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Dixon, Illinois is located in Lee County. Zip codes in Dixon, IL include 61021. The median home price in Dixon is $82,900. More Dixon information.

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Oregon buildings evacuated for gas leak

OREGON – Buildings in a block on the south side of Oregon were evacuated Tuesday morning after an excavator struck a large natural gas main. Oregon firefighters and police removed residents living on the east side of the 800 block of South Fourth Street and the west side of South Third Street.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

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Fillies handle Sherrard

Lakin Goodman had 10 kills and two blocks to lead Morrison to a 25-20, 25-13 victory at Sherrard in a Three Rivers West contest on Tuesday. Also for the Fillies , Peyton Kennedy had seven kills, seven digs and two blocks, Brooke Stralow had 15 assists, six kills, six digs and two blocks, and Jordan Schmidt added seven digs, five kills and two blocks.

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Another group vies for marijuana grow in Lee County

DIXON – Yet another hopeful medical marijuana grow operation asked the Lee County Board for its support during a meeting this morning. The board's questions included one about the disposal of excess materials, such as seeds and stems from the plants.

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SVCC to provide free course on World's Fair

DIXON – A free online course about the Chicago World's Fair of 1893 will begin Monday through Sauk Valley Community College. Kris A. Murray, assistant professor of humanities at SVCC, will teach the course.

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Council to decide on cultivation center bids today in Dixon

DIXON – A discussion that started Monday night, about which of two companies to sell a piece of land to, will continue tonight with a possible vote. Green Thumb Industries LLC and IPP LLC were the only two companies to submit bids to purchase Lot 5 in the Lee County Industrial Park, which the city owns.

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No TIGER grant for Dixon

DIXON – The city has come up short again in its fourth attempt at a federal grant for a $12.8 million project. On Friday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the 2014 recipients of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery grants.

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Anchor Coupling sets start of departure from Dixon

In June, Caterpillar, which owns Anchor Coupling, announced that it was consolidating the operations at three facilities in Sterling and Dixon to an Anchor Coupling plant in Menominee, Michigan. In a letter to Mayor Jim Burke on Monday, Renee O'Farrell, human resource manager at the Menominee facility, said the the company will start to close its Dixon plant on Nov. 21, and will ultimately eliminate 61 jobs there.

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Renovation work in Dixon reaches a Crescendo

Matt Appleman cleans a paintbrush Monday afternoon as he works to renovate a building at 502 W. First Street in downtown Dixon. Appleman plans to move his salon, Crescendo Hair, to the building.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

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Local bands rock on the river at Sauk

The Rock River Jazz Band performs Saturday evening at Rockin' on the River at Sauk Valley Community College. Dixon and Sterling municipal bands also played.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

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Sen. Bivins receives award from small-business advocacy group

SPRINGFIELD – Assistant Senate Republican Leader Tim Bivins, R-Dixon, was named a Guardian of Small Business by the National Federation of Independent Business for his legislative record on small-business issues. NFIB/Illinois designates key votes in the Legislature that are identified by small-business owners as important to the success of their business.

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No Dixon council members support change in government form

DIXON – With less than 2 months until a November referendum, the majority of the City Council is against changing the city's form of government. Last year the council voted unanimously to place a referendum on the Nov. 4 general election ballot so that voters could choose the city's form of government.

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A Star-Spangled start to school day in Dixon

Students in the second and third grades at Jefferson Elementary School in Dixon gather around the flag pole Friday morning to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the writing of "The Star-Spangled Banner." Students recited the Pledge of Allegiance and then sang the national anthem.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

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Blue Moo dishin' up the dogs in Dixon

Ken and Kate Jongewaard and their kids, Brandon, 10, and Raegan, 8, invite you to try out the Blue Moo Hot Dogs stand in Dixon. It's at the corner of West Boyd and North Hennepin, behind the Subway and across from Midland States Bank.

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Second fatality from collision on Route 2

Rescuers work at the scene of a two-car accident Thursday afternoon on state Route 2 between Dixon and Sterling. The driver of a van involved in the accident, John Brown, 76, of Dixon died at KSB Hospital after the wreck.

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City, Bay Valley Foods discuss water rate cut

Sub-zero temperates didn't keep Bay Valley Foods workerstriking workers for Bay Valley Foods picket Wednesday afternoon in Dixon. DIXON – The city is expected to meet again today with Bay Valley Foods to discuss the company's water rate.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

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Top 5 things to do this weekend

STERLING – Fiesta Days in Sterling and Rock Falls will conclude this weekend with a parade, a dance and the crowning of the Fiesta Queen on Saturday. A soccer tournament will begin at 9 a.m. Sunday at Scheid Park.

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Pop on down to the riverfront

DIXON – The Soda Pop Tour will roll into the riverfront from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sept. 20, offering participants samples of more than 100 unique craft soda pops.

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Share your story at local open mic in Dixon

DIXON – Rosbrook Studio and We Come from Under the City will present the Third Thursday Open Mic Exchange of Words, hosted by Alan Cantwell and Steven Ray Blum, at 7:30 p.m. Sept.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

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Rotella spikes Dixon to win

Amy Rotella posted 19 kills and three digs to lead Dixon to a 21-25, 25-14, 26-24 victory on Tuesday at Stillman Valley. Also for the Duchesses , Jessa Long had 10 digs, two assists, two aces and a kill, Haley Fitzsimmons had seven kills and two digs, and Kacey Koch added 30 assists and an ace.

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Road work in Dixon, bridge work in rural Whiteside starts Monday

DIXON – Work is expected to start Monday on a portion of state Route 2/Second Street, from Galena Avenue to River Street, the Illinois Department of Transportation said in a news release. The work will consist of removing the pavement, making street repairs and then repaving the road.

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