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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The Dixon Police Department announces the arrest of Jonathan S. Webb and Nathan W. Holloman, both age 39 and of Dixon, Illinois on Sunday at approximately 6 p.m. On Sunday December 8th, the police department had received calls of multiple burglaries that occurred in the 800 block of North Galena Avenue. During the course of…read more »
Dixon Chamber and Main Street and the Sauk Valley Area Chamber of Commerce present: Creating a Supportive Work Environment for LGBT staff and customers Business owners and human resource personnel will gain valuable information about how to make their environments supportive and friendly to LGBT employees and customers in a workshop sponsored by PFLAG Sauk…read more »
There has been a long time vision for the Dixon River Front that did not end when the current riverfront park was built. Several people, starting with former Mayor Jim Burke, had the idea of a park running almost the length of the shore of the river with the City of Dixon. That vision has…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 »