New pension law seminar: One more, in Edwardsville

Governor Rauner signed HB 418 on August 24, 2017, after its sponsor, Rep. Grant Wehrli, engaged in negotiations with the Illinois Chiefs for three years on variations of this bill. It is now Public Act 100-0281. It affects police pensions, and we continue to hear questions about exactly what this law does and what happens when the changes take effect on January 1, 2019.

This three-hour seminar is designed to answer those questions. Participants will learn:

  • Exactly what this bill says about your pension
  • What municipalities must do in setting up a defined contribution
  • How the law affects sworn officers entering service after the effective date of this law
  • The funding impact the law will have on the Article 3 pension funds. 
  • Information about benefits (Tier 1 vs Tier 2, calculations for retirement/disability/survivors, contribution refunds, taxes, QILDROs, transfers and purchases of service)
  • Actuarial information (developing sound funding policies, impact of statutory changes, GASB)
  • Answers to your questions – you can ask questions in advance when you register, and there will be a Q&A at each location.
  • A brief history of the politics that led to the “Wehrli bill” and the final language in this law, potential changes to the law in the future for better or for worse, and why only police chiefs (not fire chiefs, teachers, and others) were included.
Main presenters:
Allison Barrett of Lauterbach & Amen
Cary Collins, pension attorney

Past seminars were in Oak Brook and Normal. There is one remaining:

Edwardsville, November 28
Register here


In 2030...
An all-star lineup presented on the topic of public safety in 2030 at an all-day program November 15, 2018, at the Homeland Security Center at the College of DuPage. ILACP's Public Private Liaison Committee put the program together.

Top photo, from left: Tony Ramos, P4 Security Solutions; Billy Kewell, Uber; John Shales, BluePoint Alert Solutions; and John Mack, Illinois State Police.

Bottom photo, from left: Lawrence Doria, P4 Security Solutions; Christopher Thornton, Allied Universal Security; William Mancino, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, U.S. Secret Service, Chicago; Jeffrey Sallet, Special Agent in Charge, FBI Chicago; and two ILACP past presidents: Chief James R. Kruger, Jr., Oak Brook, and Chief Frank Kaminski, Park Ridge.

NAACP, ILACP announce
10 historic Shared Principles;
how to adopt them as your own

The Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) and the Illinois NAACP State Conference announced an affirmation of 10 Shared Principles that are designed to bridge the gap of mistrust between police and communities of color. The first of its kind in our nation’s history, the March 22, 2018, agreement between an NAACP state conference and a statewide law enforcement agency identifies the common ground between local law enforcement and communities of color in their commitment to safe communities.

ILACP President Brian Fengel encourages all police departments to adopt these principles as your own and have your department's name added to the list on our website. 

Training Guide for local agencies about Ten Shared Principles

The document itself: Affirmation of Ten Shared Principles

Simple form to declare your adoption of the Shared Principles

List of agencies adopting the Shared Principles

Command magazine article providing more context and background (February 2018)