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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

Open Enrollment (November 1 - November 30, 2015)

Learn about important changes to health benefits during Open Enrollment period, which is November 1- November 30, 2015. Open Enrollment events will be held on October 29 (Orland Park), October 30 (Chicago - County Administration Building), November 6 (Lincolnwood), and November 10 (Kroc Center - Chicago). Click below to find out more about Open Enrollment and event locations.

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2015 Election - Candidate Statements Are Now Available

Candidate Statements for the 2015 Trustee election are now available to view. Candidates are permitted to submit a statement to members regarding their background and qualifications for seeking a position on the Retirement Board. To read their personal statements, click on "Read More".

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Sep 14, 2015

2015 Retirement Board Elections - Forest Preserve Employee Trustee and Cook County Annuitant Trustee Positions

Elections for the Forest Preserve Employee Trustee Position and the Cook County Annuitant Trustee Position will be held on October 28, 2015 at the Cook County Building Room 885. Only Forest Preserve employees and Cook County annuitants are eligible to vote in this year’s election. To those interested in voting by mail, you should receive a Mail-In Ballot Application Request Form by September 30, 2015. For more details click on "Read More".

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Sep 14, 2015

2015 Retirement Board Elections - Cook County Employee Trustee Position

For the Cook County Employee Trustee Position – by rule, Diahann Goode will be declared the winner and will serve another three-year term as no other candidates applied for the position. Please note, this means the Cook County Employee election has been canceled.

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Summer 2015 Newsletter and Member Spotlight

The summer 2015 edition of Pension Notes, the member newsletter of the Cook County Pension Fund, is now available. Click below to view the newsletter online.

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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
Patrick Nester
Samuel Richardson, Jr.
Lawrence L. Wilson, CPA

Hours of Operation

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

2015 Holiday Schedule



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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