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 Park District is getting ready for a ghoulish amount of fun for the Annual Haunted 5K event. It will be held at Lowell Park. This is not your average 5K because the course will make its way through the wooded area of Lowell Park at night. Not only will there be the spooky…read more »
The Dixon City Council Monday evening made it clear something needs to be done concerning animals being kept within the city limits. However, the speed of the moves and what exactly needs to be done is still a question left unanswered. During the Monday evening meeting the council heard from Keley Thies who at his…read more »
Awards were presented to six regionally based artists at the Pencil & Paint Exhibition Awards Reception, October 13. Judge Dennis De Langhe recognized Ellen Mumford of Dixon with Best of Show for her watercolor “Watching Over”; 1st went to Beverly Broyles (Rockford) for “Perkins Cove”; 2nd to Paula Kuehl (McHenry) for her pencil piece “Apollo”;…read more »
For some people getting 2 out of 3 might not be bad, however, Lee County Sheriff John Simonton said he was very disappointed by not getting all three. This had to deal with the Law Enforcement Regulations Ordinance he and the State’s Attorney’s Office has been trying to get passed for the last 4-5 months.…read more »
Mary Lucille Nepil, age 98, of Dixon, died Sunday, October 14, 2018, at Dixon Healthcare Center. She was born July 12, 1920, in Dixon, the daughter of John and Katherine (Haley) James. Mary had worked for Commonwealth Edison in Dixon for over 40 years. She was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and Dixon…read more »
Debby Smith, age 64, of Dixon, died Monday, October 15, 2018, at KSB Hospital in Dixon. She was born in Greenville, MS, June 9, 1954, the daughter of Richard and Thelma Bernice (Hunt) Schafer. She had worked for Borg Warner. Debby was a member of Wesley United Methodist Church in Sterling. She married Randy Smith…read more »