McSweeney Pension Abuse Bill Now Law

60010 in Springfield
August 30, 2017

Legislation State Rep. David McSweeney (R-Barrington Hills) sponsored as a response to the Fox Lake scandal involving Lt. Charles Gliniewicz was signed into law on Friday.


House Bill 350, now Public Act 100-0334, prohibits someone from receiving public employee survivor pension benefits if they’re convicted of a felony involving the service of their spouse. In order to withstand potential court challenges, the law applies prospectively.
“This law is a great step in stopping abuses of our pension system,” McSweeney said. “We need to continue to look at ways to save taxpayers money.”

Senator Pam Althoff (R-McHenry) sponsored the bill in the Senate. The law is effective immediately.