(40 ILCS 5/5-171) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 5-171)
    Sec. 5-171. Contributions for death benefit. To defray the cost of the ordinary death benefit, each policeman in service on or after January 1, 1962, shall make contributions in addition to the contributions otherwise provided in this Article, in the amount of $2.50 per monthly period. This contribution shall begin with the first pay period accruing after January 1, 1962, and shall be deducted from the salary of each policeman at the same time and with the same frequency as deductions are made for the other purposes of this Article.
    Contributions towards this benefit shall be made only when the policeman is in active service and in receipt of salary. Policemen in receipt of disability benefits, and policemen in receipt of annuities whose retirement occurred on or after January 1, 1962, shall not be required to make contributions during such period of disability or retirement.
    The city, through the tax levy prescribed in Section 5-168 hereof, shall contribute annually the sum of $224,000. This amount shall be credited each year to the death benefit reserve and a credit for the amount aforesaid from each tax levy beginning with the year 1962 shall be made to this reserve notwithstanding the requirements from such tax levy for all other purposes of this Article.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)