Lt Governor Julianna Stratton and other dignitaries to tour West-Central Illinois on Nov. 16

The Kewanee Life Skills Re-Entry Center gave incarcerated dads the opportunity to spend more time with their kids on Saturday's Day with Dad event in 2019. (Photo Credit, KWQC)

State Representative Dan Swanson announced on Friday that Lt Governor Julianna Stratton and other dignitaries have accepted Rep. Swanson’s invitation to visit and tour several sites in Swanson’s West-Central Illinois district on Tuesday, November 16.

“I am so thankful that Lt Governor Stratton accepted my invitation to make some important stops and visits in West-Central Illinois on Tuesday,” said Swanson. “There are several important bipartisan issues and updates planned and I am thankful the Lt. Governor has so generously offered her time and interest.”

Lt Governor Stratton will be traveling to Rep. Swanson’s district on Tuesday morning prior to a tour of Kewanee Life Skills Reentry Center, visits with several downtown businesses, a tour of Big River Resources corn-based ethanol plant in Galva, and ending with a tour of Bishop Hill State Historic Site before departing after a full day of learning more about the agricultural, tourism and agri-business opportunities West-Central Illinois offers.

“It means so much to me to hear from voices across the great state of Illinois about state issues and opportunities to grow regional economies. This is especially important in downstate rural communities in Illinois,” said Lt Governor Stratton about her upcoming visit. “I cannot wait to spend the day in West-Central Illinois learning about innovation in our corrections system, renewable energy and agribusiness, and tourism gems like Bishop Hill.”

“So many of the issues we work on in Springfield are not the partisan issues you may see in the news,” said Swanson. “There is much common-ground and work to be done to spur growth opportunities throughout Illinois. I cannot wait to show off our communities to Lt Governor Stratton and other state dignitaries who have so generously shared their interest and further committed their time to hear from us.”

74th District residents can learn more about state legislative issues at Representative Swanson’s website at