McHenry County Sheriff Keith Nygren collects a pension from the City of Crystal Lake for his years on the police force and is in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund as Sheriff.
Bill Prim similarly collects a pension from the City of Des Plaines, where he was on the police force for 27 years.
In this press release Prime promises not to sign up from the IMRF pension: to which he would be entitled, if he wins the fall election:
PRIM WILL OPT OUT OF ANY SHERIFF’S PENSION
Republican candidate for McHenry County Sheriff Bill Prim said Monday that if elected he would not participate in any pension plan for county employees or state elected officials, would not accrue service time or make contributions that could be redeemed toward any future pension, or participate in the pension system in any other way.
“I have repeatedly made this statement verbally, but for the sake of clarity, I will now put it in the public record.
“I state unequivocally that on my first day in office, I will notify the pertinent pension plan administrators that I will not participate and that I voluntarily opt out of any and all pension arrangements available to County employees or elected officials,” Prim said.
“I expect voters to hold me to this promise. No pension. Period.”