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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Things can be tough for some families, especially around the holidays. Everyone wants to have their children wake up Christmas morning and have presents under the tree waiting to be opened. The Goodfellows of Lee County have been doing what they can to make sure everyone has a Christmas. On Monday they began their annual…read more »
Tourism has become a vital and important part of the future for the Sauk Valley. The economic impact cannot be denied. This past year, according to Director of the Blackhawk Water Ways Convention and Visitors Bureau Diane Bausman over $170 million tourism dollars were brought to the Sauk Valley. Bausman said the future has challenges…read more »
In recognition of his advocacy on behalf of some of Illinois’ most vulnerable residents, State Representative Tom Demmer (R-Dixon) has been named Legislator of the Year by the Community Behavioral Healthcare Association (CBHA) of Illinois. Demmer was nominated for the award by the staff and administration of Sinnissippi Centers, Inc., a community-based behavioral healthcare system…read more »
Grab your friends and your favorite holiday attire and join others downtown for some holiday fun! The event is called Rum Rum Rudolph. The 8 downtown bars will have drink specials, games, and prizes! All of it may be fun, but, it is also to help out a worthy cause. Sing up your team of…read more »
Lloyd W. Bollman, 74, of Dixon, died Friday, December 07, 2018 at Dixon Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Dixon. He worked 34 years as a school teacher for the Dixon Pubic School System prior to his retirement. Lloyd was also a local farmer in the area for many years. Mr. Bollman was born April 6, 1944…read more »
Dean Oscar Coss, 86, of Dixon, passed away Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon, IL. Dean had many occupations prior to his retirement. He worked for Coss Dairy, ran the Rustic Drive-in, Owner/Operator of Dixon Auction Service, worked as a Deputy for Lee County Sheriff’s Department, a Real Estate salesman,…read more »