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2015 Street Projects

Click here to see a map of the 2015 Dixon street projects.

Volunteers Needs for City's Zoning Board of Appeals

CITY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO SERVE ON CITY’S ZONING BOARD OF APPEALS

The City of Dixon is looking for community-minded volunteers! Citizens interested in serving on the Zoning Board of Appeals would need to be age 18 and above and reside within the city limits.

The Zoning Board of Appeals is a seven member board that hears variance requests such as building setbacks and sign heights, and then sends its recommendations to the Dixon City Council. Board meetings are on the fourth Thursday of the month at 4:30 p.m. when there is business to be conducted.

The position is appointed by the Mayor and confirmed by the Dixon City Council. Interested parties should submit a short letter of interest, and any relevant supplemental information, to Mayor Liandro Arellano, Jr. at Dixon City Hall 121 W. Second St. Dixon IL 61021.

Bags For The Brave Tournament

The Dixon Police Department will be co-hosting a "Bags For The Brave" tournament on Saturday, September 5th, 2015.  Check out the Facebook page for more details or contact Detective Aaron Simonton at the Dixon Police Department with any questions: 815-288-0209.

https://www.facebook.com/events/645310962281920/

 

 

 

Welcome

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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