Monday, September 25, 2023
Rep. Hammond Backed Legislation Expanding Proton Beam Therapy Access Signed Into Law

State Rep. Norine Hammond sponsored legislation this past spring to improve access to Proton Beam therapy for cancer patients. House Bill 2799 requires that health insurance policies provide coverage for…

Monday, July 17, 2023
Hammond Prescription Pick-up Bill Signed Into Law

It will now be easier to pick up prescriptions at your local drug store in Illinois. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation sponsored by Macomb State Representative Norine Hammond last week…

Monday, May 22, 2023
As leaders extend session with budget unfinished, several sweeping last-minute bills surface

Lawmakers won’t finish their spring legislative session by Friday’s scheduled adjournment as negotiations over the state budget remain in flux.  The May 19 end to the General Assembly’s spring session…

Thursday, May 18, 2023
As spring session winds down, Illinois legislators have yet to present a budget

With Friday being the last scheduled day for the spring session at the Illinois Statehouse, lawmakers have yet to reveal a state budget for taxpayers to review.  Last year’s budget was…

Monday, May 15, 2023
Hammond’s Pharmacy Staff Bill Heads to Governor

A law aimed at making it easier to pick up your prescriptions at the pharmacy has passed the Illinois House. WLDS 1180 AM has the story: Under current state law,…

Tuesday, April 25, 2023
Nearly $1B in expected spending on health care for noncitizens adds to state budget pressures

SPRINGFIELD – The state estimates an expansion of state-sponsored health care to individuals who are ineligible for Medicaid based on their citizenship status is expected to cost $990 million in…

Monday, April 24, 2023
Lawmakers say billion dollars estimate for migrants puts strain on Illinois’ health care system

(The Center Square) – Calling it a fiscal emergency, some Republican lawmakers are highlighting the costs of providing taxpayer-funded health care for foreign nationals in Illinois.   Citing a report by…

Thursday, December 27, 2018
253 New Laws Taking Effect January 1, 2019

With the New Year, comes new laws that were passed in the General Assembly and take effect January 1, 2019. Assistant House Minority Leader Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) sponsored or supported…

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
State of State Address Wednesday at Noon

Governor Bruce Rauner will deliver his Annual State of the State Address on January 31 at Noon.  Tune in live by clicking here.

Monday, April 10, 2017
Representative Norine Hammond to serve as Vice Chair of regional legislative committee working on agriculture, natural resource issues

From The Midwestern Office of the Council of State Governments   LOMBARD, IL — Representative Norine Hammond has been appointed to serve as vice-chair of a regional committee of legislators…