(40 ILCS 5/6-106.1) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 6-106.1)
    Sec. 6-106.1. Gender. The masculine gender wherever used in this Article includes the female gender and all annuities and benefits applicable to male firemen and their survivors and the contributions to be made for widows' annuities or other benefits shall apply with equal force to female firemen and their survivors without any modification or distinction whatsoever.
(Source: P.A. 80-899.)