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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One positive test was produced by KSB Hospital; however, the person who tested positive was from Bureau County. Tracking procedures put in place by KSB and the Lee County Health Department determined that the infected person traveled directly to KSB, only had contact with testing staff in the drive thru testing area and returned to…read more »
Dixon Still Moving Forward With Street Work This Summer, But, Motor Fuel Tax Revenue May Be a Problem
Everything is a go according to Dixon Public Works Director Matt Heckman in regards to the major resurfacing and road repair project for this summer. According to the plan, at least 10% of all roads will be resurfaced starting in late May. At the most recent Dixon Council Meeting Heckman received permission to use Motor…read more »
State’s Attorney Charley Boonstra would like to warn community members of scams related to COVID-19. The Attorney General has reported robocalls and fraudulent emails are being transmitted to individuals hoping to get personal information like social security numbers, Medicare beneficiary information, credit card/ bank information, and other sensitive information. These individuals are also calling/emailing and…read more »
After multiple reports of large groups crowding the bike path the Dixon Park District is taking extra steps to inform the community of proper etiquette at the bike path. “We have addressed this concern today. We have taken action to install sanitizer stations and posted signs to educate people on this serious matter” says Duane…read more »
Gregory “Greg” Lee Witzleb, Sr., 73, of Dixon, passed away Sunday, March 15, 2020, at his home in Dixon, surrounded by his loving family. He worked for the Dixon Police Department, for 22 years, and then worked for the Illinois Department of Transportation for 18 years, prior to his retirement. Gregory was born, November 3,…read more »
Ricky “Rick” Lee Miller, 68, of Dixon, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at his home in, Dixon, IL. He worked for Dixon Rural Fire Department, for 27 years prior to his retirement. Rick was born, February 14, 1952, in Sterling, IL, the son of Donald and Gladys (Wessels) Miller. He married Karin Clementz on…read more »