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Sunday, May 24, 2020
Rep. Hammond Votes No on Democrats’ Partisan, Unbalanced Budget with $6 Billion Deficit, $5 Billion in New Debt

Springfield – Yesterday, State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) voted against the Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) budget package. Rep. Hammond highlighted the budget’s multi-billion dollar deficit and reliance on massive borrowing…


Thursday, May 21, 2020
Rep. Hammond Supports Withdrawal of Gov. Pritzker’s Small Business Penalties, Urges Residents to Remain Vigilant of Future Action on the Issue

Springfield – Yesterday, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced they would withdraw Governor Pritzker’s emergency rule that would have enacted penalties for small businesses who open their doors in…


Monday, May 18, 2020
Rep. Hammond Opposes Gov. Pritzker’s Emergency Rule That Would Fine or Jail Business Owners Who Defy His Executive Orders

Macomb – Late Friday afternoon, Governor J.B. Pritzker quietly filed an emergency rule that would fine or jail business owners who defy his executive orders and open their doors before…


Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Rep. Hammond Urges Gov. Pritzker to Consult General Assembly on Coronavirus Executive Orders, Consider Regional Re-opening

Zoom, IL – State Representatives Norine Hammond (R-Macomb), Dan Ugaste (R-Geneva) and C.D. Davidsmeyer (R-Jacksonville) are urging Governor J.B. Pritzker to consult and work with lawmakers in the General Assembly…


Friday, April 24, 2020
Rep. Hammond Disappointed in Lack of Transparency, Limited Business Re-Opening of Gov. Pritzker’s “Stay at Home” Order Extension

Macomb – Yesterday, Governor J.B. Pritzker announced that he will extend and slightly modify his “Stay at Home” order next week. State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) released the following statement…


Friday, March 27, 2020
Rep. Hammond Highlights New Alphabetized Claim Schedule When Applying for Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Macomb – Yesterday, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) announced changes to the Unemployment Insurance claims process after the Department faced an unprecedented volume of claims as a result…


Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Rep. Hammond Urges Small Businesses and Non-Profits to Submit Information to DCEO Regarding Coronavirus Economic Injury

Macomb – State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) is urging small businesses and non-profits to submit information to the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) concerning how the COVID-19…


Thursday, March 5, 2020
Podcast: Hammond and Ugaste discuss property tax relief legislation

State Reps. Norine Hammond and Dan Ugaste discuss legislation the state can enact to provide Illinoisans with much needed property tax relief.


Monday, March 2, 2020
Rep. Hammond Sends Letter to IDPH Director Requesting Coronavirus Response Plan, State Epidemiologist Hiring Plan

Macomb – Last week, State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb), who serves as the Republican Spokesperson on the House Human Services Committee, sent the following letter to the Director of the…


Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Rep. Hammond’s Perspective on Pending Legislation: February 25, 2020

Friend – This is the latest installment of my legislative e-newsletter where I give updates on legislation, state issues, events our office hosts in District 93, and more. If you…