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 sound of gun and canon, the rumble of armored vehicles and the screams and yells of men in battle filled the air over this past weekend in Dixon. Elks Page Park filled in for the battlefields of Normandy in 1944. The tenth Annual World War 2 Reenactment brought the sights and sounds of the…read more »
Organizers say this year’s United Way Day of Caring was a huge success; as volunteers worked on almost 40 projects for 12 different nonprofit agencies in 5 towns across Lee County. The Lee County United Way said “We would like to say thank you to all the volunteers, businesses, and non-profits who participated in the…read more »
Friday evening the clouds in the sky opened up and there was no way it was going to rain on Isaiah Roby’s Parade. Friday the City of Dixon held a procession down Galena Avenue and then back to the Public Safety Building for the newest member of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks. The procession was escorted…read more »
Illinois State Police District 1, Illinois Secretary of State Police, Illinois Commerce Commission Police and Illinois Department of Revenue combined their efforts to work a truck enforcement detail on Wednesday, June 19, 2019 in Lee County. During the detail 9 citations and 45 written warnings were issued. Of the 9 citations, officers issued 2 for…read more »
Eleanor Anne Catherine Thrasher, 92 of Dixon Illinois, passed away June 12, 2019. Eleanor was born on the farm where they lived in Ashton September 15 1926, the daughter of Clarence and Gertrude Schafer. She attended schools in Ashton and some country school. She had to ride school buss’s to get to town schools. She…read more »
Walter L. Fassler, age 96, died Thursday June 13, 2019 at his home surrounded by his family. Three years to the day he said good-bye to his wife, Mary, of 70 years Walter rejoined her to again, smile, laugh, hold hands, say their prayers and reminisce on their well-lived life together. Walter had been a…read more »