is a city in Lee County, Illinois
. Named for its founder John Dixon (Dixon's Ferry), it is the county seat of Lee County. It was the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan
, the 40th President of the United States
Dixon is also the site of the Lincoln Monument State Memorial, marking the spot where Abraham Lincoln joined the Illinois militia at Fort Dixon in 1832 during the Black Hawk War.
Dixon, Illinois was heavily bombed by the Race upon their initial invasion of the United States in 1942. Otto Chase's employer, a cement factory, was among the buildings destroyed.