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CTPF Trustees begin Office Relocation Negotiation

November 21 – CTPF’s current lease at 203 North LaSalle Street, where it occupies the 26th floor, ends in 2021. CTPF began the process of considering options for renewal or relocation on March  22, 2017, when it issued a Request For Proposal (RFP) for a real estate broker to help evaluate options. Through the competitive RFP process, CTPF selected and engaged CBRE Group, Inc.

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Aloha, Retirement
Planning and research helped Joann D’Addio turn her retirement dream into reality

Do you dream of enjoying your retirement years on an island, but think it is an economically unfeasible dream? Think again, according to former CPS special education teacher, counselor, and CTPF member, Joann D’Addio. When she imagined her retirement, she envisioned a welcoming tropical atmosphere with modern amenities and opportunities to be active. She found all that and more when she retired in 2017 to the Big Island of Hawaii. Aloha, retirement!

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Newly Elected Trustees Installed and Board Organized

November 13, 2018, the CTPF Board of Trustees installed newly elected trustees and organized the Board for 2018-2019.

Newly installed Trustees (pictured left, from left to right) include:

James Cavallero, Jacquelyn Price Ward, and Gervaise Clay elected to represent Teachers; Gail D. Ward reappointed to represent the Board of Education; and Robert F. “Bob” Bures elected to represent Pensioners.

 

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CTPF Trustee Election Recount Results

November 7, 2018, CTPF concluded elections for:

  • Two (2) Teacher Trustees to serve three-year terms ending November 2021
  • One (1) Teacher Trustee to fill a vacancy for a one-year term ending November 2019
  • One (1) Pensioner Trustee to fill a vacancy for a term ending November 2019

PENSIONER TRUSTEE ELECTION UPDATE

Four candidates were certified to run for one open position.​ Robert F. “Bob” Bures received the highest vote total, as certified by Election Services Corporation.

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CTPF Trustee Election Results

November 7, 2018, CTPF concluded elections for:

  • Two (2) Teacher Trustees to serve three-year terms ending November 2021
  • One (1) Teacher Trustee to fill a vacancy for a one-year term ending November 2019
  • One (1) Pensioner Trustee to fill a vacancy for a term ending November 2019

PENSIONER TRUSTEE ELECTION

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Voting for all CTPF Trustee Elections has Ended
Election Results will be Posted November 8, 2018

Voting for all CTPF Trustee Elections ended at 5:00 p.m. (CT) on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Election results will be posted on November 8, 2018. 

CTPF Election Information

The CTPF Election Policy and additional election information can be found on the Election Central Page. 

2018 Certified Candidates

Information about candidates can be found on the Candidate Information Page. 

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The Dog Days of Retirement
Susan Kirshner and her therapy dog share joy and connect with kids

After devoting 31 years to her CPS students, Susan Kirshner retired in 2003. Like so many retirees, she looked forward to traveling and enjoying quality time with her husband, children, and grandchildren. She thought she might also fill her days helping out with her husband’s business. All of that changed when she took her new puppy, Lily, to training school. Lily’s kind nature was obvious to all around her, and the instructor suggested she might want to train Lily to be a therapy dog.

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Pensioner Trustee Election Update

CTPF will hold an election for One (1) Pensioner Trustee to fill a vacancy for a term ending November 2019 (voting October 19-November 7, 2018). The CTPF Election Policy and additional election information can be found on the Election Central Page. 

Candidates

The following Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) members (listed in random order), have met the eligibility criteria and have been certified to run in the Pensioner Trustee 2018 Election for a one-year term:

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CTPF Remains Leader among Pension Funds in Minority, Women and Disabled-Owned Business Enterprise Efforts

October 17, 2018 – The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) announced that it invested $4.5 billion, more than 41.9 percent of total fund assets, with Minority, Women and Disabled-Owned Business Enterprise (MWDBE) firms in fiscal year 2018. This represents a 9.11% increase over 2017 investments. The Fund’s work was highlighted during October 16, 2018, testimony presented to state legislators at an Illinois Senate Committee hearing on Pensions and Investments held in Chicago.

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Born Colored: Reflections from Erin Goseer Mitchell
Author writes a new chapter in retirement

Erin Goseer Mitchell retired from Chicago Public Schools in 1994 after a 38-year career as an educator. The first year of her retirement she spent watching morning TV shows, lounging around, sipping tea, and looking out her living room window. She found purpose helping a sick friend with her chores and doctors’ visits, but after her friend’s death, Erin found that lounging and watching TV were no longer satisfying.

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Dory Domanowski enjoying Iceland during her volunteer experience.

Redefining Retirement: Giving Back Globally

After retiring from CPS in 2007 after a wonderful 17 years of teaching English at Whitney M. Young Magnet High School, Dory Domanowski took some time to sit back and enjoy reading, woodworking, knitting, and spending time with family. She even became a volunteer driver for the Ageing and Disability Resource Center, but wanted to do more. Like many retirees, travel was on her retirement bucket list, but she also wanted to travel with a sense of purpose.

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Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund Submits Ninth Annual Report On Illinois Economic Opportunity Investments
Trustees highlight investment opportunities that contribute to the growth of the Illinois economy

CHICAGO – September 12, 2018 – The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) submitted its ninth annual report on Illinois Economic Opportunity Investments to the Governor and the Illinois General Assembly. As of June 30, 2018, CTPF employed 17 Illinois-based investment managers who managed assets with a market value of $3.3 billion. These assets represented 30.6% of CTPF’s investment portfolio.

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2019 Health Insurance Open Enrollment

Open Enrollment for 2019 CTPF health insurance plans runs from October 1-31, 2018. During this time, eligible CTPF members can join a plan for the first time or change plans. CTPF will offer seminars and webinars with information about plan choices, changes, and costs. Changes made during Open Enrollment become effective January 1, 2019.

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James and Linda Paskiewicz

Redefining Retirement: Real Estate for the Birds

After retiring from CPS in 2006 following more than 30 years of teaching, James Paskiewicz and his wife, Linda (herself a retired teacher from a parochial school), began a second career in small-scale real estate: building and selling birdhouses.

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Bonnie Glassner with some of her works

Redefining Retirement: Discovering a New Medium

For most of her 35-year career with CPS, Bonnie Glassner taught students with disabilities, incorporating visual art work into her lessons whenever possible in order to combine her two loves of teaching and art. Retiring from teaching in 2012 provided more time to focus on her art, so Bonnie began crafting and creating mixed media pieces. This eventually led to her discovery of alcohol ink—an acid-free and highly-pigmented substance that creates vibrantly-colored works—and she knew she had found her medium.