Dixon, city (1990 pop. 15,144), seat of Lee co., N Ill., on the Rock River; founded 1830, inc. 1857. Corn and soybeans are grown, cattle are raised, and there is light manufacturing. On the site of the Dixon Blockhouse is a statue of Abraham Lincoln as a youthful captain in the Black Hawk War. A correctional center is in Dixon.
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