Annuitants Association


NIU Annuitants Association (NIUAA)

Our association is a local chapter of the State Universities Annuitants Association (SUAA), a growing organization of 15,675 members in 52 chapters.

Both NIUAA and SUAA promote the interests and the welfare of the members of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS). SURS members include present and future retirees as well as their spouses and survivors.

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Pension Reform Legislation

On December 3, 2013 the Illinois House and Senate passed legislation significantly changing the pension benefits of four of the five state pension systems including SURS. On December 5, 2013, Gov. Quinn signed the legislation into law becoming Public Act 98-0599. SUAA is challenging the constitutionality of the Act by filing a lawsuit with a court in Champaign County. If you wish to see updates on pension and health insurance benefits, to learn about the lawsuit, or contribute to the SUAA Legal Fund, go to:

Illinois Elected Officials Contact Information

Governor, Patrick Quinn
Phone: 312-814-212, e-mail through his website:

Attorney General, Lisa Madigan
Phone: 312-814-3000 or 217-782-1090, e-mail through her website:

President of the Senate, John Cullerton
Phone: 217-782-2728 or 773-883-0770, e-mail: or through his website

Speaker of the House, Michael J. Madigan
Phone: 217-782-5350 or 773-581-8000, e-mail:

Senator 35th District, Dave Syverson
District Office: 200 S. Wyman Street, Suite 302, Rockford, IL 61101
Phone: 815-987-7555 or 217-782-5413, e-mail:

Senator 45th District, Tim Bivins
District Office: 629 N. Galena Ave., Dixon, IL 61021
Phone: 815-284-0045 or 217 782-1080

Representative 70th District: Bob Pritchard
District Office: 2600 DeKalb Ave., Suite C, Sycamore, IL 60178
Phone: 815-748-3494 or 217-782-0425, e-mail:

Representative 90th District: Tom Demmer
District Office:  1221 Currency Court, Suite B, Rochelle, IL 61068
Phone: 815-561-3690 or 217-782-0535, e-mail:

To find contact information for other Illinois senators and representatives, go to