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Newspapers
December 18, 2020
IMRF Investments News
Information from the December 2020 meeting.
Newspapers
December 8, 2020
CIO Dhvani Shah to leave IMRF on December 28
An important announcement about IMRF's Chief Investment Officer.
Newspapers
November 13, 2020
IMRF Investments News
Information from the November 2020 meeting.
Newspapers
August 28, 2020
IMRF Investments News
Information from the August 2020 meeting.
Newspapers
July 30, 2020
IMRF Investments News
Information from the July 2020 meeting.
Newspapers
May 29, 2020
IMRF Investments News
Information from the May 2020 meeting.
Newspapers
March 16, 2020
Sunshine Week 2020
The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund spotlights transparency in governmental information during the annual Sunshine Week observance.
Newspapers
February 28, 2020
IMRF Investments News
Information from the February 2020 meeting.
Newspapers
January 11, 2019
Effects of Assumed Rate of Return Reduction on IMRF Employers and Members
In December 2018, the IMRF Board of Trustees reduced the return it assumes it will earn on IMRF’s investment portfolio from 7.5% to 7.25%. This change affects IMRF employers and members in certain ways.
Board Room
December 18, 2018
2018 Executive Trustee Election Results
Sue Stanish, a former IMRF board president, is reelected for another term as a trustee.
Newspapers
December 14, 2018
IMRF Board Reduces Assumed Rate of Return
IMRF Board of Trustees lowered the assumed rate of investment return from 7.5% to 7.25% net of fees.
Newspapers
December 14, 2018
IMRF Investments News
Information from the December 2018 meetings.
Newspapers
November 16, 2018
IMRF Investments News
Information from the November 2018 meetings.
Newspapers
August 24, 2018
IMRF Investments News
Information from the August 2018 meetings.
Newspapers
June 27, 2018
The 13th Payment: IMRF's Unique Benefit
The back story of the 13th payment, a benefit unique to IMRF and often misunderstood, even by the people who receive it.
Newspapers
March 12, 2018
Sunshine Week 2018
Executive Director Brian Collins shares an overview of Sunshine Week and what it means for all of us in Illinois.
Newspapers
March 2, 2018
IMRF Investments News
Information from the February 2018 meetings.
Newspapers
February 23, 2018
IMRF Investments News
Information from the February 2018 meetings.
Newspapers
December 22, 2017
IMRF Investments News
Information from the December 2017 meetings.
Newspapers
December 22, 2017
Incumbent IMRF Trustee Retains Seat
Village of Arlington Heights Finance Director/Treasurer Tom Kuehne re-elected to a five-year term
Newspapers
December 12, 2017
IMRF Achieves Gold Status from ILPEx
Respected statewide public retirement system receives prestigious excellence award.
Newspapers
November 17, 2017
IMRF Investments News
Information from the November 2017 meetings.
Photo of named IMRF Executive Director Brian Collins
November 17, 2017
Memphis CFO named next Executive Director
The IMRF Board of Trustees today announced the hiring of City of Memphis Chief Financial Officer and Director of Finance and Administration Brian Collins as the organization’s next executive director.
Newspapers
October 25, 2017
GFOA Awards IMRF for Excellence
Public finance organization recognizes IMRF for excellence, 43 times
Newspapers
October 17, 2017
National Retirement Security Week 2017
IMRF joins a national weeklong celebration of savings.
Newspapers
August 18, 2017
IMRF Investments News
Information from the August 2017 meetings.
Newspapers
May 22, 2017
May 2017 Minority Commitments
Minority owned, fixed income firms receive $600 million in allocations from IMRF.
Money
May 22, 2017
IMRF Investments News
Updates from meetings held in May 2017.
Newspapers
April 12, 2017
Rate Meetings, Returns, & Retirement
Retiring Executive Director Louis W. Kosiba shares news of positive returns and lower rates to employers statewide.
Money
March 31, 2017
IMRF Investments News
Updates from meetings held in March 2017.
Money
March 31, 2017
$110 Million Minority Commitment
The second-largest pension plan in Illinois commits $110 million to minority owned, private equity firms.
Newspapers
March 10, 2017
IMRF Spotlights Transparency for Members and More
Top-ranked Illinois retirement plan enjoys open communication with active employees, partners, retirees, the general public, and members of the press.
Newspapers
December 27, 2016
Oswego Resident Continues Service on IMRF Board
Incumbent Trustee Alex Wallace will retain his seat on the IMRF Board of Trustees.
Newspapers
December 27, 2016
Chicagoan Re-Elected to Board of Trustees
Incumbent Executive Trustee David Miller retains his seat on the Board of Trustees for the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.
Newspapers
December 16, 2016
December Board Meeting Release
Updates from the December 2016 meetings.
Newspapers
November 18, 2016
November Board Meeting Release
Updates from the November 2016 meetings.
Newspapers
October 10, 2016
Digital Age Brings New Ways to Save
IMRF applauds new interactive technology and savings tools during annual retirement week.
Newspapers
September 9, 2016
IMRF Celebrates 75 Years with Pioneers
Nationally-ranked Illinois retirement plan shares anniversary with its “First Five” groundbreaking partners.
Money
August 26, 2016
IMRF Investments News
Updates from meetings held in August 2016.
Money
July 22, 2016
IMRF Investments News
Updates from meetings held in July 2016.
Money
May 20, 2016
IMRF Investments News
Updates from meetings held in May 2016.
Newspapers
April 18, 2016
Rates Reduced Despite Flat Financials
Information about IMRF's employer contribution rates for 2016.
Newspapers
March 14, 2016
2016 Brings "Standout" Status for IMRF
PLANSPONSOR just named the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund as a "Standout" as part of its 2016 "Awards for Excellence" program.
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March 10, 2016
ILPEx Conference and Awards Ceremony
IMRF employers invited to attend to learn about the Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence.
Newspapers
March 10, 2016
IMRF Celebrates Sunshine Week
Illinois' best-funded public pension plan joins annual effort to promote open government and freedom of information.
Newspapers
March 4, 2016
IMRF Board Reconvenes for 2016
IMRF welcomes a new board member; three re-elected trustees return.
IMRF in the Top 50
February 29, 2016
IMRF Hits Top 50
The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund moves into the top five percent of retirement plans in the U.S.
Hilda Marshall
December 10, 2015
IMRF Honors “Volunteer of the Year” with $1,000 Donation
IMRF thanks some worthy volunteers with a special breakfast and a $1K staff donation to one honoree’s preferred service organization.
Newspapers
December 2, 2015
IMRF Honors Carpentersville Retiree's Unlimited Service
Seventh volunteer to be honored by IMRF in 2015
Newspapers
November 20, 2015
IMRF Investments News
The Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Board of Trustees today approved three new real estate commitments, subject to satisfactory legal due diligence.
Newspapers
November 17, 2015
IMRF Honors South Elgin Member's Aid To Survivor Families
Sixth of seven volunteers to be honored by IMRF during 2015
Newspapers
October 29, 2015
IMRF Honors Vermilion County Retiree's Therapeutic Healing Approach
Fifth of seven volunteers to be honored by IMRF during 2015
Newspapers
September 29, 2015
IMRF Honors Lake Zurich Retiree's Dedication To The Environment
Fourth of seven volunteers to be honored by IMRF during 2015
Newspapers
August 17, 2015
IMRF Honors Carterville Retiree's Commitment to Volunteerism
Third of seven volunteers to be honored by IMRF during 2015
Newspapers
June 30, 2015
IMRF Honors Matteson Resident's Commitment to Volunteerism
Second of seven volunteers to be honored by IMRF during 2015
Newspapers
June 8, 2015
IMRF Honors Rockford Retiree's Commitment to Volunteerism
First of seven volunteers to be honored by IMRF during 2015
Money
May 29, 2015
IMRF commits $200 million to U.S. Value-Add Real Estate
The IMRF Board of Trustees approved four new commitments to U.S. value-added real estate, subject to satisfactory legal due diligence.
Employer Rates Going Down
April 7, 2015
Employer Contribution Rates to Decrease
The average employer contribution rate for the IMRF Regular Plan will fall from 12.58 percent of payroll in 2014 to 11.72 percent of payroll in 2015.
Newspapers
March 23, 2015
IMRF Executive Director Appointed to the ILPEx Board of Trustees
IMRF Executive Director Louis W. Kosiba was appointed to the Illinois Performance Excellence (ILPEx) Board of Trustees. His three-year term begins March 26, 2015.
Newspapers
February 17, 2015
IMRF launches new website corporate brand
IMRF – the best-funded statewide public pension in Illinois – launched a new and improved website and corporate brand earlier this month.
Newspapers
February 3, 2015
Natalie Copper Re-Elected to IMRF Board
Former IMRF Board President Natalie Copper was re-elected to her second term as an IMRF Employee Trustee.
Newspapers
February 3, 2015
David Miller Elected to IMRF Board
North Shore Sanitary District official David C. Miller was elected to the IMRF Board as an executive trustee.
Newspapers
January 31, 2015
New Website Announcement
In February 2015, IMRF—the best-funded statewide public pension in Illinois—is launching the new and improved IMRF website. Drawing from customer surveys and focus groups, IMRF designed the new website with the needs of IMRF members, retirees, participating employers, and the general public in mind. The website will feature an attractive, modern look and feel—including a new logo and color scheme—that reflect IMRF’s status as a national leader in the public pension industry.
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December 5, 2014
IMRF Awarded 2014 Silver Award from Illinois Performance Excellence
Illinois Performance Excellence announces Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund of Oak Brook, IL is a recipient of the 2014 Silver Award.