From time to time, we release information that we feel are important for the safety of the general public, our citizenry.
Please take the time to read over these safety tips as they are published. You never know, it could save the life of someone you know, even your own.
The City of Dixon has more parks per capita than any other community of equal population in the State of Illinois. The Dixon Park District maintains over 25 separate areas which encompass the district. Click on a park name for information on that park.The City of Dixon has more parks per capita than any other community of equal population in the State of Illinois. The Dixon Park District maintains over 25 separate areas which encompass the district. Click on a park name for information on that park.
Just below, is a listing of each of our parks.
Committee: Bonnie Kime, Chuck Stoddard, Jim Burke, Jack Coleman, Paul Miller, John Weitzel and Priscilla Brickley.
Heritage Crossing is the name of an ambitious project to turn two blocks of riverfront parking into a “downtown” gathering place featuring trails, performance space, restrooms, and a life-sized statue of Dixon native, Ronald Reagan. Initial funding for the project was provided by a $2.5 million federal grant. To date, the community has raised $1.36 million in funds needed to complete the improvements.
According to City Engineer, Shawn Ortgieson, major construction should be completed this year, with some landscaping and follow up work wrapping up in 2009.
The Dixon Riverfront Commission meets on the second Tuesday each month in the City Council Chambers at 6:00 PM.
WHAT IS DIXON SISTER CITIES?
The Sister City concept traces its origin to shortly after World War II. A national sister city movement emerged when U.S. president Dwight D. Eisenhower convened a White House conference on citizen diplomacy in 1956. Originally part of the National League of Cities, the Sister City concept became a separate nonprofit organization in 1967.
WHAT DOES DIXON SISTER CITIES ASSOCIATION DO?
The Dixon Sister City Association is a nonprofit diplomacy organization that promotes creating and strengthening partnerships between the City of Dixon and international communities in a effort to increase global cooperation at the municipal level, to promote cultural understanding and to stimulate economic growth and development, trade and tourism. The Association advocates the movement for local community development and volunteer action by motivating an empowering private citizens, municipal officials and businesses to create and conduct long-term programs of mutual interest and benefit.
The Association currently receives no government funding (including local) but exists solely because of the commitment of private citizens and local businesses through membership and/or donations to the association.
Dixon established its first sister city with Dikson, Siberia in the late 1980’s. However, due to changes in Russian government, contact with the Dikson delegation has been lost. Currently, Dixon has two sister cities, Herzberg, Germany and Castlebar, Ireland. Three large delegations from Herzberg have visited Dixon, the last in October, 2007 and delegations from Dixon have visited Herzberg three times.
In August of 2005, Dixon Sister Cities Association delegates, along with Mayor Jim Burke, traveled to our newest sister city—Castlebar, Ireland to sign the charter establishing a new sister city relationship. Currently, the City of Dixon is in the process of forming a future Sister City relationship with Thika, Kenya. This sister city will be the first Kenyan sister city relationship in Illinois. A Delegation came in July, 2007. It is hopeful that a delegation from Dixon will go to Thika, Kenya in 2008.
Last August, Dixon Sister Cities Association delegates, along with Mayor Jim Burke, traveled to our newest sister city - Castlebar, Ireland to sign the charter establishing a new sister city relationship. The City of Castlebar, Ireland will be sending a large delegation of citizens and officials to Dixon in May of 2006 to learn about the Dixon way of life.
WHO CAN JOIN THIS ASSOCIATION?
Anyone can join the Dixon Sister City Association - from the general public to small businesses and large corporations!
WHAT'S IN IT FOR ME?
For the general public:
For small businesses and corporations:
WHAT FUTURE ACTIVITIES ARE PLANNED?
Building Official: Paul Shiaras
Code Enforcement Officer: Cory Lance
Administrative Assistant: Jane Haws
|121 West Second Street
Dixon, IL 61021
The function of the Building Department is to protect the general health, safety and welfare of the public by administering and enforcing the City's building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical, housing and other codes. Their efforts are designed to enhance the quality of life for residents and eliminate unsafe buildings.
As part of the enforcement process, major permits are issued for building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical (heating, cooling, refrigeration). A permit is also required to erect a fence and for other minor construction projects such as storage sheds.
If you are not sure whether or not a permit is required. Call the Building Department before you proceed with your improvement.
Fire Chief: Tim Shipman
|210 S. Hennepin
Dixon, IL 61021
Thanks for visiting the Dixon Fire Department homepage. We hope you will find our web site informative and helpful for you and your family. Enjoy your stay and do be sure to check out all of the fire safety messages that have been provided for your reading.
The personnel of the Dixon Fire Department are proud of being part of this community and providing the necessary services - fire suppression, rescue, prevention, emergency medical, and disaster preparedness.
I ask that you take the time to go through our site and learn exactly what we do and all the different types of services that we provide. Hopefully, you will never need our emergency services, but if you do, we will respond with a fast, professional, well-trained and courteous team to answer your call for assistance.
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Police Chief: Danny D. Langloss, Jr.
Message from the Chief
It is an honor to serve the citizens of Dixon as the Chief of Police. I am fortunate to work with such a professional group of police officers and a very supportive city council. As the Chief of Police, I promise to continue to provide the best possible service to the citizens we serve. Specifically, I have set three primary goals our department will attain: exemplary citizen service, proactive police strategies, such as zero tolerance enforcement of drug and gang activity, and community policing initiatives like Shop with a Cop, Dress for Success, Cops-N-Bobbers, and the Citizens Police Academy.
I feel it is of utmost importance to have a strong relationship with our citizens, businesses, and civic groups to keep Dixon a safe place to live, work, and raise a family. Most of our success in our ongoing drug interdiction efforts is a direct result of cooperation we have received from the community. We are continually looking for new ways to connect with the community. Whether you need assistance with a neighborhood problem like a barking dog or a loud music complaint or there is a suspected drug location next to your residence, we are here to help. Please do not hesitate to contact our department at 815-288-4411.