(40 ILCS 5/12-118.2) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 12-118.2)
    Sec. 12-118.2. 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.)