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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. 

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Recent News

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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2013 Actuarial Valuations Show Improved Funding, Extended Solvency

The latest actuarial valuations show that in 2013 investment returns of over 15% increased the funded status to 56.6% (from 53.5% in 2012) and extended the solvency forecast by four years. Click the link below for additional information.

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CastleArk Selected for Small Cap Growth Investment Services

The Retirement Board selected CastleArk Management, LLC, to manage a new allocation of $150 million in small cap growth domestic equities.

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Spring 2014 Newsletter

The spring 2014 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
Robert Janura
Patrick Nester
Samuel Richardson, Jr.
Lawrence L. Wilson, CPA

Planning to Retire?

Inquire before you retire! 

Call us today at 312-603-1200 to review your options with a benefits counselor.

Hours of Operation

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


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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