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Ken Sarni

A Meeting of the Illinois Police Officers’ Pension Investment Fund – November 5, 2020
Source: IPOPIF

NOTICE: A MEETING OF THE ILLINOIS POLICE OFFICERS’ PENSION INVESTMENT FUND – Audit Committee

To be held on Friday, November 5, 2020 at 11:00am.

You can view the agenda by clicking  IPOPIF Audit Committee Agenda

Zoom Digital Platform

ZOOM Invite: Public invited through telephone, see agenda for details.

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Grant Program for Dependents of Police or Fire Officers
Source: Illinois Student Assistance Commission.

Program Description

If you are the spouse or child of an Illinois police or fire officer who was killed or became at least 90 percent disabled in the line of duty, you may be eligible for the Grant Program for Dependents of Police or Fire Officers. This grant provides assistance toward college tuition and mandatory fees* for undergraduate or graduate study at an ISAC-approved Illinois college. You may receive assistance for a maximum of the equivalent of four academic years (eight semesters or 12 quarters) of full-time enrollment. You do not need to be an Illinois resident at the time of enrollment to receive this grant.

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Election of Officers’ for the Illinois Police Officers’ Pension Investment Fund
Source: IPPFA

NOTICE: Election of Officers’ for the ILLINOIS POLICE OFFICERS’ PENSION INVESTMENT FUND

IPPFA endorses the following candidates for the Police Officers’ Pension Investment Fund:

       

                                                  

Lee Catavu, Aurora Police Department

I have been a police officer since 2004 and currently serve as an Aurora police officer.  I have had experience as a detective and field training officer.  I also serve as Secretary of the Aurora Police Pension Fund, which is the largest Article 3 fund in the State, with a quarter of a billion dollars in assets.  In addition I am the President of the union representing the Aurora police officers.  I have dedicated my professional career to looking out for the best interests of the brave men and women who go out everyday and put their necks on the line.  I have several ideas to ensure a proper and ethical administration of our funds for the benefit of us, and our families.  I invite any of you to contact me directly at PRESIDENT@AURORAAPPO.ORG if I can be of any assistance to you.  I will always make myself available to you and humbly ask for your vote in the upcoming election for active trustee of our pension investment fund board.  Thank you for your service.

 

Shawn Curry, Peoria Police Department

I began my police career in 1996 with the Woodford County Sheriff’s Department.  While at the Sheriff’s Department, I worked corrections, court security, and patrol.  In 2003, I was named Deputy of the Year.  I also served as Treasurer of FOP Lodge # 228 for six years.   In 2004, I started with the Peoria Police Dept.  Most of my time in Peoria has been spent being assigned to the Criminal Investigations-Violent Crime Unit. I served on the Peoria Police Benevolent Unit #27 executive board before being elected to the Peoria Police Pension Fund where I currently serve as President. I have served on the Peoria Police Pension Fund for the past 11 years.  I have also served as Chair of the Peoria Police PAC Committee, VP of the Illinois Public Pension Fund Association, Legislative Chair for the IPPFA, and Chair of the IPOPIF Transition Board.  I wrote the Public Safety Suicide Prevention Act and I am a Saving Blue Lives Instructor.  I have been honored with 5 Distinguished Service Awards, was selected as the Peoria Police Officer of the Year in 2010 and received the Peoria Police Meritorious Service Award in 2018.  I was selected as the IPPFA Person of the Year in 2019 for my work on Officer Mental Health and Awareness efforts.  If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at 309-231-3945.

 

Paul Swanlund, Bloomington Police Department

I was hired by the Bloomington Police Department in 2003 and worked in the Patrol Division for 13 years.  In 2016, I was selected to be a part of the Detective Division and was primarily assigned Financial Crimes cases.  In October of 2019, I was assigned to the Digital Forensics Unit where the primary focus is on cell phone and computer forensics.  I have had the privilege of serving on our department’s Pension Board since 2014 and currently serve as President of this board.  I also serve on our Union’s Grievance Committee.  I have been the recipient of numerous Letters of Commendation and a Unit Citation.  If elected to this board, my goal will be to make sure the best companies and people are hired to maximize the returns on our investments and to keep state politics out of that decision making process.  I can be reached at 309-275-7973 if you have any questions or concerns you would like to address directly with me.

 

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A Meeting of the Illinois Police Officers’ Pension Investment Fund – October 9, 2020
Source: IPOPIF

NOTICE: A MEETING OF THE ILLINOIS POLICE OFFICERS’ PENSION INVESTMENT FUND

To be held on Friday, October 9, 2020 at 9:00am.

You can view the agenda by clicking  IPOPIF Board Meeting Agenda

Zoom Digital Platform

ZOOM Invite: Public invited through telephone, see agenda for details.

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A Meeting of the Illinois Police Officers’ Pension Investment Fund – September 28, 2020
Source: IPOPIF

NOTICE: A MEETING OF THE ILLINOIS POLICE OFFICERS’ PENSION INVESTMENT FUND

To be held on Friday, September 28, 2020 at 11:00am.

You can view the agenda by clicking  IPOPIF Audit Committee Agenda

Zoom Digital Platform

ZOOM Invite: Public invited through telephone, see agenda for details.

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12 States That Won’t Tax Your Retirement Distributions
Source: AARP

One of the biggest items on your retirement budget is taxes. If you’re thinking of moving somewhere else, consider one of the 12 states that don’t tax distributions from pensions or defined contribution plans such as 401(k) plans.

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RFPs: Public Accounting/Consulting Services for FPIF
Source: FPIF

NOTICE: Firefighters’ Pension Investment Fund is seeking RFPs for Public Accounting/Consulting Services.

The Illinois Firefighters’ Pension Investment Fund (FPIF) is soliciting proposals from certified public accounting/consulting firms qualified to serve as an audit/accounting/information technology consultant for FPIF’s defined benefit plan.

Starting on September 8, 2020, the RFP can be found on FPIF’s website:
https://ifpif.org/employment-procurement/

Proposals must be submitted by 3:00 p.m. CDT on September 25, 2020 to:
Illinois Firefighters’ Pension Investment Fund
David Zaloga, Chief Financial Officer – dzaloga@ifpif.org
AND information@ifpif.org

 

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A Meeting of the Illinois Police Officers’ Pension Investment Fund – September 11, 2020
Source: IPOPIF

NOTICE: A MEETING OF THE ILLINOIS POLICE OFFICERS’ PENSION INVESTMENT FUND

To be held on Friday, September 11, 2020 at 9:00am.

You can view the agenda by clicking  IPOPIF Board Meeting Agenda

Zoom Digital Platform

ZOOM Invite: Public invited through telephone, see agenda for details.

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A Meeting of the Illinois Police Officers’ Pension Investment Fund – August 28, 2020
Source: IPOPIF

NOTICE: A MEETING OF THE ILLINOIS POLICE OFFICERS’ PENSION INVESTMENT FUND – Special Meeting

To be held on Friday, August 28, 2020 at 9:00am.

You can view the agenda by clicking  IPOPIF Special Board Meeting Agenda

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ZOOM Invite: Public invited through telephone, see agenda for details.

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The Status of Local Government Pension Plans in the Midst of COVID-19
Source: Center for Retirement Research

The update’s key findings are:

  • Despite the recent market recovery, during fiscal year 2020, local government pension plans will see virtually no change in their average funded ratio.
  • And, going forward, the strains on government finances due to the recession could make it harder for localities to pay their required pension contributions.
  • But projections show that local plans are quite sustainable on a cash-flow basis. Most can pay benefits indefinitely at their current contribution levels.
  • The only exceptions are the very worst-funded plans, which face the real risk of exhausting their assets.

 

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