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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.

Attribution: Wikipedia – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dixon,_Illinois

Dixon News

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The Virus Cannot Beat Mother Nature

While COVID-19 make be causing problems in everyone’s daily life, there is one place where the virus does not stand a chance.  Mother Nature is not allowing Corona Virus to slow it down one little bit.  Many people are looking for something to do these days and a good portion is going to Lowell Park. …read more »

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Lee County Joins List of Counties With COVID-19 as Two Residents Test Positive

The Lee County Health Department announced two positive cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Lee County. Lee County reports a resident in their 50s tested positive for COVID-19. Lee County reports a resident in their 30s tested positive for COVID-19. Other locations in the Northern Illinois Rockford Region with positive COVID-19 cases include Carroll County…read more »


Dixon City Government Will Zoom Through Meetings and Other City Business

If the Corona Virus outbreak occurred 20 years ago the measure to try and contain the disease would have been far worse. During this time in Dixon City Hall, the Public Safety Building and almost every other government institution is closed up tight.  But, with the development of technology work is still getting accomplished. Dixon…read more »

Dixon Obituaries


Gregory “Greg” Lee Witzleb Sr.

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

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 »

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