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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

Aug 17, 2015

Notice of Trustee Vacancy

The Retirement Board of the County Employees’ and Officers’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Cook County and ex officio for the Forest Preserve District Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Cook County announce the vacancy of the Forest Preserve District Annuitant member position.

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Aug 07, 2015

2015 Retirement Board Elections

An election for a Cook County Employee Member Trustee, a Forest Preserve Employee Member Trustee, and a Cook County Annuitant Member Trustee will be held on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Voting will take place in person at the Cook County Building and by mail. Click the link below for more information about voting and candidacy.

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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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2014 Actuarial Valuation Results

For 2014, the Cook County Fund’s assets were valued at $8.8 billion on an actuarial basis with liabilities of $15.3 billion, resulting in an unfunded liability of $6.5 billion (or 57.51%). The Forest Preserve District Fund’s assets were valued at $189.9 million on an actuarial basis with liabilities of $315.2 million, resulting in an unfunded liability of $125.3 million (or 60.25%).

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Cook County Pension Fund Wins Small Public Plan of the Year for 2014 Hedge Fund Investments

The Cook County Pension Fund received the Small Public Plan of the Year award (less than $15 billion in assets) at the 13th Annual Hedge Fund Industry Awards on June 26, 2015. Consideration for the Hedge Fund Investment Category is given to investors’ long-term performance and overall ability to construct and manage a hedge fund portfolio.

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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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