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


Demmer Calls Gerrymandering in Illinois Absurd and Corrupt

Lawmakers in Springfield see many issues on the table to be dealt with as the first 2020 session of the Illinois General Assembly gets underway in Springfield. State Representative Tom Demmer of Dixon joined House Republicans to discuss their 2020 legislative priorities in advance of the Governor’s State of the State address.  Demmer focused his…read more »

Milby Jail

Milby Declared Unfit for Trial Again, Status Hearing Set for March

Following an evaluation from the defense, accused Dixon School Shooter Matthew Milby has once again been declared unfit to stand trial. The court ordered evaluation was conducted by Dr. Matthew Finn.  Dr. Finn presented his findings to Judge John Redington who determined Milby was unfit at this time. Lee County State’s Attorney Charles Boonstra said…read more »

Dixon School Board New

New Three Year Training Program Will Educate the Educators

It is being referred to as educating the educators, but, in reality a new training program to come to Dixon Schools will also educate anyone who works there. The training is part of a three year agreement between the Dixon School District, Florissa and an organization out of Texas called CLEAR.  This education is designed…read more »


Dixon Park District Dealing With a Fickle Mother Nature

The Dixon Park District cannot seem to entice the weather to cooperate. The district announced the new ice skating rink is closed for the rest of this week.  For the past couple of weeks, since its opening, the weather has been hovering around freezing or just above.  The district in their facebook post said the…read more »

Dixon Obituaries


Russell “Russ” Beck

Russell “Russ” Beck, 85, of Dixon, passed away Saturday, January 25, 2020, at his home in Dixon, IL. He owned and operated Beck’s Body shop from 1974-1989, prior to his retirement. Russ was born, October 1, 1934, in Deland, IL, the son of Earl and Edna (Atkinson) Beck. He married Betty Austin on October 11,…read more »


Patricia Sanders

Patricia Sanders, age 67, peacefully passed away on January 19, 2020 at KSB Hospital surrounded by family. She was born January 5, 1953 in Dixon, IL to John W. (Bill) and Katherine P.(Cis) Dunbar. Patty attended Dixon High School. She married Carl Haas and worked 10 years at Osco Drug Store as a cosmetician and…read more »

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