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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A No Wake Order has been issued in Ogle County on the Rock River. Following the rains from Thursday night and the showers over the weekend a Flood Warning has been declared. The National Weather Service says the Flood Warning extends from Byron to Castle Rock State Park. It will remain in effect until Thursday…read more »
Ogle County Sheriff Says He Believes in Need for Mitigation, But, Will Not Arrest or Fine Those Who Do Not
Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle stated Thursday night he was in no way encouraging people or businesses to defy the Governor’s Executive Orders. He then went on to say in his opinion there is no way to legally enforce the orders and none of his deputies will arrest or fine anyone who defies them. VanVickle…read more »
At the moment events, fairs and other activities we normally see every year are falling by the wayside due to the Covid-19 pandemic. After a cold winter people normally are looking forward to such things as the Petunia Festival, Polo Town and Country Days and many others. These will not happen this year, at least…read more »
The City of Dixon in partnership with LCIDA and Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Main Street have extended their small business stabilization grant for one month. This grant was created to help small businesses with their May rent or mortgage and utility bills. To date, the program has helped 72 small businesses in Lee County…read more »
Rebecca Ackerman, 70, of Dixon passed away on May 9th from kidney failure after being recently diagnosed with cancer. Becky was born on December 3, 1949 to Don and Marion Kordus of Beaver Dam, WI. After graduating from St. Peter’s in 1968, she went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from University of…read more »
Charles “Adam” Angell, age 28, died Saturday, May 16, 2020 at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison. Adam was born on March 3, 1992 in Glendale, Ariz. the son of Rodney and Tonya (Heather) Angell. He was employed as a Diesel Mechanic with Andrew Trucking in Dixon. Adam loved the outdoors. He enjoyed mushroom…read more »