SPRINGFIELD, IL –
“Anyone elected to a second office after this law is signed has to make a decision,” Sen. Don Harmon said. “Either they can earn service credit for office A or office B. They cannot earn service credit for both.
The bill’s chief sponsor, Sen. Don Harmon, D-Oak Park, said he believes state law was already clear about pensions for people who serve both as a county board member and another locally elected position. However, a legal opinion from a state’s attorney made the already “tangled web” even more complicated, he said.