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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 LincolnLincoln, Abraham
, 1809–65, 16th President of the United States (1861–65). Early Life

Born on Feb. 12, 1809, in a log cabin in backwoods Hardin co., Ky. (now Larue co.), he grew up on newly broken pioneer farms of the frontier.
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 as a youthful captain in the Black Hawk War. A correctional center is in Dixon.


Willie, full name William James Dixon. 1915--92, US blues musician, songwriter, and record producer, whose songs have been recorded by many other artists
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May 2, 2006: Dixon again refuses medication and admits to drinking two bottles of vodka in four days.
Dixon plans to get back in the recording studio in the fall for a new album that will come out early next year.
ATLANTA, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- John Dixon, founder and president of Marietta-based John Dixon & Associates, was inducted into the National Auctioneers Association's Hall of Fame Thursday night when the nation's auction professionals met in Indianapolis for their annual convention.
Dixon gave Swansea the lead with a simple penalty but this was cancelled out by an angled penalty from Rees.
com)-- Dixon Golf, manufacturers of the first high performance eco-friendly golf ball, today announced The Dixon Black Friday - Cyber Monday FLASH Sale that will run Friday, Nov.
The IRS announced in Action on Decision (AOD) 2014-001 that it will not follow the Tax Court's holding in Dixon,141 IC.
James Dixon's recently published biography, Out of Birmingham: George Dixon (1820-98), Father of Free Education, is a worthy attempt to move the bushel that has so long hidden our George, and to straighten the record a little.
To relieve stress, Dixon walks on a treadmill and uses a speed punching bag, which he says is particularly helpful "if you put a name on it every once in a while.
Marion County prosecutor Carl Brizzi concluded on April 25th that no charges would be filed against Dixon.
2003: Dixon moves from Sun-derland to Newcastle and applies to Mental Health Matters for accommodation.
At the end of the raid the 14 staff members and the Dixon family are forced into cash-storage cages.
Four months removed from his benching, however, Dixon is "back to the regular Dennis" around the house, Strong said.