Friday, September 22, 2023
Illinois Families Face Growing Consumer Credit Debt

Total consumer debt increased by seven percent from 2021-2022, rising from $15.31 trillion to $16.38 trillion. Auto loans, credit cards, mortgages and personal loans saw the largest increases on a percentage basis….

Thursday, September 21, 2023
Free Car Seat Checks Offered During Child Passenger Safety Week

A properly installed car seat can save your child’s life. Make sure your child is in the right seat for their age and size by checking with a certified child…

Tuesday, September 19, 2023
The Caucus Blog: The Decline of Horse Racing in Illinois

Only two horse racing tracks remain in Illinois, one in western Chicago in Stickney and the other in the Metro East in Collinsville. Three horse racing tracks have closed within the last…

Sunday, September 17, 2023
Celebrating Constitution Day and Citizenship Day

Today we commemorate the signing of the United States Constitution in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787. The Constitution defined the framework for our federal government, uniting citizens as members of…

Friday, September 15, 2023
As Harvest Season Begins, Be Careful on the Roads

Harvest season is here. Remember to watch for large equipment, be patient, and give our farmers plenty of room on the roadways in the coming weeks and months. Wishing all…

Thursday, September 14, 2023
Parks and Trails a Key Element to Quality of Life

Well-designed parks and trails are valued parts of the environment. They can promote physical activity and community engagement while providing environmental and mental health benefits. Parks can also help reduce…

Thursday, September 7, 2023
Peak Fall Foliage Viewing Likely to be Shortened This Year

If you are planning a trip to view fall foliage this year, be aware that peak viewing times could be cut in half due to dry conditions. Learn more here.

Wednesday, August 30, 2023
Illinois Republicans Continue Push for Ethics Reforms in State Government

If we want to stamp out corruption in Illinois, then elected officials need to be held accountable for bad behavior long before it becomes criminal. It’s time to give Illinoisans…

Friday, January 27, 2023
Hammond & Elik named heads of Illinois House Republican budget team

House Republican Leader Tony McCombie (89th District- Savanna) announced the House Republican’s budget team on Friday, naming Deputy Leader Norine Hammond (94th District- Macomb) as Chief Budgeteer for the caucus…

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…