Rep. Norine Hammond thanked Illinois State Police Director Leo Schmitz and Troopers from District 14 & 20 at their Annual Christmas celebration and awards on Dec. 9th.



MACOMB –State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) joined with public officials statewide on Tuesday in getting the word out that license plate renewal reminders will no longer be sent to Illinois motorists due to cost-savings measures taken due to the lack of a state budget for the new fiscal year.

Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White announced on Monday that his office will no longer send out vehicle registration renewal reminder notices because of the budget impasse.  As a courtesy, notices are sent to vehicles owners several weeks before their vehicle registration is due, however this reminder practice will be discontinued immediately as a cost-saving measure. Vehicle owners may still get notices by e-mail if they register online at cyberdriveillinois.com and all vehicle owners are still able to renew their registration by visiting a nearby driver’s license facility.

“Many vehicle owners have grown accustomed to receiving these reminders to renew their registration.  Because of this budget crisis, I encourage everyone to set a reminder on their personal calendars to renew their registration before it’s due,” said Rep. Hammond on Tuesday. 

Hammond encouraged residents of the 93rd district to contact her with questions or concerns on this or any other state issue. Hammond’s Macomb district office can be contacted at (309) 836-2707 and she can be reached via e-mail at rephammond@macomb.com. Constituents can also visit her legislative website at www.norinehammond.org to sign up for her electronic newsletter.

Hammond represents all or part of Brown, Cass, Fulton, Knox, Mason, McDonough, Schuyler and Warren counties.
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MACOMB, IL SEPTEMBER 21, 2015 —McDonough County Veterans Assistance Commission won an AT&T “Investing in Illinois Award” for its non-profit work to help people in Illinois. McDonough County Veterans Assistance Commission will receive $2,000 from AT&T to be used for the financial assistance, transportation, and employment opportunities for the Veterans of McDonough County.

“There are great non-profit organizations improving lives in Illinois. By supporting these organizations, we’re strengthening the communities we serve,” said Chris Warwick, external affairs manager, AT&T.

Representative Norine Hammond nominated the McDonough County Veterans Assistance Commission for the recognition from AT&T Illinois. The AT&T “Investing in Illinois Awards” provide resources and recognition to organizations and programs that improve lives in their communities and the state.

They’re advancing education, economic growth, new technologies and other essential community
services.

The company also highlighted Digital You, its new resource to help tech beginners of all ages. It helps them with the basics of using a smartphone or tablet, keeping online information private and secure. It also helps users with disabilities activate accessibility features through training resources and tip sheets.

Digital You offers Digital Compass™, a free interactive game developed by Common Sense, to teach
6- 9th graders about the real-world impact of their online choices.

For more information on the resources available, check out digitalyou.att.com.
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MACOMB –State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) announces her legislation that would require the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) to review their rules for grandparent visitation and continue to review and update their rules allowing for grandparent visitation every five years thereafter was signed by the Governor on Tuesday afternoon.

Under the provisions of the new law, DCFS will be required to update their rules granting visitation privileges to a non-custodial grandparent of a child who is in the care and custody of the Department within six months of the bill becoming law and every five years thereafter.  “We know that there are many grandparents that would like the ability to visit their grandchildren who are in the care of DCFS.  This common-sense bill would allow these grandparents that opportunity,” said Rep. Hammond from Springfield on Wednesday.

Rep. Hammond went on to say, “it is critically important for these children to maintain familial connections with their grandparents when appropriate.  We know when appropriate, grandparents should have the opportunity to play an intricate role in their grandchildren’s lives.  This bill simply requires DCFS to be cognizant of that benefit to the child and arrange for visitations that benefit the child.”

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MACOMB –State Representative Norine Hammond (R-Macomb) announces her legislation to increase information on diabetes and cardiovascular complications available to health care consumers in Illinois was signed by Governor Rauner on Monday.

Under current law, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is required to publish risk-adjusted mortality rates for each hospital in Illinois based on information the hospitals already report pursuant to public health reporting laws.  This Hospital Report Card gives consumers access to information about the quality and safety of health care provided in Illinois hospitals.  Hammond’s legislation adds additional public reporting on diabetes and cardiovascular complications, which are relevant to patient safety.

“Diabetes and cardiovascular complications is the number one driver of health care costs in the nation.  By including these health issues in these reports, we will allow consumers to make better health care choices,” said Rep. Hammond.

Hammond encouraged residents of the 93rd district to contact her with questions or concerns on this or any other state issue. Hammond’s Macomb district office can be contacted at (309) 836-2707 and she can be reached via e-mail at rephammond@macomb.com. Constituents can also visit her legislative website at www.norinehammond.org to sign up for her electronic newsletter.

Hammond represents all or part of Brown, Cass, Fulton, Knox, Mason, McDonough, Schuyler and Warren counties.
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