(40 ILCS 5/5-109.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 5-109.1)
    Sec. 5-109.1. Gender.
    The masculine gender whenever used in this Article includes the feminine gender and all annuities and benefits applicable to male policemen and their survivors and the contributions to be made for widows' annuities or other benefits, shall apply with equal force to female policemen and their survivors without any modification or distinction whatsoever.
(Source: P.A. 78-1129.)