Dixon is a city and the county seat of Lee County, Illinois, United States. The population was 15,733 as of the 2010 census, down from 15,941 in 2000. The city is named after founder John Dixon, who operated a rope ferry service across Rock River, which runs through the city. The Illinois General Assembly designated Dixon as “Petunia Capital of Illinois” in 1999 and “The Catfish Capital of Illinois” in 2009.
Dixon is the boyhood home of former U.S. President Ronald Reagan. The city is also the site of the Lincoln Monument State Memorial, marking the spot where Abraham Lincoln joined the Illinois militia at Fort Dixon in 1832 during the Black Hawk War. The memorial is located on the west side of Dixon’s main north-south street, Galena Avenue, (U.S. Highway 52, also Illinois Route 26), north of the Rock River.
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In all of the slasher movies of the day, there always seems to be a monster ready to jump out from behind a tree to scare the kids in the forest. Saturday night the fun was real as the Dixon Park District held their annual Haunted 5K event. This unique run takes place at night…read more »
A two vehicle crash Friday afternoon claimed the life of a Dixon woman. According to Lee County Sheriff’s Department the accident occurred at the intersection of Lowell Park Road and Timber Creek Road around 2pm. Deputies say a vehicle driven by 37 year old Stephanie Hopper of Dixon was northbound on Lowell Park. As Hopper…read more »
On October 11th Lee County Corrections Deputies Nathan Hollinger, Allen Ryan, Ryan Pettenger, and David McGraw, graduated from the Illinois Corrections Officers Academy in Springfield. The Lee County Sheriff’s Department wants to send congratulations to these officers as they will shortly be taking their new training to the new Lee County Jail.read more »
Dixon Park District Executive Director Duane Long said at the most recent Park Board Meeting that they are fed up with it and they are not going to tolerate it any more. What he is referring to is the recent amount of vandalism the park district has received. Long said there had been vandalism at…read more »
Austin Edward Taft, 27, of Dixon, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019, at home in Dixon, IL. He worked for Raynor Garage Door prior to his passing. Austin was born, July 15, 1992, in Kankakee, IL, the son of Andrew and Bridget (Lambert) Taft. He was a member of IBEW Local Union 196 and the…read more »
Marna Mary Flach, 100, of Dixon died October 8, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. Marna was born March 15, 1919, in Mendota, Illinois daughter of Roy and Marie (Leiser) McInturf. She married Rex Joseph Flach on September 15, 1945 in Mendota, Illinois. The church played an important part in Marna’s life. Her strong faith…read more »