municipality credits computed and credited under this Article including interest, on the books of the Fund on the date the member terminated service under the Fund. Participation in this Fund as to any credits transferred under this Section shall terminate on the date of transfer.
    (b) An active member of the General Assembly who has service credits and creditable service under the Fund may establish additional service credits and creditable service for periods during which he was an elected official and could have elected to participate but did not so elect. Service credits and creditable service may be established by payment to the fund of an amount equal to the contributions he would have made if he had elected to participate, plus interest to the date of payment.
    (c) An active member of the General Assembly may reinstate service and service credits terminated upon receipt of a separation benefit, by payment to the Fund of the amount of the separation benefit plus interest thereon to the date of payment.
    (d) An active member of the General Assembly having no service credits or creditable service in the Fund may establish service credit and creditable service for periods during which he was an employee and could have elected to participate in the Fund but did not so elect, by paying to the Fund prior to January 1, 1990 an amount equal to the contributions he would have made if he had elected to participate, plus interest thereon at 6% per annum compounded annually from such period to the date of payment.
    Any active member of the General Assembly may apply for transfer of his credits and creditable service established under this subsection (d) to any annuity and benefit fund established under Article 12 of this Act. Such credits and creditable service shall be transferred forthwith, together with a payment from this Fund to the designated Article 12 fund consisting of the amounts accumulated to the credit of the applicant under this subsection (d), including corresponding employer contributions and interest, on the books of the Fund on the date of transfer. Participation in this Fund as to any credits transferred under this subsection shall terminate on the date of transfer.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/8-226.2

    (40 ILCS 5/8-226.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-226.2)
    Sec. 8-226.2. Validation of service credits. An active member of the General Assembly having no service credits or creditable service in the Fund, may establish service credit and creditable service for periods during which he was an employee of an employer in an elective office, or in the service of an employer by temporary appointment or in a position exempt from the classified service as set forth in the Civil Service Act, or in a provisional or exempt position as specified in the personnel ordinance, and could have elected to participate in the Fund but did not so elect. Service credits and creditable service may be established by payment to the Fund of an amount equal to the contributions he would have made if he had elected to participate plus interest to the date of payment, together with a like amount as the applicable municipality credits including interest, but the total period of such creditable service that may be validated shall not exceed 8 years.
(Source: P.A. 82-785.)

40 ILCS 5/8-226.3

    (40 ILCS 5/8-226.3) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-226.3)
    Sec. 8-226.3. (a) Persons otherwise required or eligible to participate in the Fund who elect to continue participation in the General Assembly System under Section 2-117.1 may not participate in the Fund for the duration of such continued participation under Section 2-117.1.
    (b) Upon terminating such continued participation, a person may transfer credits and creditable service accumulated under Section 2-117.1 to this Fund, upon payment to the Fund of (1) the amount by which the employer and employee contributions that would have been required if he had participated in this Fund during the period for which credit under Section 2-117.1 is being transferred, plus interest, exceeds the amounts actually transferred under that Section to the Fund, plus (2) interest thereon at 6% per annum compounded annually from the date of such participation to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 82-342.)

40 ILCS 5/8-226.4

    (40 ILCS 5/8-226.4) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-226.4)
    Sec. 8-226.4. Transfer of creditable service to Article 9 or 13 fund.
    (a) Any county officer elected by vote of the people (and until March 1, 1993 any other person in accordance with Section 9-121.11) who is a participant in a pension fund established under Article 9 of this Code, any chief of the County Police Department or undersheriff of the County Sheriff's Department who has elected under subparagraph (j) of Section 9-128.1 to be included within the provisions of Section 9-128.1 of Article 9 of this Code, and any elected sanitary district commissioner who is a participant in a pension fund established under Article 13 of this Code, may apply for transfer of his credits and creditable service accumulated under this Fund to such Article 9 or 13 fund. Such creditable service shall be transferred forthwith. Payment by this Fund to the Article 9 or 13 fund shall be made at the same time and shall consist of:
        (1) the amounts accumulated to the credit of the
    
applicant, including interest, on the books of the Fund on the date of transfer, but excluding any additional or optional credits, which credits shall be refunded to the applicant; and
        (2) municipality credits computed and credited under
    
this Article, including interest, on the books of the Fund on the date the member terminated service under the Fund.
Participation in this Fund as to any credits transferred under this Section shall terminate on the date of transfer.
    (b) Any such elected county officer, chief of the County Police Department, undersheriff of the County Sheriff's Department, or sanitary district commissioner who has credits and creditable service under the Fund may establish additional credits and creditable service for periods during which he could have elected to participate but did not so elect. Credits and creditable service may be established by payment to the Fund of an amount equal to the contributions he would have made if he had elected to participate, plus interest to the date of payment.
    (c) Any such elected county officer, chief of the County Police Department, undersheriff of the County Sheriff's Department, or sanitary district commissioner may reinstate credits and creditable service terminated upon receipt of a separation benefit, by payment to the Fund of the amount of the separation benefit plus interest thereon to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 89-643, eff. 8-9-96.)

40 ILCS 5/8-226.5

    (40 ILCS 5/8-226.5) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-226.5)
    Sec. 8-226.5. Transfer of creditable service to Article 5 fund. Pursuant to Section 5-234 of this Code, a police officer who is a participant in a pension fund established under Article 5 of this Code may apply for transfer of his credits and creditable service accumulated under this Fund to such Article 5 fund. Such creditable service shall be transferred forthwith. Payment by this Fund to the Article 5 fund shall be made at the same time and shall consist of:
    (1) the amounts accumulated to the credit of the applicant, including interest, on the books of the Fund on the date of transfer, but excluding any additional or optional credits, which credits shall be refunded to the applicant; and
    (2) municipality credits computed and credited under this Article, including interest, on the books of the Fund on the date the member terminated service under the Fund.
    Participation in this Fund as to any credits transferred under this Section shall terminate on the date of transfer.
(Source: P.A. 86-272.)

40 ILCS 5/8-226.6

    (40 ILCS 5/8-226.6) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-226.6)
    Sec. 8-226.6. Transfer to Article 18 system. Any active member of the Judges Retirement System who is eligible to transfer service credit to that System from this Fund under subsection (g) of Section 18-112 may apply for transfer of that service credit to the Judges Retirement System. The credits and creditable service shall be transferred upon application, and shall include payment by this Fund to the Judges Retirement System of:
        (1) the amounts accumulated to the credit of the
    
applicant for that service, including interest, on the books of the Fund on the date of transfer; and
        (2) the corresponding employer credits computed and
    
credited for that service under this Article, including interest, on the books of the Fund on the date of transfer.
    Participation in this Fund as to the credits transferred under this Section shall terminate on the date of transfer.
(Source: P.A. 87-1265.)

40 ILCS 5/8-226.7

    (40 ILCS 5/8-226.7)
    Sec. 8-226.7. Transfer to Article 7. Until 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 95th General Assembly, any member who is a sheriff's law enforcement employee under Article 7 of this Code who is eligible to transfer service credit to that Fund from this Fund under paragraph (9) of subsection (a) of Section 7-139 may apply for transfer of that service credit to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund. The credits and creditable service shall be transferred upon application, and shall include payment by this Fund to the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund of:
        (1) the amounts accumulated to the credit of the
    
applicant for that service, including interest, on the books of the Fund on the date of transfer; and
        (2) the corresponding employer credits computed and
    
credited for that service under this Article, including interest, on the books of the Fund on the date of transfer.
    Participation in this Fund as to the credits transferred under this Section shall terminate on the date of transfer.
(Source: P.A. 95-504, eff. 8-28-07.)

40 ILCS 5/8-227

    (40 ILCS 5/8-227) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-227)
    Sec. 8-227. Service as police officer, firefighter or teacher.
    (a) Service rendered by an employee as a police officer and member of the regularly constituted police department of the city, or as a firefighter and regular member of the paid fire department of the city, or as a teacher in the public school system in the city shall be counted, for the purposes of this Article, as service rendered as an employee of the city. Salary received for any such service shall be treated, for the purposes of this Article, as salary received for the performance of duty as an employee.
    (b) Subsection (a) applies to service rendered after the effective date only if the employee pays to the Fund, prior to separation from service, an amount equal to what would have accumulated in his or her account from salary deductions as employee contributions, including interest at the effective rate, if such contributions had been made for age and service and spouse's annuity during all of such service; provided, that no service shall be counted or payments received for any period of service for which the employee retains or has not forfeited his or her rights to credit for the same period of service in another annuity and benefit fund, or pension fund, in operation in the city for the benefit of such police officers, firefighters, or teachers. The amount transferred to the Fund under item (1) of Section 5-233.1, if any, shall be credited against the contributions required under this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 92-599, eff. 6-28-02.)

40 ILCS 5/8-228

    (40 ILCS 5/8-228) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-228)
    Sec. 8-228. Transfers within service. Whenever an employee is transferred or assigned from one position in the service of the employer to another position in such service, he shall not be involuntarily removed from membership in this fund, but may continue to participate as a contributor until because of such other position he becomes a participant in another public pension fund for the benefit of employees of the employer.
    Any employee who withdraws from a position in the service which he holds because of employment in the classified civil service or career service other than by temporary or provisional appointment, and who then accepts a position in the service which would normally require his election for participation and membership, shall be continued as a participant and member in the fund while employed by virtue of a temporary or provisional appointment, unless he elects to sever his membership by making application for refund within a period of 90 days from the date of such employment in such other position, and is otherwise eligible for refund.
(Source: P.A. 81-782.)

40 ILCS 5/8-228.5

    (40 ILCS 5/8-228.5)
    Sec. 8-228.5. Action by Fund against third party; subrogation. In those cases where the injury or death for which a disability or death benefit is payable under this Article was caused under circumstances creating a legal liability on the part of some person or entity (hereinafter "third party") to pay damages to the employee, legal proceedings may be taken against such third party to recover damages notwithstanding the Fund's payment of or liability to pay disability or death benefits under this Article. In such case, however, if the action against such third party is brought by the injured employee or his or her personal representative and judgment is obtained and paid, or settlement is made with such third party, either with or without suit, from the amount received by such employee or personal representative, then there shall be paid to the Fund the amount of money representing the death or disability benefits paid or to be paid to the disabled employee pursuant to the provisions of this Article. In all circumstances where the action against a third party is brought by the disabled employee or his or her personal representative, the Fund shall have a claim or lien upon any recovery, by judgment or settlement, out of which the disabled employee or his or her personal representative might be compensated from such third party. The Fund may satisfy or enforce any such claim or lien only from that portion of a recovery that has been, or can be, allocated or attributed to past and future lost salary, which recovery is by judgment or settlement. The Fund's claim or lien shall not be satisfied or enforced from that portion of a recovery that has been, or can be, allocated or attributed to medical care and treatment, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and attorney's fees and costs.
    Where action is brought by the disabled employee or his or her personal representative, he or she shall forthwith notify the Fund, by personal service or registered mail, of such fact and of the name of the court where such suit is brought, filing proof of such notice in such action. The Fund may, at any time thereafter, intervene in such action upon its own motion. Therefore, no release or settlement of claim for damages by reason of injury to the disabled employee, and no satisfaction of judgment in such proceedings, shall be valid without the written consent of the Board of Trustees authorized by this Code to administer the Fund created under this Article, except that such consent shall be provided expeditiously following a settlement or judgment.
    In the event the disabled employee or his or her personal representative has not instituted an action against a third party at a time when only 3 months remain before such action would thereafter be barred by law, the Fund may, in its own name or in the name of the personal representative, commence a proceeding against such third party seeking the recovery of all damages on account of injuries caused to the employee. From any amount so recovered, the Fund shall pay to the personal representative of such disabled employee all sums collected from such third party by judgment or otherwise in excess of the amount of disability or death benefits paid or to be paid under this Article to the disabled employee or his or her personal representative, and such costs, attorney's fees, and reasonable expenses as may be incurred by the Fund in making the collection or in enforcing such liability. The Fund's recovery shall be satisfied only from that portion of a recovery that has been, or can be, allocated or attributed to past and future lost salary, which recovery is by judgment or settlement. The Fund's recovery shall not be satisfied from that portion of the recovery that has been, or can be, allocated or attributed to medical care and treatment, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and attorney's fees and costs.
    Additionally, with respect to any right of subrogation asserted by the Fund under this Section, the Fund, in the exercise of discretion, may determine what amount from past or future salary shall be appropriate under the circumstances to collect from the recovery obtained on behalf of the disabled employee.
    This Section applies only to persons who first become members or participants under this Article on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)

40 ILCS 5/8-229

    (40 ILCS 5/8-229) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-229)
    Sec. 8-229. Salary of employees on leave of absence. The salary of an employee on leave of absence from a position held by certification and appointment as a result of competitive civil service or career service examination for not less than 10 years immediately preceding such leave, who holds another office or position in the service as an employee, shall be considered to be the larger of the salary attached to either of such positions and employee contributions for the purposes of the fund shall be made on such basis.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-230

    (40 ILCS 5/8-230) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-230)
    Sec. 8-230. Right of employee to contribute for all periods of service. An employee may contribute to the fund for all periods of service (including periods served in the armed forces of the United States if he left the service of the employer to enter the armed forces and returned to the service of the employer within 180 days after his discharge from the armed service, and if the employer has not made such payment on his behalf) except for those periods for which he received credit in another annuity and benefit fund or pension fund in operation in the city for the benefit of employees of the employer, rendered by him to the employer after the effective date by virtue of appointment or election to a position not covered by the provisions of this Article, such amounts as he would have contributed for annuity purposes had deductions from his salary been made for the purposes of the fund, at the rates in effect and in accordance with the provisions relating to future entrants and present employees during the period such service was rendered. Upon making such payments, he shall be credited with concurrent city contributions at the rates in effect during the time such service was rendered. Such payments and concurrent city contributions shall be made with interest at the effective rate and shall, together with all other amounts contributed by or for such employee, be considered in computing the annuities for him and his widow, and any such service for which payment is made shall be counted as service under this Article.
    Until the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991, in order that the foregoing service may be counted for the purposes of Section 8-138, payment must be made in full while the employee is in service; if payment in full is not made, any payments made on account shall be refunded to him when he withdraws from service, or paid to his widow if he is dead. If there is no widow, a refund shall be paid as provided in this Article, with interest at the effective rate. An employee, however, may elect to have such partial payments, together with the concurrent city contributions and interest, credited and applied for age and service and widow's annuity, for himself and his wife, on the assumption that the payments made shall apply beginning with his earliest service, or his widow, if the employee dies in service, may elect to have such amounts credited for widow's annuity purposes, to the extent that they do not increase her annuity above that which she could have received if her proportionate part of the payments and related city contributions were included and considered, and an annuity were fixed for her on the assumption her deceased husband had continued in service at the rate of his final salary until he became age 65.
    Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991, an employee who is still in service may elect to establish credit under this Section for only a fraction of the service that he or she is eligible to establish under this Section. In such cases, the credit established shall be deemed to relate to the earliest service for which credit may be established, and shall be counted for the purposes of Section 8-138. However, in no event shall such credit be granted until the corresponding employee contributions have been paid.
    Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997, any employee who is in service, or within 90 days after withdrawing from service, or who is an active contributor to a participating system as defined in the Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act, may make payments and establish credit under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 90-31, eff. 6-27-97.)

40 ILCS 5/8-230.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-230.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-230.1)
    Sec. 8-230.1. Right of employees to contribute for certain other service. Any employee in the service, after having made contributions covering a period of 10 or more years to the annuity and benefit fund herein provided for, may elect to pay for and receive credit for all annuity purposes for service theretofore rendered by the employee to the Chicago Transit Authority created by the Metropolitan Transit Authority Act or its predecessor public utilities; provided that the last 5 years of service prior to retirement on annuity shall have been as an employee of the City and a contributor to this Fund. Such service credit may be paid for and granted on the same basis and conditions as are applicable in the case of employees who make payment for past service under the provisions of Section 8-230, but on the assumption that the employee's salary throughout all of his or her service with the Authority or its predecessor public utilities was at the rate of the employee's salary at the date of his or her entrance into the service as a municipal employee. In no event, however, shall such service be credited if the employee has not forfeited and relinquished pension credit for service covering such period under any pension or retirement plan applicable to the Authority or its predecessor public utilities and instituted and maintained by the Authority or its predecessor public utilities for the benefit of its employees.
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)

40 ILCS 5/8-230.2

    (40 ILCS 5/8-230.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-230.2)
    Sec. 8-230.2. Right of employees to contribute for service rendered to Land Clearance Commission. An employee may contribute to the fund for, and receive credit for, all periods of service rendered to the Land Clearance Commission created by the employing city and thereafter abolished and superseded by the city's Department of Urban Renewal, except those periods for which he received credit in another public annuity and benefit fund or pension fund. Such service credit shall be paid for and granted on the same basis and conditions as applicable in the case of employees who make payment for past service under Section 8-230 provided that such employees also pay the current required employer contribution, but on the assumption that such employee's salary throughout all of his service with such Commission was at the rate of his salary at the date of his entrance into the service as a municipal employee after the abolition of the Commission.
(Source: P.A. 80-1495.)

40 ILCS 5/8-230.3

    (40 ILCS 5/8-230.3) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-230.3)
    Sec. 8-230.3. Establishment and restoration of service credit.
    (a) Beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991, an employee who is still in service and is eligible to establish optional service credit under this Article for any period during which he was not an active participant in the Fund need not establish credit for the entire period for which he is eligible, but may instead elect to establish credit for only a fraction of that period. In such cases, the credit established shall be deemed to relate to the earliest period for which that type of credit may be established. However, in no event shall any such credit be granted until the employee contributions required for that credit, if any, have been paid.
    (b) Notwithstanding Section 8-167 or any other provision of this Article, beginning on the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1991, an employee who has returned to service and is required (or authorized) to restore service credit that was surrendered upon payment of a refund need not restore such credit in full, but may instead elect to restore only a fraction of the surrendered service credit, or none of it. If only some of the surrendered credit is to be restored, the credit shall be restored in the order in which it was earned, and the board shall determine the amount that must be repaid by the employee to the Fund in order to restore the credit, based on the corresponding fraction of the refund, plus interest as required by the other provisions of this Article. In no event shall any such credit be restored until the payment required for that credit has been paid, and in no event shall any benefit be granted based on surrendered credit that has not been restored.
(Source: P.A. 86-1488.)

40 ILCS 5/8-230.4

    (40 ILCS 5/8-230.4)
    Sec. 8-230.4. Certain Department of Public Health employees.
    (a) This Section applies only to persons who were employed at any time during the period July 13 through December 31, 1993, by the City of Chicago Department of Public Health in connection with clinical health laboratory functions that are transferred to the State pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement, and who become employed by the Illinois Department of Public Health before July 1, 1994 to perform services relating to those transferred functions.
    (b) A person to whom this Section applies who has not begun receiving a retirement benefit under this Article may elect to participate in the Fund governed by this Article during the dual eligibility period defined in Section 14-108.2a by giving written notice to this Fund and the Article 14 retirement system in accordance with subsection (b) of Section 14-108.2a.
    (c) The Board of this Fund and the board of the retirement system governed by Article 14 shall together determine the manner of payment of employee contributions to the Fund for periods of participation in the Fund under this Section. These employee contributions may be paid or picked up by the Illinois Department of Public Health on behalf of the employee as otherwise provided by law. No employer contribution is required for those periods.
    (d) Any period of nonparticipation in the Fund immediately preceding a period of participation under this Section shall be disregarded for purposes of establishing eligibility for and the amount and duration of any benefit under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 88-535.)

40 ILCS 5/8-230.5

    (40 ILCS 5/8-230.5)
    Sec. 8-230.5. Former Chicago Police Department Crime Laboratory Division employees.
    (a) This Section applies only to persons who were employed at any time between June 30, 1995 and the takeover date (as defined in Section 14-108.2b) by the Chicago Police Department Crime Laboratory Division in connection with functions of that Division that are transferred to the State pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement, and who become employed by the Illinois Department of State Police on or after July 1, 1995 but no later than 6 months after the takeover date to perform services relating to those transferred functions.
    (b) A person to whom this Section applies who has not begun receiving a retirement benefit under this Article may elect to participate in the Fund governed by this Article during the dual eligibility period defined in Section 14-108.2b by giving written notice to this Fund and the Article 14 retirement system in accordance with subsection (b) of Section 14-108.2b.
    (c) The Board of this Fund and the board of the retirement system governed by Article 14 shall together determine the manner of payment of employee contributions to the Fund for periods of participation in the Fund under this Section. These employee contributions may be paid or picked up by the Illinois Department of State Police on behalf of the employee as otherwise provided by law. No employer contribution is required for those periods.
    (d) Any period of nonparticipation in the Fund immediately preceding a period of participation under this Section shall be disregarded for purposes of establishing eligibility for and the amount and duration of any benefit under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 89-246, eff. 8-4-95.)

40 ILCS 5/8-230.6

    (40 ILCS 5/8-230.6)
    Sec. 8-230.6. Payments and rollovers.
    (a) The Board may adopt rules prescribing the manner of repaying refunds and purchasing any other credits permitted under this Article. The rules may prescribe the manner of calculating interest when payments or repayments are made in installments.
    (b) Rollover contributions from other retirement plans qualified under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 may be used to purchase any optional credit or repay any refund permitted under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 90-31, eff. 6-27-97.)

40 ILCS 5/8-230.7

    (40 ILCS 5/8-230.7)
    Sec. 8-230.7. Service rendered to Public Building Commission.
    (a) An employee or former employee of the Public Building Commission of the city who has established credit under the Fund with regard to service to an employer other than the Public Building Commission of the city may contribute to the Fund and receive credit for all periods of full-time employment with the Public Building Commission created by the employing city occurring prior to 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act, except for those periods for which the employee retains a right to credit in another public pension fund or retirement system established under this Code. Such service credit shall be paid for and granted on the same basis and under the same conditions as are applicable in the case of employees who make payment for past service under Section 8-230, provided that the person must also pay the corresponding employer contributions, and further provided that the contributions and service credit are permitted under Section 415 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The contributions shall be based on the salary actually received by the person from the Commission for that employment.
    (b) A person establishing service credit under subsection (a) or electing to participate in the Fund under subsection (d) may, at the same time, reinstate service credit that was terminated through receipt of a refund by repaying to the Fund the amount of the refund plus interest at the effective rate from the date of the refund to the date of repayment.
    (c) An eligible person may establish service credit under subsection (a) and reinstate service credit under subsection (b) without returning to active service as an employee under this Article, but the required contributions and repayment must be received by the Fund before the person begins to receive a retirement annuity under this Article.
    (d) Within 60 days after beginning full-time employment with the Public Building Commission of the city (or within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly, whichever is later), a person having service credits in this Fund or reinstating service credits under subsection (b) may elect to participate in this Fund with respect to that Public Building Commission employment. An employee who participates in this Fund with respect to Public Building Commission employment shall not, with respect to the same period of employment, participate in any other pension plan for employees of the Commission for which contributions are made by the Commission, except that this provision shall not prevent an employee from making elective contributions to a plan of deferred compensation during that period. An election under this subsection (d), once made, is irrevocable.
    Participation under this subsection shall be on the same basis and under the same conditions as are applicable in the case of participating employees of the city. Employee contributions shall be based on the salary actually received by the employee for that employment. Employer contributions shall be paid by the Public Building Commission rather than the city, at a rate to be determined by the Retirement Board.
(Source: P.A. 92-599, eff. 6-28-02.)

40 ILCS 5/8-230.9

    (40 ILCS 5/8-230.9)
    Sec. 8-230.9. Service rendered to Chicago Housing Authority.
    (a) Within 60 days after beginning full-time employment with the Chicago Housing Authority (or within 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly, whichever is later), a person having service credits in this Fund or reinstating service credits under subsection (c) may elect to participate in this Fund with respect to that Chicago Housing Authority employment. An employee who participates in this Fund with respect to Chicago Housing Authority employment shall not, with respect to the same period of employment, participate in any other pension plan for employees of the Authority for which contributions are made by the Authority, except that this provision shall not prevent an employee from making elective contributions to a plan of deferred compensation during that period. An election under this subsection (a), once made, is irrevocable.
    Participation under this subsection shall be on the same basis and under the same conditions as are applicable in the case of participating employees of the city. Employee contributions shall be based on the salary actually received by the employee for that employment. Employer contributions shall be paid by the Chicago Housing Authority rather than the city, at a rate to be determined by the Retirement Board.
    (b) An employee or former employee of the Chicago Housing Authority who has established credit under the Fund with regard to service to an employer other than the Chicago Housing Authority may contribute to the Fund and receive credit for all periods of full-time employment with the Chicago Housing Authority occurring prior to 60 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act, except for those periods for which the employee retains a right to credit in another public pension fund or retirement system established under this Code. Such service credit shall be paid for and granted on the same basis and under the same conditions as are applicable in the case of employees who make payment for past service under Section 8-230, provided that the person must also pay the corresponding employer contributions, and further provided that the contributions and service credit are permitted under Section 415 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986. The contributions shall be based on the salary actually received by the person from the Authority for that employment.
    (c) A person establishing service credit under subsection (b) or electing to participate in the Fund under subsection (a) may, at the same time, reinstate service credit that was terminated through receipt of a refund by repaying to the Fund the amount of the refund plus interest at the effective rate from the date of the refund to the date of repayment.
    (d) An eligible person may establish service credit under subsection (b) and reinstate service credit under subsection (c) without returning to active service as an employee under this Article, but the required contributions and repayment must be received by the Fund before the person begins to receive a retirement annuity under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 92-599, eff. 6-28-02.)

40 ILCS 5/8-230.10

    (40 ILCS 5/8-230.10)
    Sec. 8-230.10. Service rendered to IHDA. An employee with at least 10 years of creditable service in the Fund may establish service credit for up to 7 years of full-time employment by the Illinois Housing Development Authority for which the employee does not have credit in another public pension fund or retirement system.
    To establish service credit under this Section, the employee must apply to the Fund in writing by January 1, 2003 and pay to the Fund, at any time before beginning to receive a retirement annuity under this Article, an amount to be determined by the Fund, consisting of (i) employee contributions based on the salary actually received by the person from the Illinois Housing Development Authority for that employment and the contribution rates then in effect for employees of the Fund, (ii) the corresponding employer contributions, and (iii) regular interest on the amounts in items (i) and (ii) from the date of the service to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 92-599, eff. 6-28-02.)

40 ILCS 5/8-231

    (40 ILCS 5/8-231) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-231)
    Sec. 8-231. Employee who becomes participant in another fund.
    Any participant in the fund who becomes a participant in any other annuity and benefit fund, annuity and retirement fund or any pension fund now or hereafter in operation in the city for the benefit of employees of the employer, may elect to receive a refund or annuity from this fund in the same manner as he would if he then resigned from his position in the service and had not become a participant in such other fund. No credit is allowed for any period of service as a participant in this fund for which the employee receives credit in such other fund, and no annuity shall be paid to such participant by this fund while he holds a position in the service which entitles him to participation in such other fund.
    If a participant in this fund is employed concurrently by an employer whose employees are participants in a public retirement system created under other Articles of the Illinois Pension Code as well as by the employer as defined in this Article, any earnings from such other employer during such period of concurrent employment shall not be considered for annuity or benefit purposes under this Article.
(Source: P.A. 76-929.)

40 ILCS 5/8-232

    (40 ILCS 5/8-232) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-232)
    Sec. 8-232. Basis of service credit.
    (a) In computing the period of service of any employee for the minimum annuity under Section 8-138, the following provisions shall govern:
        (1) All periods prior to the effective date shall be
    
computed in accordance with the provisions of Section 8-226, except for a re-entrant or future entrant who was not in service on the day before the effective date.
        (2) Service subsequent to the day before the
    
effective date, shall include: the actual period of time the employee performs the duties of his position and makes required contributions or performs such duties and is given a city contribution for age and service annuity purposes; leaves of absence from duty, or vacation, for which an employee receives all or part of his salary; periods included under item (c) of Section 8-226; periods during which the employee is temporarily assigned to another position in the service and permitted to make contributions to the fund; periods during which the employee has had contributions for annuity purposes made for him in accordance with law while on military leave of absence during World War II; periods during which the employee receives disability benefit under this Article, or a temporary total disability benefit under the Workers' Compensation Act if the disability results from a condition commonly termed heart attack or stroke or any other condition falling within the broad field of coronary involvement or heart disease;
        (3) Service during 6 or more months in any year shall
    
constitute a year of service, and service of less than 6 months but at least 1 month in any year shall constitute a half year of service. However the right to have certain periods of time considered as service as stated in paragraph 2 of Section 8-168 or in Section 8-243 relating to service as Alderman shall not apply for minimum annuity purposes under Section 8-138 of this Article.
    (b) For all other purposes of this Article, the following schedule shall govern the computation of service of an employee whose salary or wages is on the basis stated, and any fractional part of a year of service shall be determined according to said schedule:
    Annual or Monthly basis: Service during 4 months in any 1 calendar year shall constitute a year of service.
    Weekly basis: Service during any week shall constitute a week of service and service during any 17 weeks in any 1 calendar year shall constitute a year of service.
    Daily basis: Service during any day shall constitute a day of service and service during 100 days in any 1 calendar year shall constitute a year of service.
    Hourly basis: Service during any hour shall constitute an hour of service and service during 700 hours in any 1 calendar year shall constitute a year of service.
(Source: P.A. 85-964; 86-1488.)

40 ILCS 5/8-233

    (40 ILCS 5/8-233) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-233)
    Sec. 8-233. Basis of annual salary. For the purpose of this Article, the annual salary of an employee whose salary or wage is appropriated, fixed, or arranged in the annual appropriation ordinance upon other than an annual basis shall be determined as follows:
    (a) If the employee is paid on a monthly basis, the annual salary is 12 times the monthly salary. If the employee is paid on a weekly basis, the annual salary is 52 times the weekly salary.
    "Monthly salary" means the amount of compensation or salary appropriated and payable for a normal and regular month's work in the employee's position in the service. "Weekly salary" means the amount of compensation or salary appropriated and payable for a normal and regular week's work in the employee's position in the service. If the work is on a regularly scheduled part time basis, then "monthly salary" and "weekly salary" refer, respectively, to the part time monthly or weekly salary.
    If the appropriation for the position is for a shorter period than 12 months a year, or 52 weeks a year if on a weekly basis, or the employee is in a class, grade, or category in which the employee normally works for fewer than 12 months or 52 weeks a year, then the basis shall be adjusted downward to the extent that the appropriated or customary work period is less than the normal 12 months or 52 weeks of service in a year.
    Compensation for overtime, at regular or overtime rates, that is paid in addition to the appropriated regular and normal monthly or weekly salary shall not be considered.
    (b) If the employee is paid on a daily basis, the annual salary is 260 times the daily wage. If the employee is paid on an hourly basis, the annual salary is 2080 times the hourly wage.
    The norm is based on a 12-month per year, 5-day work week of 8 hours per day and 40 hours per week, with consideration given only to time compensated for at the straight time rate of compensation or wage. The norm shall be increased (subject to a maximum of 300 days or 2400 hours per year) or decreased for an employee to the extent that the normal and established work period, at the straight time compensation or wage for the position held in the class, grade, or category in which the employee is assigned, is for a greater or lesser number of months, weeks, days, or hours than the period on which the established norm is based.
    "Daily wage" and "hourly wage" mean, respectively, the normal, regular, or basic straight time rate of compensation or wage appropriated and payable for a normal and regular day's work, or hour's work, in the employee's position in the service.
    Any time worked in excess of the norm (or the increased or decreased norm, whichever is applicable) that is compensated for at overtime, premium, or other than regular or basic straight time rates shall not be considered as time worked, and the compensation for that work shall not be considered as salary or wage. Such time and compensation shall in every case and for all purposes be considered overtime and shall be excluded for all purposes under this Article. However, the straight time portion of compensation or wage, for time worked on holidays that fall within an employee's established norm, shall be included for all purposes under this Article.
    (c) For minimum annuity purposes under Section 8-138, where a salary rate change occurs during the year, it shall be considered that the annual salary for that year is (1) the annual equivalent of the monthly, weekly, daily, or hourly salary or wage rate that was applicable for the greater number of months, weeks, days, or hours (whichever is applicable) in the year under consideration, or (2) the annual equivalent of the average salary or wage rate in effect for the employee during the year, whichever is greater. The average salary or wage rate shall be calculated by multiplying each salary or wage rate in effect for the employee during the year by the number of months, weeks, days, or hours (whichever is applicable) during which that rate was in effect, and dividing the sum of the resulting products by the total number of months, weeks, days, or hours (whichever is applicable) worked by the employee during the year.
    (d) The changes to subsection (c) made by this amendatory Act of 1997 apply to persons withdrawing from service on or after July 1, 1990 and for each such person are intended to be retroactive to the date upon which the affected annuity began. The Fund shall recompute the affected annuity and shall pay the additional amount due for the period before the increase resulting from this amendatory Act in a lump sum, without interest.
    (e) This Article shall not be construed to authorize a salary paid by an entity other than an employer, as defined in Section 8-110, to be used to calculate the highest average annual salary of a participant. This subsection (e) is a declaration of existing law and shall not be construed as a new enactment.
(Source: P.A. 97-651, eff. 1-5-12.)

40 ILCS 5/8-234

    (40 ILCS 5/8-234) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-234)
    Sec. 8-234. Basis of salary deduction. The total of salary deductions for employee contributions for annuity purposes to be considered for any 1 calendar year shall not exceed that produced by the application of the proper salary deduction rates to the highest annual salary considered for annuity purposes for such year.
    For the year 1957 or prior years, where deductions from salary on overtime pay may have, in the case of some daily or hourly paid employees, resulted in excess deductions for the year, such excess deductions may be considered as proper salary deductions for age and service and widow's annuity, unless refunded at the employee's request.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-235

    (40 ILCS 5/8-235) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-235)
    Sec. 8-235. Basis of actual compensation.
    "Actual Compensation" of any employee whose actual compensation (as defined herein) is arranged upon other than a yearly basis shall be determined by the following schedule:
    Monthly basis:--12 times the amount of actual compensation per month.
    Weekly basis:--52 times the amount of actual compensation per week.
    Daily basis:--300 times the amount of actual compensation per day.
    Hourly basis:--2400 times the amount of actual compensation per hour.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-236

    (40 ILCS 5/8-236) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-236)
    Sec. 8-236. Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act.
    The "Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act", being Article 20 of this Code as now enacted or hereafter amended, is hereby adopted and made a part of this Article; provided, that where there is a direct conflict in the provisions of such Act and the specific provisions of this Article, such latter provisions shall prevail.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-237

    (40 ILCS 5/8-237) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-237)
    Sec. 8-237. Employees in territory annexed.
    Whenever territory is annexed to the city, any person then employed as a municipal employee in the annexed territory, who shall be employed by the city on the date of the annexation shall automatically come under this Article, and any service rendered for the annexed territory shall be considered, for the purpose of this Article, as service rendered to the city.
    Such employee shall be treated, as of the date such annexation comes into effect the same as is a present employee of the city on the effective date.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-238

    (40 ILCS 5/8-238) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-238)
    Sec. 8-238. Municipal Pension Fund superseded.
    The fund herein provided for on the effective date shall supersede and take the place and have transferred to it the assets of any Municipal Pension Fund as herein defined, in operation in the city, and the fund herein provided for shall be a continuation of such Municipal Pension Fund.
    All annuities, pensions and other benefits allowed prior to the effective date by the Board of Trustees of such Municipal Pension Fund and all claims pending or ungranted on the effective date which thereafter are allowed according to the law establishing such Municipal Pension Fund by the board herein provided for, shall be paid by the board from the fund herein provided for, according to the law or laws under which such annuities, pensions, or other benefits were allowed.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-239

    (40 ILCS 5/8-239) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-239)
    Sec. 8-239. School Employees' Pension Fund superseded.
    The fund herein provided for shall, on July 1, 1923, and thereafter, supersede and take the place of and have transferred to it the assets of any municipal pension fund which is in operation in the city on June 30, 1923, under the Public School Employees' Pension Act of 1903, and the fund herein provided for shall be a continuation of such municipal pension fund.
    All annuities, pensions, or other benefits allowed prior to July 1, 1923, by the Board of Trustees of such Municipal Pension Fund and all claims pending or ungranted on July 1, 1923, which thereafter are allowed according to the law establishing such municipal pension fund by the board herein provided for, shall be paid by the board from the fund herein provided for, according to the law or laws under which such annuities, pensions, or other benefits were allowed.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-240

    (40 ILCS 5/8-240) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-240)
    Sec. 8-240. Certain funds superseded.
    On January 1, 1960 the fund herein provided for shall supersede the funds created by the Court and Law Department Employees' Annuity Act and the Board of Election Commissioners Employees' Annuity Act, and shall have transferred to it the assets of the funds under said Acts.
    All annuities or benefits allowed prior to January 1, 1960, by the respective Boards of Trustees of such superseded funds and all claims pending prior to such date which thereafter are allowed according to the law establishing the respective superseded funds by the board herein provided for shall from and after such date be paid by the board from the fund herein provided for according to the law under which the same were allowed.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-240.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-240.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-240.1)
    Sec. 8-240.1. Public Library Employes' Pension Fund superseded.
    On January 1, 1966, the fund herein provided for shall supersede the fund created by the Public Library Employes' Pension Act, in operation in the city on December 31, 1965, and, as soon as practicable and possible thereafter, all monies, securities, other assets, records, and other property of such superseded fund shall be transferred by the board of trustees of said superseded fund to the custody and ownership of the retirement board of the annuity and benefit fund herein provided for, which said retirement board is hereby empowered to receive them, and shall thereupon assume all of the liabilities of the superseded fund.
    All pensions and other benefits allowed prior to January 1, 1966 by the board of trustees of the superseded fund, shall thereafter be paid by the retirement board of the annuity and benefit fund herein provided for, and all claims accrued, pending or ungranted prior to such date shall be allowed or disallowed by said retirement board, according to the law governing the superseded fund on December 31, 1965, and if allowed shall be paid from the annuity and benefit fund herein provided for.
    The assets of the superseded Public Library Employes' Pension Fund, transferred to the annuity and benefit fund herein provided for, shall be distributed and credited to appropriate fund accounts otherwise described in this Article 8, and all liabilities, payments of pensions and benefits arising out of the merger of said superseded fund into said annuity and benefit fund shall be reflected in, paid from, and charged to such accounts, in the same manner as provided for in the case of a superseded Municipal Pension Fund.
(Source: Laws 1965, p. 2300.)

40 ILCS 5/8-240.2

    (40 ILCS 5/8-240.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-240.2)
    Sec. 8-240.2. House of Correction Employees' Pension Fund superseded.
    On January 1, 1969, the fund herein provided for shall supersede the fund created by the House of Correction Employees' Pension Act, in operation in the city on December 31, 1968, and, as soon as practicable and possible thereafter, all monies, securities, other assets, records, and other property of such superseded fund shall be transferred by the board of trustees of said superseded fund to the custody and ownership of the retirement board of the annuity and benefit fund herein provided for, which said retirement board is hereby empowered to receive them, and shall thereupon assume all of the liabilities of the superseded fund.
    All annuities, pensions, and other benefits allowed prior to January 1, 1969 by the board of trustees of the superseded fund, shall thereafter be paid by the retirement board of the annuity and benefit fund herein provided for, and all claims accrued, pending or ungranted prior to such date shall be allowed or disallowed by said retirement board, according to the law governing the superseded fund on December 31, 1968, and if allowed shall be paid from the annuity and benefit fund herein provided for.
    The assets of the superseded House of Correction Employees' Pension Fund, transferred to the annuity and benefit fund herein provided for, shall be distributed and credited to appropriate fund accounts otherwise described in this Article 8, and all liabilities, payments of pensions and benefits arising out of the merger of said superseded fund into the said annuity and benefit fund shall be reflected in, paid from, and charged to such accounts, in the same manner as provided for in the case of a superseded Municipal Pension Fund.
(Source: Laws 1968, p. 181.)

40 ILCS 5/8-241

    (40 ILCS 5/8-241) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-241)
    Sec. 8-241. Board of Education employees' former service.
    Any employee or former employee of the Board of Education of the city, now included under the provisions of this Article, shall be considered, for all purposes of this Article, to have been an employee during all time prior to July 1, 1923 that he was in the service of such Board of Education or of the city. This section shall be retroactive in effect.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-242

    (40 ILCS 5/8-242) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-242)
    Sec. 8-242. Certain park district employees.
    The "Exchange of Functions Act of 1957", to the extent that it applies to the fund herein established is incorporated into and made a part of this Article by express reference. Employees of a city who are members of the fund and who are transferred to the employment of a park district pursuant to the aforesaid Act shall remain members of the fund, and their rights, credits and equities shall remain unimpaired by such transfer of employment.
    After such transfer of employment, the city shall assume no further financial responsibility or obligation for such employees under this Article, but such financial responsibility and obligation shall become the duty of the park district by which they are employed. Wherever, as to such employees, reference is made in this Article to the exercise of a function, power, responsibility or duty by the city, such reference shall apply, effective January 1, 1959, to the governing board of the park district by which such persons are employed.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-243

    (40 ILCS 5/8-243) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-243)
    Sec. 8-243. Service as alderman or member of city council. Whenever any person has served or hereafter serves as a duly elected alderman or member of the city council of any city of more than 500,000 inhabitants and is or hereafter becomes a contributing participant in any pension fund or any annuity and benefit fund in existence in such city by operation of law, the period of service as such alderman or member of the city council shall be counted as a period of service in computing any annuity or pension which such person may become entitled to receive from such fund upon separation from the service, except as ruled out for minimum annuity purposes in Section 8-232(a)(3).
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-243.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-243.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-243.1)
    Sec. 8-243.1. Elected city officer transfer of credits. Any city officer, as defined in Section 8-243.2, may transfer to this Fund credits and creditable service accumulated under any other pension fund or retirement system established under Articles 2 through 18 of this Code, upon payment to the Fund of (1) the amount by which the employer and employee contributions that would have been required if he had participated in this Fund during the period for which credit is being transferred, plus interest, exceeds the amounts actually transferred from such other fund or system to this Fund, plus (2) interest thereon at 6% per year compounded annually from the date of transfer to the date of payment.
(Source: P.A. 86-1488.)

40 ILCS 5/8-243.2

    (40 ILCS 5/8-243.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-243.2)
    Sec. 8-243.2. Alternative annuity for city officers.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section and Sections 8-243.1 and 8-243.3, "city officer" means the city clerk, the city treasurer, or an alderman of the city elected by vote of the people, while serving in that capacity or as provided in subsection (f), who has elected to participate in the Fund.
    (b) Any elected city officer, while serving in that capacity or as provided in subsection (f), may elect to establish alternative credits for an alternative annuity by electing in writing to make additional optional contributions in accordance with this Section and the procedures established by the board. Such elected city officer may discontinue making the additional optional contributions by notifying the Fund in writing in accordance with this Section and procedures established by the board.
    Additional optional contributions for the alternative annuity shall be as follows:
        (1) For service after the option is elected, an
    
additional contribution of 3% of salary shall be contributed to the Fund on the same basis and under the same conditions as contributions required under Sections 8-174 and 8-182.
        (2) For service before the option is elected, an
    
additional contribution of 3% of the salary for the applicable period of service, plus interest at the effective rate from the date of service to the date of payment. All payments for past service must be paid in full before credit is given. No additional optional contributions may be made for any period of service for which credit has been previously forfeited by acceptance of a refund, unless the refund is repaid in full with interest at the effective rate from the date of refund to the date of repayment.
    (c) In lieu of the retirement annuity otherwise payable under this Article, any city officer elected by vote of the people who (1) has elected to participate in the Fund and make additional optional contributions in accordance with this Section, and (2) has attained age 55 with at least 10 years of service credit, or has attained age 60 with at least 8 years of service credit, may elect to have his retirement annuity computed as follows: 3% of the participant's salary at the time of termination of service for each of the first 8 years of service credit, plus 4% of such salary for each of the next 4 years of service credit, plus 5% of such salary for each year of service credit in excess of 12 years, subject to a maximum of 80% of such salary. To the extent such elected city officer has made additional optional contributions with respect to only a portion of his years of service credit, his retirement annuity will first be determined in accordance with this Section to the extent such additional optional contributions were made, and then in accordance with the remaining Sections of this Article to the extent of years of service credit with respect to which additional optional contributions were not made.
    (d) In lieu of the disability benefits otherwise payable under this Article, any city officer elected by vote of the people who (1) has elected to participate in the Fund, and (2) has become permanently disabled and as a consequence is unable to perform the duties of his office, and (3) was making optional contributions in accordance with this Section at the time the disability was incurred, may elect to receive a disability annuity calculated in accordance with the formula in subsection (c). For the purposes of this subsection, such elected city officer shall be considered permanently disabled only if: (i) disability occurs while in service as an elected city officer and is of such a nature as to prevent him from reasonably performing the duties of his office at the time; and (ii) the board has received a written certification by at least 2 licensed physicians appointed by it stating that such officer is disabled and that the disability is likely to be permanent.
    (e) Refunds of additional optional contributions shall be made on the same basis and under the same conditions as provided under Sections 8-168, 8-170 and 8-171. Interest shall be credited at the effective rate on the same basis and under the same conditions as for other contributions. Optional contributions shall be accounted for in a separate Elected City Officer Optional Contribution Reserve. Optional contributions under this Section shall be included in the amount of employee contributions used to compute the tax levy under Section 8-173.
    (f) The effective date of this plan of optional alternative benefits and contributions shall be July 1, 1990, or the date upon which approval is received from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service, whichever is later.
    The plan of optional alternative benefits and contributions shall not be available to any former city officer or employee receiving an annuity from the Fund on the effective date of the plan, unless he re-enters service as an elected city officer and renders at least 3 years of additional service after the date of re-entry. However, a person who holds office as a city officer on June 1, 1995 may elect to participate in the plan, to transfer credits into the Fund from other Articles of this Code, and to make the contributions required for prior service, until 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly, notwithstanding the ending of his term of office prior to that effective date; in the event that the person is already receiving an annuity from this Fund or any other Article of this Code at the time of making this election, the annuity shall be recalculated to include any increase resulting from participation in the plan, with such increase taking effect on the effective date of the election.
    (g) Notwithstanding any other provision in this Section or in this Code to the contrary, any person who first becomes a city officer, as defined in this Section, on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, shall not be eligible for the alternative annuity or alternative disability benefits as provided in subsections (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this Section or for the alternative survivor's benefits as provided in Section 8-243.3. Such person shall not be eligible, or be required, to make any additional contributions beyond those required of other participants under Sections 8-137, 8-174, and 8-182. The retirement annuity, disability benefits, and survivor's benefits for a person who first becomes a city officer on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly shall be determined pursuant to the provisions otherwise provided in this Article.
(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)

40 ILCS 5/8-243.3

    (40 ILCS 5/8-243.3) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-243.3)
    Sec. 8-243.3. Alternative survivor's benefits for survivors of city officers. In lieu of the survivor's benefits otherwise payable under this Article, the spouse or eligible child of any deceased city officer elected by vote of the people who (1) had elected to participate in the Fund, and (2) was either making additional optional contributions in accordance with Section 8-243.2 on the date of death, or was receiving an annuity calculated under that Section at the time of death, may elect to receive an annuity beginning on the date of the elected city officer's death, provided that the spouse and officer must have been married on the date of the last termination of his or her service as an elected city officer and for a continuous period of at least one year immediately preceding his or her death.
    The annuity shall be payable beginning on the date of the elected city officer's death if the spouse is then age 50 or over, or beginning at age 50 if the age of the spouse is less than 50 years. If a minor unmarried child or children of the city officer, under age 18, also survive, and the child or children are under the care of the eligible spouse, the annuity shall begin as of the date of death of the elected city officer without regard to the spouse's age.
    The annuity to a spouse shall be 66 2/3% of the amount of retirement annuity earned by the elected city officer on the date of death, subject to a minimum payment of 10% of salary, provided that if an eligible spouse, regardless of age, has in his or her care at the date of death of the elected city officer any unmarried child or children of the city officer, under age 18, the minimum annuity shall be 30% of the elected officer's salary, plus 10% of salary on account of each minor child of the elected city officer, subject to a combined total payment on account of a spouse and minor children not to exceed 50% of the deceased officer's salary. In the event there shall be no spouse of the elected city officer surviving, or should a spouse remarry or die while eligible minor children still survive the elected city officer, each such child shall be entitled to an annuity equal to 20% of salary of the elected officer subject to a combined total payment on account of all such children not to exceed 50% of salary of the elected city officer. The salary to be used in the calculation of these benefits shall be the same as that prescribed for determining a retirement annuity as provided in Section 8-243.2.
    Upon the death of an elected city officer occurring after termination of service or while in receipt of a retirement annuity, the combined total payment to a spouse and minor children, or to minor children alone if no eligible spouse survives, shall be limited to 75% of the amount of retirement annuity earned by the city officer.
    Marriage of a child or attainment of age 18, whichever first occurs, shall render the child ineligible for further consideration in the payment of an annuity to a spouse or in the increase in the amount thereof. Upon attainment of ineligibility of the youngest minor child of the elected city officer, the annuity shall immediately revert to the amount payable upon death of an elected city officer leaving no minor children surviving him or her. If the spouse is under age 50 at such time, the annuity as revised shall be deferred until such age is attained. Remarriage of a widow or widower prior to attainment of age 55 shall disqualify the spouse from the receipt of an annuity.
(Source: P.A. 95-279, eff. 1-1-08.)

40 ILCS 5/8-244

    (40 ILCS 5/8-244) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-244)
    Sec. 8-244. Annuities, etc., exempt.
    (a) All annuities, refunds, pensions, and disability benefits granted under this Article, shall be exempt from attachment or garnishment process and shall not be seized, taken, subjected to, detained, or levied upon by virtue of any judgment, or any process or proceeding whatsoever issued out of or by any court in this State, for the payment and satisfaction in whole or in part of any debt, damage, claim, demand, or judgment against any annuitant, pensioner, participant, refund applicant, or other beneficiary hereunder.
    (b) No annuitant, pensioner, refund applicant, or other beneficiary shall have any right to transfer or assign his annuity, refund, or disability benefit or any part thereof by way of mortgage or otherwise, except that:
        (1) an annuitant or pensioner who elects or has
    
elected to participate in a hospital care plan or medical surgical plan may with the approval of the board and in conformity with its regulations authorize the board to withhold from the pension or annuity the current premium for such coverage and pay such premium to the organization underwriting such plan;
        (2) in the case of refunds, a participant may pledge
    
by assignment, power of attorney, or otherwise, as security for a loan from a legally operating credit union making loans only to participants in certain public employee pension funds described in the Illinois Pension Code, all or part of any refund which may become payable to him in the event of his separation from service; and
        (3) the board, in its discretion, may pay to the wife
    
of any annuitant, pensioner, refund applicant, or disability beneficiary, such an amount out of her husband's annuity pension, refund, or disability benefit as any court of competent jurisdiction may order, or such an amount as the board may consider necessary for the support of his wife or children, or both in the event of his disappearance or unexplained absence or of his failure to support such wife or children.
    (c) The board may retain out of any future annuity, pension, refund or disability benefit payments, such amount, or amounts, as it may require for the repayment of any moneys paid to any annuitant, pensioner, refund applicant, or disability beneficiary through misrepresentation, fraud or error. Any such action of the board shall relieve and release the board and the fund from any liability for any moneys so withheld.
    (d) Whenever an annuity or disability benefit is payable to a minor or to a person certified by a medical doctor to be under legal disability, the board, in its discretion and when it is in the best interest of the person concerned, may waive guardianship proceedings and pay the annuity or benefit to the person providing or caring for the minor or person under legal disability.
    In the event that a person certified by a medical doctor to be under legal disability (i) has no spouse, blood relative, or other person providing or caring for him or her, (ii) has no guardian of his or her estate, and (iii) is confined to a Medicare approved, State certified nursing home or to a publicly owned and operated nursing home, hospital, or mental institution, the Board may pay any benefit due that person to the nursing home, hospital, or mental institution, to be used for the sole benefit of the person under legal disability.
    Payment in accordance with this subsection to a person, nursing home, hospital, or mental institution for the benefit of a minor or person under legal disability shall be an absolute discharge of the Fund's liability with respect to the amount so paid. Any person, nursing home, hospital, or mental institution accepting payment under this subsection shall notify the Fund of the death or any other relevant change in the status of the minor or person under legal disability.
(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)

40 ILCS 5/8-244.1

    (40 ILCS 5/8-244.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-244.1)
    Sec. 8-244.1. Payment of annuity other than direct.
    (a) The board, at the written direction and request of any annuitant, may, solely as an accommodation to such annuitant, pay the annuity due him to a bank, savings and loan association or any other financial institution insured by an agency of the federal government, for deposit to his account, or to a bank or trust company for deposit in a trust established by him for his benefit with such bank, savings and loan association or trust company, and such annuitant may withdraw such direction at any time. The board may also, in the case of any disability beneficiary or annuitant for whom no estate guardian has been appointed and who is confined in a publicly owned and operated mental institution, pay such disability benefit or annuity due such person to the superintendent or other head of such institution or hospital for deposit to such person's trust fund account maintained for him by such institution or hospital, if by law such trust fund accounts are authorized or recognized.
    (b) An annuitant formerly employed by the City of Chicago may authorize the withholding of a portion of his or her annuity for payment of dues to the labor organization which formerly represented the annuitant when the annuitant was an active employee; however, no withholding shall be required under this subsection for payment to one labor organization unless a minimum of 25 annuitants authorize such withholding. The Board shall prescribe a form for the authorization of withholding of dues, release of name, social security number and address and shall provide such forms to employees, annuitants and labor organizations upon request. Amounts withheld by the Board under this subsection shall be promptly paid over to the designated organizations, indicating the names, social security numbers and addresses of annuitants on whose behalf dues were withheld.
    At the request and at the expense of the labor organization that formerly represented the annuitant, the City of Chicago shall coordinate mailings no more than twice in any twelve-month period to such annuitants and the Board shall supply current annuitant addresses to the City of Chicago upon request. These mailings shall be limited to informing the annuitants of their rights under this subsection (b), the form authorizing the withholding of dues from their annuity and information supplied by the labor organization pertinent to the decision of whether to exercise the rights of this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)

40 ILCS 5/8-245

    (40 ILCS 5/8-245) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-245)
    Sec. 8-245. Board members-No compensation.
    No member of the board shall receive any moneys from the fund as salary for service performed as such member. Any employee member shall have a right to be reimbursed for any salary withheld from him by the city comptroller or the Board of Education of the city, or by any officer or employee of the city, or Board of Education, because of attendance at any meeting of the board or the performance of any other duty in connection with the fund.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-246

    (40 ILCS 5/8-246) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-246)
    Sec. 8-246. No commissions on investments.
    No member of the board, and no person officially connected with the board, as employee, legal advisor, custodian of the fund, or otherwise, shall have any right to receive any commission on account of any investment made by the board, nor shall any such person act as the agent of any other person concerning any such investment.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-247

    (40 ILCS 5/8-247) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-247)
    Sec. 8-247. Duties of city officers. The proper officers of the city and of the Board of Education and of the retirement board, without cost to the fund, shall:
    (a) Deduct all sums required to be deducted from salaries of employees, and pay such sums to the board in such manner as the board shall specify.
    (b) Furnish the board on the first day of each month information regarding the employment of any employees, and of all discharges, resignations and suspensions from the service, deaths, and changes in salary which have occurred during the preceding month, with the dates thereof.
    (c) Procure for the board in such form as the board specifies, all information on the employees as to the service, age, salary, residence, marital status, and data concerning their dependents, including information relating to the service rendered by the employee prior to the effective date.
    (d) Keep such records concerning employees as the board may reasonably require and shall specify.
(Source: P.A. 81-1536.)

40 ILCS 5/8-248

    (40 ILCS 5/8-248) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-248)
    Sec. 8-248. Age of employee.
    For any employee who has filed an application for appointment to the service of the city, the age stated therein shall be conclusive evidence against the employee of his age for the purposes of this Article, but the board may decide any claim for any annuity, benefit, refund or payment according to the age of the employee as shown by other evidence satisfactory to it.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-249

    (40 ILCS 5/8-249) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-249)
    Sec. 8-249. Office facilities.
    Suitable rooms for office and meetings of the board shall be assigned by the mayor of the city.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-250

    (40 ILCS 5/8-250) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-250)
    Sec. 8-250. Compliance with article.
    All officers, officials, and employees of the city shall perform any and all acts required to carry out the intent and purposes of this Article.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)

40 ILCS 5/8-251

    (40 ILCS 5/8-251) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-251)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-23)
    Sec. 8-251. Felony conviction. None of the benefits provided for in this Article shall be paid to any person who is convicted of any felony relating to or arising out of or in connection with his service as a municipal employee.
    This Section shall not operate to impair any contract or vested right heretofore acquired under any law or laws continued in this Article, nor to preclude the right to a refund.
    Any refund required under this Article shall be calculated based on that person's contributions to the Fund, less the amount of any annuity benefit previously received by the person or his or her beneficiaries. The changes made to this Section by this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly apply only to persons who first become participants under this Article on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
    All future entrants entering service subsequent to July 11, 1955 shall be deemed to have consented to the provisions of this Section as a condition of coverage.
(Source: P.A. 100-23, eff. 7-6-17.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 100-334)
    Sec. 8-251. Felony conviction. None of the benefits provided for in this Article shall be paid to any person who is convicted of any felony relating to or arising out of or in connection with his service as a municipal employee.
    None of the benefits provided for in this Article shall be paid to any person who otherwise would receive a survivor benefit who is convicted of any felony relating to or arising out of or in connection with the service of the employee from whom the benefit results.
    This Section shall not operate to impair any contract or vested right heretofore acquired under any law or laws continued in this Article, nor to preclude the right to a refund, and for the changes under this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, shall not impair any contract or vested right acquired by a survivor prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
    All future entrants entering service subsequent to July 11, 1955 shall be deemed to have consented to the provisions of this Section as a condition of coverage, and all participants entering service subsequent to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly shall be deemed to have consented to the provisions of this amendatory Act as a condition of participation.
(Source: P.A. 100-334, eff. 8-25-17.)

40 ILCS 5/8-252

    (40 ILCS 5/8-252) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-252)
    Sec. 8-252. Administrative review. The provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof and the rules adopted pursuant thereto, shall apply to and govern all proceedings for the judicial review of final administrative decisions of the retirement board provided for under this Article. The term "administrative decision" is as defined in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

40 ILCS 5/8-253

    (40 ILCS 5/8-253) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 8-253)
    Sec. 8-253. General provisions and savings clause.
    The provisions of Article 1 and Article 23 of this Code apply to this Article as though such provisions were fully set forth in this Article as a part thereof.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)