Sunday, May 26, 2024
General Assembly declares “Illinois Bacon Day”

State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) presented Senate Joint Resolution 50 in the Illinois House, declaring May 1, 2024, as “Illinois Bacon Day.” A fifth-generation family farmer from Henry County, Swanson…

Saturday, May 25, 2024
VIDEO: Rep. Swanson presents Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month resolution

State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) spoke about House Resolution 706, which declares August 2024 as Spinal Muscular Atrophy Awareness Month and encourages continuing research on spinal muscular atrophy and community…

Saturday, May 25, 2024
Rep. Swanson speaks on Lyme Disease Awareness Month

State Representative Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) presented House Resolution 705, declaring May 2024 as Lyme Disease Awareness Month in the State of Illinois, and called upon the federal government to allocate…

Friday, May 24, 2024
Representative Dan Swanson’s May 24 Capitol News Update

Inside: End of session quickly approaching Tonight we are in the midst of what was supposed to be the final evening of this year’s session in Springfield. Session days have…

Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Reps. Swanson and Weaver speak up for local historic sites

SPRINGFIELD – State Representatives Dan Swanson (R-Alpha) and Travis Weaver (R-Edwards) spoke out recently to call for the state to commit funding to better maintain historic sites in northwestern Illinois….

Monday, May 20, 2024
Meeting with Future Leaders of the Illinois pork industry

Last week I had the chance to sit down with Future Leaders from the pork industry, as well as representatives from the Illinois Department of Agriculture and the Illinois Pork…

Friday, May 17, 2024
Representative Dan Swanson’s May 17 Capitol News Update

Inside: Revenue estimate shows state with $52.1 billion available The Illinois state Constitution requires the General Assembly to enact a balanced budget every year. Another state law requires us to…

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
Twelve new Second Lieutenants commissioned

This weekend the U. S. Army and Illinois Army National Guard added 12 Second Lieutenants during a ceremony for the ROTC Leatherneck Battalion at Western Illinois University. These young men…

Monday, May 13, 2024
STEM Day at the Capitol

STEM, (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) was the topic of the day at the Capitol recently. Many schools, to include AlWood and Knoxville, were on hand to showcase STEM projects…

Sunday, May 12, 2024
Happy Mother’s Day