The State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA) is an Illinois organization for participants in the State Universities Retirement System (SURS). SUAA-UIUC is the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Chapter, one of multiple chapters located on Illinois Public University and Community College campuses. Use www.suaa.org and this web site to learn of our advocacy activities with the Illinois Legislature and other services for our members - current employees, retirees, their spouses and their survivors.
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Old-style University I-cards (white) expired Feb. 1, 2019 Our benefits page tells you how to get a new card.

Legislative Information
On May 8, 2015, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled Public Act 98-599 (Pension Reform) unconstitutional in its entirety. Once again, the state legislature will be under pressure to enact reforms that contain the costs of future pension obligations. Key issues of concern to our membership are summarized in the:

2018-19 SUAA-UIUC Legislative Principles, Successes and Fact Sheet

Executive Committee Meetings
The Executive Committee meets at Clark-Lindsey Village, 101 W Windsor, Urbana, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM, the second Wednesday of each month, except for January and July, when meetings are held only if needed. Meeting dates for the next few months are posted under Events. Minutes are posted after approval at the following meeting.

Executive Committee minutes are available on our Minutes page.


Fall-Winter, 2018
The Fall 2018 The Annuitant newsletter is available here
The Winter 2018-19 Region 3 Newsletter  is available here Previous editions are available on the Newsletters page.

Coming soon - Spring chapter meeting!

Sunday, April 28, 2019 1:30-4:00
I-Hotel: 1900 S. 1st Street, Champaign, IL

Headlining the program is a panel of local state legislators - State Senator Scott Bennett, State Representative Dan Caulkins, and State Senator Chapin Rose who will discuss emerging legislative issues important to current employees and annuitants. Also on the agenda -- preliminary results from our recent survey and election of officers.
See candidate bios here
Social time with refreshments starts at 1:30, program begins at 2:00. Open to the public; of special interest to employees and annuitants in the SURS system and their families.

The Unraveling of Illinois:

What or who got us into this mess?

Kent Redfield, who sits on the SUAA-Action Board of Directors representing UI-Springfield, prepared this very informative white paper. This is highly recommended reading for anyone who wants to understand state pension issues in Illinois. In addition to presenting the constitutional, legistlative, and political background, Professor Emeritus Redfield provides a comprehensive bibiliography for further exploration of the issues.
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