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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When you do a good job, word gets around. The construction company, Ringland Johnson from Cherry Valley Illinois was the group that built the new Lee County Jail and Sheriff’s Office. The project ended up being 2 months ahead of schedule and $1 million under budget. The Dixon Park District took a big step in…read more »
Dixon Public School District #170 is proud to announce that Miss Suzanne Weaver, classroom teacher, has been awarded the Award of Recognition by the Illinois State Board of Education for the 2019-2020 school year. Miss Weaver was recognized this past weekend at the 45th annual Those Who Excel banquet in Bloomington-Normal. Miss Weaver was nominated…read more »
Monday night during the Dixon City Council meeting the council approved a change to the ordinance in regards to Door to Door Solicitation in Dixon. According to the current ordinance, any company wishing to go door to door to sell commercial goods or services, must be registered and licensed by the city. The change made…read more »
In all of the slasher movies of the day, there always seems to be a monster ready to jump out from behind a tree to scare the kids in the forest. Saturday night the fun was real as the Dixon Park District held their annual Haunted 5K event. This unique run takes place at night…read more »
John Gale Callow, age 65 of Richmond, VA departed this life for another on September 19th, 2019, surrounded by his loving family. He was born March 25, 1954 in Dixon. Preceded in death by his younger brother Bryan and parents Maryln (Trader) and Gale Callow. John is survived by his two sons, Teddy and Bryan…read more »
Austin Edward Taft, 27, of Dixon, passed away Monday, October 14, 2019, at home in Dixon, IL. He worked for Raynor Garage Door prior to his passing. Austin was born, July 15, 1992, in Kankakee, IL, the son of Andrew and Bridget (Lambert) Taft. He was a member of IBEW Local Union 196 and the…read more »