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Redefining Retirement – Life Takes Center Stage in Retirement
Meet Karon Stewart

When the Chicago Bulls’ special half-time dancers, the Swingin’ Seniors take center court at the United Center to entertain guests, it doesn’t matter that the performer is a former CPS math teacher, CTPF member, mom to two sets of twins and a son, a grandma, and the oldest PhD candidate at Illinois State University. Karon Stewart makes her retirement add up by doing what she loves and the crowd cheers her on.


CTPF is Hiring

Looking for a new job? Consider joining our talented team at the Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund. Our Chicago-based group is looking for qualified candidates with a variety of abilities and skills, and we have multiple positions available. 

CTPF is an Equal Opportunity Employer which offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Find a complete list of job opportunities here.  


Don’t Delay Register for 2019 Retirement Seminar Today
Members considering retirement in June 2019 are encouraged to attend

CTPF members considering retirement in 2019 are invited to join CTPF at one of the two remaining 2019 Retirement Seminars.

April 16, 2019
Whitney Young Magnet High School
211 South Laflin Street
Chicago, IL 60607
9:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. 

Registration is required and seating is limited. Free parking is available. 


Employer Contribution Reporting Online
Monthly Report Details Employers with Late Contributions

Each month, Employers remit employee pension contributions to CTPF. Illinois law requires that these contributions be made within a certain time period. If the Employer does not send the funds within the required time, penalties may be assessed.

Recognizing the importance of informing members of Employers who are late in making their employee contributions, the Board directed CTPF staff to publish delinquent employers monthly.

Redefining Retirement

Redefining Retirement – Juggling the Demands of Retirement
Meet Juggler Barry Rapoport

After 24 years of teaching English, English as a Second Language (ESL), and working with the hearing impaired, Barry Rapoport gave up juggling the workload and demands of being a Chicago Public School high school teacher to spend more time juggling (literally). He will juggle with just about any item but is especially interested in perfecting his skill at juggling while solving a Rubik’s Cube.


Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund Joins Leading Institutional Investors to Urge Securities & Exchange Commission to Take Action to Strengthen Fiduciary Protections for Investors in the Private Equity Market
Board of Trustees approves ILPA letter to SEC

March 12 (Chicago, IL) – The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to support weighing in on the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission’s (SEC) ongoing effort to issue a comprehensive interpretation of the fiduciary duties that investment advisers owe to their clients. CTPF has joined nearly three dozen leading institutional investors by signing on to a letter from the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA).

Redefining Retirement

Redefining Retirement – Be True to What You Love
Meet Artist Turtel Onli

For 22 years, Turtel Onli, a working artist, taught art and coached sports in eight different Chicago Public Schools (CPS). He fully appreciated and seized the opportunity to teach, took great pride in the relationships he built with his colleagues and students, and pushed to raise awareness of the visual arts in CPS throughout the City of Chicago. His students often described him as “more of a mentor than a teacher.”


CTPF Meeting Materials Available on BoardDocs Meeting Management System
New system offers the public easy access to meeting agendas and information

CTPF has deployed a cloud-based system for providing access to public meeting agendas and information.

Materials for the 9:30 a.m., February 21, 2019, Board of Trustees meeting are available through the BoardDocs portal. Information is posted in accordance with the Open Meetings Act.


CTPF Trustee Election Information
2019 Notice of Election Posted at Election Central

The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) is governed by a 12-member Board of Trustees. Trustees include six trustees elected by the active teacher membership, one trustee elected by the active principals and administrators, three trustees elected by the retired membership, and two trustees appointed by the Board of Education.

CTPF will hold three elections in 2019: