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

Dixon Riverfront Sunset

Despite Not Getting BUILD Grant, Langloss Says They Will Not Quit

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 »

Dixon Obituaries


Lloyd W. Bollman

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

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 »

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