(40 ILCS 5/6-168)
(from Ch. 108 1/2, par. 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
(Source: Laws 1963, p. 161