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
When Steve Beltran goes to the office, his desk is the dashboard of his vehicle and the office is the river, woods and fields of the Sauk Valley. Steve Beltran is an Officer with the Illinois Conservation Police. This is the type of career Beltran can spend time everyday in the outdoors he loves. Recently,…read more »
Wednesday night the Dixon School Board meeting marked the final meeting for three members of the school board. As stated before Board President Jill Stoker will be stepping away from the board. Two other board members lost their bid to retain their seats on the board. Brandon Rogers and Scott Johnson attended their last full…read more »
The Federal Government helps out many municipalities with funding for projects and repairs of facilities. This same Federal Government can ask for those funds back. This is the case with the Dixon Airport. During the most recent Dixon City Council meeting Public Works Director Matt Heckman explained the Federal Aviation Authority wants to clean up…read more »
Free Oak trees are available at the Ruth Edwards Nature Center at Lowell Park Saturday April 20 from 1 – 4 PM. Trees are available in bundles of 5 on a first come first served basis. Celebrate spring and Earth Day by planting a tree. Trees are courtesy of Living Lands and Waters, an organization that…read more »
Sandra K. Zulauf, 78, died Wednesday, April 10, 2019 at Avonlea Cottage of Dixon. Sandra was born June 4, 1940 in Davenport, IA, the daughter of Lyle and Arlene (Cumming) Rieger. She married Billie M. Zulauf on October 5, 1957 on Sterling, he preceded her in death on December 18, 1996. Survivors include one daughter,…read more »
Martha Christina Boles, age 82 of Dixon, Illinois, passed away peacefully at home on April 6th 2019 surrounded by her family. She was born to the late Rollo and Grace Trower on May 16, 1936 in Winchester, Kansas. Martha was raised in Atchison, Kansas where she attended Atchison High School before completing training to become…read more »