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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 $88,000. More Dixon information.

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47 min ago | The Daily Gazette

First Street on schedule to reopen this weekend in Dixon

The concrete passed its strength test, required by the Illinois Department of Transportation, as it can support at least 3,500 pounds per square inch.

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47 min ago | The Daily Gazette

Candidate holding town hall in Dixon

DIXON – Randall Olsen, an Ottawa Democrat running for the Illinois 16th Congressional District seat, will have a town hall meeting next week.

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47 min ago | The Daily Gazette

Woman guilty of misdemeanor computer tampering

DIXON – A Dixon woman pleaded guilty to misdemeanor computer tampering and must pay $10,000 in restitution in a 2013 case that originally accused her of defrauding an elderly woman of more than $150,000.

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Tue Jul 08, 2014

The Daily Gazette

40 partygoers arrested in downtown Dixon

DIXON – Dixon police arrested 40 people on charges of underage drinking at a party in downtown Dixon early Saturday.

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The Daily Gazette

Driver hurt when vehicle overturns

OGLE COUNTY – An Ashton woman sustained minor injuries Saturday in a single-vehicle crash on Brick Road near Daysville Road.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

The Daily Gazette

'Al the Pal' will be missed

What did former U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon, who died Sunday at the age of 86, do for you? Before Dixon was Illinois secretary of state from 1977 to 1981, licenses consisted of words on flimsy pieces of paper.

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Bureau County Republican

Whata s in your wallet?

As reported Monday morning in the Sauk Valley News, a Tampico man was arrested Sunday for trying to use counterfeit money at the Petunia Festival in Dixon.

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The Daily Gazette

Visitors take trip back in time at cabin

Jan Conkrite gives visitors a look back in time as they tour the Old Settlers Memorial Cabin on Lincoln Statue Drive in Dixon.

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Sat Jul 05, 2014

The Daily Gazette

With budget cuts, prisons' mental health population soars

Fencing and razor wire reminds one that, despite the almost park-like grounds at the Dixon Correctional Center, it is, in fact the grouns of a prison.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Dwight O. a Butcha Hintz Jr.

AMBOY – Dwight O. “Butch” Hintz Jr., 69, of Amboy, died Thursday, July 3, 2014, at Green Acres Living and Rehabilitation Center in Amboy.

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Thu Jul 03, 2014

Chicago Tribune

Dixon mayor blasts idea of Walgreen move

But like others in Dixon, Burke is sure Walgreen, who died in 1939, wouldn't be pleased that the management of the company he founded is weighing a move out of Illinois in favor of Europe in a bid to cut its corporate tax bill.

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CNN

8 Presidents and the jobs that got them started

Obama worked for minimum wage or close to it, scooping ice cream and waiting tables.

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The Daily Gazette

Band feels at home in small-town atmosphere

The Wood Brothers borrow from genres that include blues, country and jazz. The band will headline the main stage at 7:30 p.m. Saturday along the Dixon riverfront during Petunia Festival.

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Wed Jul 02, 2014

Bureau County Republican

What's Happening

The Walnut 5K Run/Walk for ALS Research will be Saturday, July 5. The race/walk starts at 8 a.m. in front of Bureau Valley North Junior High.

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The Daily Gazette

Author to sign copies of her book Thursday

DIXON – Ogle County author Louise Brass will sign copies of her latest book, the true story of a World War II tap dancer on the London stage during the Blitz, from 1 to 4 p.m. Thursday at Books on First, 202 W. First St. Brass, a former columnist and staff writer for Sauk Valley Media, was asked by entertainer and WWII war bride Pauline ... (more)

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Daily Herald

3-year-old central Illinois boy electrocuted

Lee County Sheriff John Varga says Landyn Gerald Keener was pronounced dead Monday morning.

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The Daily Gazette

Rockford group to headline Friday's festivities

Miles Nielsen and the Rusted Hearts will headline a day full of local music at 9:30 p.m. Friday on the main stage along the Dixon riverfront during the Petunia Festival.

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The Daily Gazette

Storm knocks out power to most of Oregon

A large oak tree fell on the home of Bridget Peterson, 410 N. Sixth St., during Monday night's storm.

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Tue Jul 01, 2014

The Daily Gazette

Basement fire forces family out of Dixon home

DIXON – No one was injured in a basement fire Monday night at 604 E. Fellows St., but the home is unlivable for now, the Dixon City fire chief said.

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The Daily Gazette

Fireworks shows around the Sauk Valley

A family watches the fireworks from the Peoria Avenue bridge during the 2011 Petunia Festival in Dixon.

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