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Items for Disposal

The City of Dixon has recently disposed of the items listed below:
Recognized, local, not for profit organizations may contact the City Manager at 815-288-1481 if there is 
interest in purchasing ($1 each) any of the items listed.  The City of Dixon makes no warranties as to 
the condition of the items.

City of Dixon; items for disposal, October 2015
Note; items are sold “as is” for $1.00 each. City makes no warranty, whatsoever, concerning
the condition of the items listed below. Items listed may no longer be available by the time
interest is expressed to the City Hall.

This offering is terminated 4PM on Friday, October 23, 2015

Item Number Description Serial Number Equipment Type

1 iPhone 4 8GB (A1349, EMC 2422) C8QHDNPWDP0V Phone
2 iPhone 4s 16GB (A1387, EMC 2430) C8PHKV12DTF9 Phone
3 iPhone 4s 16GB (A1387, EMC 2430) DNQGXUXYDTF9 Phone
4 iPhone 4s 8GB (A1387, EMC 2430) C8PMC7QTFML4 Phone
5 IBM/Lenovo ThinkPad R60e LV‐AF869 Laptop
6 Dell Inspiron E1505 20SXW91 Laptop

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Sex Offender Laws for Halloween Participation

Lee County State’s Attorney, Anna Sacco-Miller, Lee County Sheriff, John Simonton, Dixon Police Chief, Dan Langloss, and other area Law Enforcement Agencies, would like to take this opportunity to notify the Public and those required to Register as a Sex Offender of a change in the Law that affects Holiday participation such as Halloween. The Law reads as follows:

720 ILCS 5/11-9.3(c-2)

It is unlawful for a child sex offender to participate in a holiday event involving children under 18 years of age, including, but not limited to distributing candy or other items to children on Halloween, wearing a Santa Claus costume on or preceding Christmas, being employed as a department store Santa Claus, or wearing an Easter Bunny costume on or preceding Easter. For purposes of this subsection, child sex offender has the meaning as defined in this section, but does not include as a sex offense under paragraph 2 Subsection (d) of this Section or the offense under 11-1.50 Subsection (c). This Subsection does not apply to a child sex offender who is a parent or guardian of children under 18 years of age that are present in the home and other non-familial minors are not present.

Please make sure you are aware of this change in the law and follow the provisions accordingly. Have a safe and Happy Halloween.

2015 Trick-or-Treat Times

The Dixon Police Department announces the Trick-or-Treat times for children this Halloween Season will be on Saturday, October 31st from 5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The Department will have additional personnel working throughout the evening to assist and monitor the event. Citizens are also asked to illuminate their porch lights if they are participating in handing out candy to trick-or-treaters. Any suspicious activity or candy should be reported to the Dixon Police Department at 288-4411. The Department reminds citizens to exercise extreme caution while driving that evening, and he also lists several safety recommendations to make this Halloween a safe and enjoyable one.

  • Wear light-colored clothing that is properly fitted to avoid the child from tripping. Reflective tape should also be incorporated into the costume if possible for safety and better visibility
  • Ensure that children can properly see through face masks, or use cosmetic face paint to increase the child’s visibility.
  • Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult while trick-or-treating
  • Flashlights and / or light sticks should be carried by children and adults while walking after sunset
  • Children should stay within their respective neighborhood and only accept candy from homes that they know
  • Children should only visit residences that have their porch light illuminated
  • Children should refrain from entering anyone’s home
  • Parents should inspect candy prior to allowing their children to consume it
  • Only properly packaged or wrapped candy should be accepted or given as gifts
  • Children in costumes should stay away from pets as it may not recognize the child and could become frightened.
  • Any obstacles or obstructions should also be removed from sidewalks and porches to prevent children from tripping and falling

2nd Annual Bags for the Brave a Huge Success

On Saturday September 5, 2015, the Dixon Police Department, along with the Lee County Honor Flight for Veterans hosted the 2nd Annual “Bags for the Brave” beanbag tournament. The event took place in the 100 block of West 1st Street, which also included entertainment from Dixon Mainstreet’s “Blues, Brews, and BBQ Festival.” The tournament began with opening ceremonies, as 30 local veterans from the WWII and Korean War era were escorted into the festival grounds. The Dixon City Fire Department assisted with displaying a large American flag as the veterans’ procession was taking place. Over 30 teams played in the beanbag tournament, which featured corporate and open league divisions.

Prior to the start of the tournament, it was announced by Lee County Honor Flight’s Rich Sanders that the Dixon Police Department would be an official sponsor of an entire Honor Flight in the spring of 2016, due to the amount of money raised in the event’s first two years. Last year’s fundraiser accumulated just under $16,000, and with donations still coming in for this year, the current amount is nearly $23,000 and climbing! Dixon Police Department’s Aaron Simonton, who helped start the event, said that he was very grateful for the overwhelming support from the nearly 60 sponsors who helped make the event such a success. “Today is a perfect example of how much the citizens and businesses of our community support our veterans, and with this fundraiser, they are doing it in a big way,” said Simonton. “We feel that with the partnership with Dixon Mainstreet, this event will continue to grow and benefit the veterans of Lee County.”       

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2015 Street Projects

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Welcome to Dixon Illinois.

Located along the scenic Rock River in northwestern Illinois, Dixon is a thriving community of 16,000, and serves as the county seat of Lee County. At the hub of four major highways and one interstate, Dixon is the economic center of the county and an important focus for agriculture, industry, service, retail, recreation and residential growth.

Dixon’s history dates back to 1828 when Joseph Ogee settled at the site of what is now known as Dixon. Two years later, “Father” John Dixon came to the area, purchased Ogee’s land claims and continued the establishment of a settlement by operating a ferry across the beautiful Rock River.

In 1832, a young Abraham Lincoln marched up the Rock River Valley at the head of the Sangamon County Volunteers. He and his troops were mustered in at Fort Dixon to fight in the Blackhawk Indian Wars. Fort Dixon was located on the north bank of the Rock River, and the spot is now marked with a bronze statue of Lincoln.

It is hard to think of Dixon without associating the name of her most famous son, Ronald Wilson Reagan. The former President is wellknown for calling Dixon his hometown, and he spent his formative years in Dixon attending its schools and spending summers as a lifeguard at the Lowell Park Beach. Dixon was instrumental in forming the character of our 40th President.



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