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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According to the Lee County Unified Executive Leadership Team a total of 184 Lee County residents have been tested at KSB Hospital. 54 tests are pending, 130 are negative, 2 are positive, and 6 people remain in quarantine. 16 people were screened Friday through the KSB drive-thru testing and KSB received 1 negative test result. …read more »
Energizer Holdings is closing its battery distribution site in Dixon, laying off 125 employees. Layoffs will begin in May at the Rayovac packaging and distribution center in Dixon, according to a notice filed with the state. The center has been open since 2003 and ships about 11 million cases of batteries each year. In 2018,…read more »
According to Director of the Lee County Health Department Director Cathy Ferguson-Allen, One of the front office staff was yelled at and called names Thursday by a caller because she wouldn’t give him the name and location of the first positive CoVID case in Lee County, because “he needed to take precautions if he was…read more »
In KSB Hospitals effort to prepare for a potential COVID-19 surge in our area, 57 beds from the former Maple Crossing at Amboy nursing home were moved to KSB Friday thanks to the efforts of many in the surrounding communities. KSB Board Member, Ray Neisewander III, donated a Raynor Garage Doors semi and driver to…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 »