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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.
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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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Politicians of national standing were not thin on the ground in Victorian Birmingham and Dixon was in his lifetime, and has been ever since, overshadowed by the largerthan-life figures who shared many a rostrum with him, men like Joe Chamberlain and John Bright.
A hidden device, installed at the Gateshead home after previous visits by Dixon, caught the whole horrifying episode on tape.
That might seem like a trip (19 to 20 hours plus an overnight) to unfamiliar territory for a country singer and song-writer, but for Dixon, the destination will be much more like home turf.
ATEAM of Willmott Dixon staff have been spreading site and work safety messages to their employees, members of their supply chain and over 500 Birmingham pupils.
James and Sharon Dixon served as officers and employees of Tryco, a temporary staffing business they founded in 1990.
In the 1990s, banker Thomas Adam Dixon became another kind of "six million dollar" man--but rather than fight crime, he committed theft by embezzling nearly $6 million from his bank.
Wendy Dixon, of Bircham Drive, Blaydon, Gateshead, pleaded guilty to five counts of benefit fraud over a period of 10 years.
THE latest rumpus involving Horsemen's Group chairman Paul Dixon took a new twist yesterday, when it emerged that at least some of his fellow directors were unaware of his controversial address to this week's Asian Racing Conference (ARC), writes Nicholas Godfrey.
CONSTRUCTION company Willmott Dixon has launched a new residential arm as it aims to grow its presence within the Welsh marketplace.
But the 14 reduced half-time arrears to 8-3 with a James Dixon penalty .
Carl and Kirsten Dixon have owned the lodge for 15 years.
DIXON OF DOCK GREEN (1955-76) THINK of the archetypal bobby on the beat, and odds are you'll think of PC George Dixon.