The Dixon Arch

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.

Attribution: Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixon,_Illinois

Dixon News

Petunia Fest court 2019

Royal Court for 55th Petunia Festival Named

The Royal Court for the 55th Petunia Festival has been chosen.  Each of the students who applied for the court had to go through a rigorous process and interview.  Finally this past weekend the crowning moment arrived and the court was named. This years court will be Pinky Petunia: Julia Heller Male Attendant: Collin Fassler…read more »

Lee County Board

Lee County Board Leaves the Bride at the Altar

Lee County is in need of new revenue; however, some on the Lee County Board feels the actions of the board Tuesday night sent a negative message. The board met for their monthly meeting and they had several issues on the agenda.  One issue looked harmless enough; however, it turned out to be the most…read more »

Dixon Obituaries


Sandra K. Zulauf

Sandra K. Zulauf, 78, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Avonlea Cottage of Dixon. Sandra was born June 4, 1940 in Davenport, IA, the daughter of Lyle and Arlene (Cumming) Rieger. She married Billie M. Zulauf on October 5, 1957 on Sterling, he preceded her in death on December 18, 1996. Survivors include one daughter,…read more »


Martha Christina Boles

Martha Christina Boles, age 82 of Dixon, Illinois, passed away peacefully at home on April 6th 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Rollo and Grace Trower on May 16, 1936 in Winchester, Kansas. Martha was raised in Atchison, Kansas where she attended Atchison High School before completing training to become…read more »

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