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Welcome to the Cook County Pension Fund

The Cook County Pension Fund provides retirement, survivor, retiree health, and disability benefits to employees and retirees of Cook County and its Forest Preserve District.  We are committed to exceptional member service alongside effective management of the Fund’s assets to support member benefits. 

Considering Retirement?  Contact the Fund to Evaluate Your Options

If you are thinking about retirement, the Fund is your reliable source for comprehensive information about your pension benefits.  Determining your benefits can be a complex process.  Our knowledgeable and experienced staff will provide estimates based on your individual profile to assist you in evaluating your retirement options.  Contact us through this website or call our office at (312) 603-1200 for more information.  

Click here for more information about planning for retirement.

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Recent News

2014 Trustee Election Results

The Cook County Pension Fund held our annual Trustee election on October 29, 2014. This year the election was held for one of three County employee member positions. As decided by a majority of Cook County employees, the Fund congratulates Mr. Brent Lewandowski who was declared the winner of this year’s election. This will be Mr. Lewandowski’s second term as a trustee of the Fund. He will continue to serve another three year term which begins December 1, 2014. Thanks to everyone who participated in the 2014 Trustee election.

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November is Open Enrollment Month

Learn about important changes and exciting new programs for 2015 during the health benefits Open Enrollment period, which lasts for the full month of November. Open Enrollment events were held on November 6 (Alsip), November 7 (Chicago), and November 10 (Oakbrook Terrace). Thanks to all that were able to attend. Click below to find out more about Open Enrollment.

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Summer 2014 Newsletter

Summer newsletters will be mailed to all members this week with updates about the Fund's finances, pension reform efforts, and more. Clink the links below to view the newsletter online.

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2013 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) Available

The CAFR provides comprehensive data on the Fund's finances, investments, actuarial liabilities and assets, and other activities. Click below or visit the Financial Reports page in the Investments section to download the 2013 CAFR.

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County Administration's Pension Reform Proposal Fails to Pass Legislature

The Cook County administration introduced a pension reform bill in the legislature on May 27. The bill passed the Senate but was not called for a vote in the House before the end of the legislative session. As a result, no changes to benefits or funding related to the bill will move forward at this time. Click the link below for more information.

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Pension Reform Watch

Visit our legislation page for up-to-date information about pension reform efforts in Illinois. 

Retirement Board

Alexis Herrera - President
Brent Lewandowski - Vice-President
Patrick J. McFadden - Secretary
John E. Fitzgerald
Diahann Goode
Robert Janura
Patrick Nester
Samuel Richardson, Jr.
Lawrence L. Wilson, CPA

Hours of Operation

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. 



Know Your Benefits

Applying for Retirement

Sick and Vacation Time

Military Service Time

Member Handbooks

Tier 1 Annuity and Refund Handbook

for employees hired before 01/01/11

Tier 2 Annuity and Refund Handbook
for employees hired on or after 01/01/11

Disability Benefits Handbook

Health Benefits Handbook

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