Welcome to Your HCAA Website!

The August 2017 legislate update is now available! Read it here.

Tier III Pension Reform Update (July 2017):
View questions and answers here about the new tier (Tier III) in the pension system. Learn who is affected, who has an option to change tiers, and what this new tier offers.

HCAA has now confirmed that FREE RAVINIA lawn tickets are available for HCAA members, friends and family (on a first come basis, by RSVP) for two 2017 summer shows:

  • Sunday, August 13 at 5:00 pm (gates open at 3:00 pm): Chicago Symphony Orchestra performs A Tribute to Ira Gershwin. Enjoy Gershwin’s memorable scores for Broadway and Hollywood. Find more performance information here.
  • Friday, September 8, 8:00 pm (gates open at 5:00 pm): Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. (As Frankie Valli sang: “This is just too good to be true; can’t take my eyes off it.”)  Find more performance information here.

These lawn-seat tickets make for a wonderful festival experience, to be celebrated with your Harper colleagues. IMPORTANT: You must call or email Diane Kinn or Jeanne Pankanin by Wednesday, August 9 for Gershwin, or by Sunday, September 3 for Frankie Valli, to let us know that you want to attend this performance.  (Contact info below.)  Limited quantity available – first come with requests! You, your spouse, and any guests of yours will be able to use these tickets – please just request how many you will actually use. An HCAA representative (Diane, Jeanne or a designated host) will be distributing these tickets to you at the WEST GATE (near the Festival’s main Box Office) as you come into the park, in front of the box office, for you and your guests.  Ticket pickup time is 3pm – 3:30pm for Gershwin; 5:00 pm – 5:30 pm for Frankie Valli. You CANNOT pick up these tickets at the box office. When you call, please be sure to provide your cellphone # when requesting these tickets in advance from Diane (diane.harper@gmail.com) or Jeanne (jeanne.harperfriend@gmail.com), to facilitate communication on the day of show.

The latest news about Harper College’s 50th Anniversary Celebration is now available! Please read more here.


This site has been created to help you:

  • locate understandable assessments of what is happening in Springfield with regard to your pensions
  • get to know HCAA members
  • keep track of HCAA social and business events via an online calendar
  • learn “hot off the press” information that will keep you up to date on information that may affect your retirement

We hope you enjoy your visits here and find the information useful.



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