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Illinois law bans pensions for future county board members

A new Illinois law bars newly-elected members on the state's county boards from signing up for pensions from the Illinois Municipal Retirement fund.

The law, signed last month by Gov. Bruce Rauner, is a result of a political battle in McHenry County, where a candidate in the November race for county board president found board members were — depending on the county — supposed to work 600 or 1,000 hours a year to receive pensions.

Rep. Jack Franks, D-Marengo, who is running for county board chairman in November against Republican board member Michael Walkup, got pension fund officials to look into whether McHenry board members were improperly claiming the pensions...

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