The Illinois Municipal Retirement Funds is intended for city employees, but elected leaders also tack on the benefit. A state law stopped elected county leaders from claiming the benefit unless they proved they were working at least 600 hours a year. The bill was revised to exclude elected city leaders. O'Fallon and Highland, IL, have ended their participation, but not Belleville. Brad Weisenstein bweisenstein@bnd.com
The Illinois Municipal Retirement Funds is intended for city employees, but elected leaders also tack on the benefit. A state law stopped elected county leaders from claiming the benefit unless they proved they were working at least 600 hours a year. The bill was revised to exclude elected city leaders. O'Fallon and Highland, IL, have ended their participation, but not Belleville. Brad Weisenstein bweisenstein@bnd.com

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