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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

Mar 05, 2015

New Investment Commitments to the Fund

The Board of Trustees for the County Employees’ and Officers’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Cook County (CEABF) affirmed the recommendation from the Investment Committee meeting held on February 26, 2015 approving Non-Core Real Estate commitments to Angelo Gordon & Company, Mesirow Financial Investment Management and Blackstone Group. Total allocation for Non-Core strategies from the search increased from $60 million to $80 million to remain consistent with the target allocation given the increase in the Fund’s total assets since the search was initiated. All allocations represent new commitments for the Fund. Funding will come from the Russell REIT ETF. No managers were terminated as part of this process.

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Jan 28, 2015

1099Rs Mailed

All 1099R tax forms were delivered to the US Post Office on January 26, 2015. If you do not receive your 1099R by February 7, 2015, please contact our office for a reprint. Note: If you have moved, you must supply the Fund with a change of address prior to any reissue of a 1099R.

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Winter 2014 Newsletter

Winter newsletters were mailed to all active and retired members this week. Clink the links below to view the newsletter online.

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Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the County Employees’ and Officers’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Cook County and the Forest Preserve District Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Cook County by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States (GFOA) for its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for year ended December 31, 2013.

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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. 

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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