Lawsuit in regard to Public Act 098-0622 (Senate Bill 1523)

PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to all persons who were employed by the Chicago Park District and who were participating in the Park Employees’ and Retirement Board Employees’ Annuity Benefit Fund of Chicago (“Fund”) as of June 1, 2014, or any date thereafter.
YOU ARE HEREBY NOTIFIED that on March 1, 2018, the Circuit Court of Cook County issued a memorandum opinion and order finding that certain amendments to the Illinois Pension Code enacted by Public Act 098-0622 were unconstitutional, including increases in employee contributions to the Fund. On or before July 25, 2018, the Chicago Park District mailed checks refunding the increases in employee contributions and, since then, has made efforts to locate and reimburse current and former employees for the additional employee contributions to the Fund under Public Act 098-0622. If you were required to pay additional employee contributions to the Fund on or after June 1, 2014, and you have not yet been reimbursed for those additional contributions, you may be entitled to reimbursement. Please call the Chicago Park District at 312-742-5401 to find out whether you are entitled to such reimbursement.
 
Dean J. Niedospial
Executive Director