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Tank of the Year Contest

Each year, Tnemec Paint Company names a "Tank of the Year" to recognize and celebrate aesthetic, creative, and innovative uses of Tnemec coatings on water tanks.  This year, Dixon's Water Tower # 10 has been nominiated.  This is a national contest and the winner is determined by the number of votes each tower receives.  Click on the picture below to place your vote!


2014 Trick-or-Treat Times

The Dixon Police Department announces the Trick-or-Treat times for children this Halloween Season will be on Friday, 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


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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