ASHKUM – Illinois State Police arrested the Button Township supervisor on charges related to his position in Ford County.
52-year-old Dean Swan was arrested for violations of the Public Officer Prohibited Activities Act, a Class 4 Felony, and Official Misconduct, a Class 3 felony. Swan also is secretary of the Paxton-Buckley-Loda Board of Education.
He is accused of not disclosing his financial relationship with businesses hired to complete work for Button Township and the PBL School District.
Swan was transported to the Ford County Jail. During a court appearance Saturday, bond was set at $3,000. He posted the required 10 percent and was released.