The Madison County Board chairman is asking the board to pass a resolution ending members' participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.  The move would not be an action against board members, according to Chairman Alan Dunstan, but rather a move to benefit county taxpayers and put the county in line with legislation recently passed by the Illinois Legislature.

Dunstan tells The Big Z if the board would pass this resolution, it would end IMRF for all board members with the sitting of the County Board on December 1.

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He says it is his understanding that this would result in a freeze of existing pension contributions, while those with less than 8 years' on the board would get their contributions back.  The Madison County Board next meets on September 21.

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