(40 ILCS 5/14-144)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 14-144)
Members shall, by virtue of the payment
of the contributions required to be paid to this system, receive a vested
interest in their accumulated contributions in the system, and, in consideration
of such vested interest, each member is deemed to have agreed to and authorized the
deductions from salary of all contributions payable to this system.
Payment of salary as prescribed by law or as contracted by a
department, less the amounts of contributions provided in this Article,
shall, together with such special vested rights, be a full and complete
discharge of all claims of payments for service rendered by a member to
the State during the period covered by any such payment.
(Source: P.A. 80-841.)