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 School Board spent hours upon hours Wednesday evening dealing with the topic of how to move forward and pay the additional cost for the school repairs needed. The first look at the situation came from Grounds and Maintenance Director Kevin Schultz and the architects and project managers. They presented their plan of moving…read more »
The final piece of the river front puzzle in Dixon has always been the pedestrian bridge crossing the Rock River over the abandoned railroad piers. City Manager Dan Langloss and his staff was hoping for success to get the funds to do the project through a BUILD Grant. Build stands for Better Utilizing Investment to…read more »
Some folks love the Christmas season with its bright lights, music and buying gifts for family and friends. Others hate the holiday, mostly for the same reasons. Then there are those who would like to have the chance to experience a Christmas at all. For those without a home it can be a trying and…read more »
The Dixon City Council is set to hold a special council meeting on Thursday, December 13th at 5:30 p.m. at Dixon City Hall. City Manager Danny Langloss says he and his team have done an extensive analysis of the police and fire pension funds and will be presenting to the City Council on the findings…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 »