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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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 »
The City of Dixon is pulling out all the stops in hopes of enticing major retail and restaurant chains to give a look at Dixon for their next location. The plan is for a major blitz of these businesses on Wednesday in Chicago at one of the largest retail and restaurant conventions in the country.…read more »
The Ultimate Tailgate Cook-off is set for Sunday, October 21 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m at the Beanblossom Parking Lot in Downtown Dixon. This is the 11th annual cook-off event that features a tailgate cook-off, along with a bags tournament hosted by Dixon Chamber and Main Street. Admission to the Ultimate Tailgate is $5…read more »
After a couple of years of research and testing it looks like the plans of the Viaduct Point Project is now down the drain, at least for the foreseeable future. During the Dixon City Council meeting Monday evening Mayor Li Arellano announced the city was terminating the purchase agreement for the properties associated with the…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 »