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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Why is it a good idea to live in Dixon? That was the discussion and presentation presented to the Dixon City Council this past Monday from the Blackhawk Hills organization. The group took a look at the pro and con of Dixon and focused on aspects of needed attention as it moves into the future.…read more »
The tradition of a red lit Christmas Wreath hanging over the doors of the Dixon City and Dixon Rural Fire Departments continued Thursday. For the past 26 years both departments have participated in the Keep the Wreath Red Campaign. In the center of the wreath is a red bulb and as long as that bulb…read more »
The Dixon Municipal Band under the direction of Jon James will present its annual Christmas Concert on Saturday December 7 at 7:00 PM. The concert will be held at the Historic Dixon Theatre and admission is free. Expect to hear your traditional Holiday favorites such as Silver Bells, The Nutcracker Suite, The Most Wonderful Time…read more »
The Academy at Sauk Valley Community College (SVCC) is currently accepting applications from area high school juniors for fall 2020 classes. Applications and all supporting documents are accepted online at svcc.edu/academy and are due by midnight on Sunday, February 2, 2020. The Academy at SVCC provides high performing high school seniors access to the college…read more »
Lisa A. Miller, age 55 of Dixon passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2019. Lisa was born, June 13, 1964 in Sterling, Illinois and is the daughter of James and Linda Miller. Lisa attended Dixon Schools and lived in Dixon most of her life. Lisa had the most infectious laugh of us all, and one…read more »
Robert K. Bellini, 86, of Dixon, died December 3, 2019 at KSB Hospital, Dixon. Robert was born September 12, 1933 in Rock Falls the son of Fiare and Thelma (Jones) Bellini. He served in the US Navy from 1950-1954 during the Korean War on the USS Hopewell DD681 Destroyer, Division 135. He was employed as…read more »