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Dixon, Erie airports win IDOT Airport of the Year awards

Sauk Valley boasts two of the six 2022 winners statewide

Erie Airpark hosted an annual fly-in for ultralight crafts in a file photo from September 2021.
Dixon Municipal Airport/Charles W. Walgreen Field.
The hangars are full at the Dixon Municipal Airport, but not necessarily with what they should be full of – operational planes – and the Dixon Airport Board plans to change that.
Erie Airpark, 8689 Star Road, is the 2022 Private Airport of the Year. Since 1999, it’s been owned by Jim and Sue Robinson, and it is the home base for the Illowa Sport Flyers Club.
A view of the hangars at Dixon Municipal Airport's Charles R. Walgreen Field. According to an Illinois Department of Transportation study, the airport brings about $5.5 million a year to the local economy, and provides about 60 jobs.
Kathleen Schultz

Kathleen A. Schultz

Kathleen Schultz is a Sterling native with 40 years of reporting and editing experience in Arizona, California, Montana and Illinois.