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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It is winter in Northern Illinois. This means cold weather, snow and ice are the order of the day. It also means this is the time of the year when large chunks of ice can be seen building up on the Rock River. Kevin Lalley of the Lee County Emergency Management says there are ice…read more »
Wednesday at Sauk Valley Community College it was time for Sauk Fest. As the Spring Semester gets under way it is time for representatives from various student clubs and organizations to do their best to recruit new members. The groups will also highlight their accomplishments from the fall. At Sauk Fest were also several community…read more »
Over this past weekend Congressman Adam Kinzinger was called to active duty and went on mission with his Air National Guard Unit. The Congressman holds the rank of Lt. Colonel. While on duty he will be staying in the United States. His staff wanted to let residents know his Washington DC and Illinois Offices will…read more »
Dixon Public Works Director Matt Heckman recounted times when homeowners in town have had the sudden shock of thousands of dollars in repairs looking back at them. These repairs are the water lines from the main city line to the home that spring a leak or break. Residents who have found out they are financially…read more »
Patricia Sanders, age 67, peacefully passed away on January 19, 2020 at KSB Hospital surrounded by family. She was born January 5, 1953 in Dixon, IL to John W. (Bill) and Katherine P.(Cis) Dunbar. Patty attended Dixon High School. She married Carl Haas and worked 10 years at Osco Drug Store as a cosmetician and…read more »
Larry D. Pritchard, 70, of Dixon, passed away suddenly on Thursday, January 9, 2020, at home. He retired from Raynor in May of 2016 after 42 years and was a member of the Carpenters Union. Larry was born, September 22, 1949, in Sterling, IL, the son of Herbert and Ruby (Meyer) Pritchard. He was a…read more »