State Senator Pam Althoff passed her IMRF reform legislation, Senate Bill 2701, as it was amended by House sponsor State Rep. Jack Franks.
No one opposed the legislation, which says future Downstate County Board members will not be allowed to participate in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.
The bill does not mention elected part-time township or municipal officials.
You can read what the bill does here.
The Human Resources Committee of the McHenry County Board is scheduled to recommend taking McHenry County Board members out of the IMRF pension plan at its 8:15 AM meeting on Thursday.
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The forthcoming County Board action will be views by those who read the Northwest Herald as a response to the forthcoming state law.
This is a pretty good example that timing is everything in politics.
Clearly, Franks has it and the County Board doesn’t.
County Board members have been discussing this move for months, but delayed too long to get much good press out of withdrawing the pension program that Franks has made a campaign issue in his quest to become McHenry County Board Chairman.