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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

Trustee Election - Candidate Statements

Candidate statements from Cook County employees seeking a position on the Retirement Board in the October 29 election have been posted. Click the link below to read more.

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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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2014 Trustee Election

An election for a Cook County Employee Trustee member of the Retirement Board will be held on Wednesday, October 29, 2014. Voting will take place in person at the Cook County Building and by mail. Only Cook County employees are eligible to vote in this year's election. If you are retired or are employed by the Forest Preserve District, there is no election for you this year. Click the link below for more information about voting and candidacy.

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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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