Docket No. 1-12-2446.

996 N.E.2d 664 (2013)

2013 IL App (1st) 122446

374 Ill. Dec. 969

Patrick J. HOWE, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. The RETIREMENT BOARD OF the FIREMEN'S ANNUITY AND BENEFIT FUND OF CHICAGO, Defendant-Appellee.

Appellate Court of Illinois, First District, First Division.

September 9, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Sugarman & Horwitz, of Chicago ( Stephen B. Horwitz , of counsel), for appellant.

Burke Burns & Pinelli, Ltd., of Chicago ( Mary Patricia Burns and Vincent D. Pinelli , of counsel), for appellee.


Justice DELORT delivered the judgment of the court, with opinion.

¶ 1 From the perspective of the parties, this administrative review case is about whether a Chicago fire department (CFD) employee should receive a disability pension. From our viewpoint, however, the disability issue must wait for another day, because the pension board made several procedural errors which rendered its decision invalid.

¶ 2 Defendant, The Retirement...

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