Arlington Heights Police Pension Fund v. Pritzker

Illinois Supreme Court
Civil Court
Illinois Pension Code
Case Number: 
2024 IL 129471
Decision Date: 
Friday, January 19, 2024

Plaintiffs filed a complaint alleging that amended portions of the Illinois Pension Code violated the pension protection clause contained in article XIII, section 5 of the Illinois Constitution. The circuit court granted summary judgment in favor of the defendants and the appellate court affirmed. The supreme court also affirmed, finding that plaintiffs had failed to identify any property right under the law that was impacted by the 2020 amendment to the Pension Code because the amendment merely changed how local fund assets were management and that it was undisputed that the pension payments plaintiffs were entitled to receive were not impacted by the amendments. (NEVILLE, OVERSTREET, HOLDER WHITE, CUNNINGHAM, ROCHFORD, and O’BRIEN, concurring)