Reynolds v. The Retirement Board of the Firemen's Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago

Illinois Appellate Court
Civil Court
Citation
Case Number: 
2013 IL App (1st) 120052
Decision Date: 
May 7, 2013
District: 
1st Dist.
Division/County: 
Cook Co., 2d Div.
Justice: 
QUINN
Holding: 
Affirmed.
Administrator of estate of former, deceased recipient of annuity paid pursuant to Firemen's Pension Fund cannot institute cause of action against Pension Board on behalf of estate to benefit estate's heirs. Deceased widow had been informed, during her lifetime, of her right to pursue claim for increased benefits, and thus no judgment was entered in her favor during her lifetime that could be assigned to her estate. Any statutory right to pursue civil enforcement action does not survive widow's death, as enabling statute does not provide for survival. (HARRIS and SIMON, concurring.)