(40 ILCS 5/6-168) (from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 6-168)
    Sec. 6-168. Contributions for death benefit. To defray the cost of the ordinary death benefit, each fireman in service on or after January 1, 1962, shall make contributions in addition to the contributions otherwise provided in this Article, in the amount of $2.50 per monthly period. This contribution shall begin with the first pay period accruing after January 1, 1962, and shall be deducted from the salary of each fireman at the same time and with the same frequency as deductions are made for the other purposes of this Article.
    Contributions towards this benefit shall be made only when the fireman is in active service and in receipt of salary. Firemen in receipt of disability benefits and firemen in receipt of annuities whose retirement occurred on or after January 1, 1962, shall not be required to make contributions during such period of disability or retirement.
    The amount contributed by such city, through the tax levy prescribed in Section 6-165 hereof toward this ordinary death benefit, shall be credited each year to the death benefit reserve and a credit for the amount of $142,000 from each tax levy beginning with the year 1962 shall be made to this reserve notwithstanding the requirements for all other purposes of this Article.
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161.)