City to donate $75,000 to Dixon Historic Theatre, ask school district to contribute $25,000

Construction work to begin in June for $1.5 million project

A member of the audience joins Dave the Hero Trainer as they attempt to trick the garbage-loving griffin so they can sneak into its nest to obtain a gold key as part of "Dragons and Mythical Beasts" which made two performances Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023 at Dixon Theatre.
Hot blooded fans urgently flocked to the Dixon Theatre on Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 to see juke box heroes Double Vision, a tribute to 70s and 80s rock group Foreigner. Playing hits such as "Cold As Ice" and "Waiting for a Girl Like You," the group took the fans back to sounds of one of the premier supergroups of the era.
The exterior of The Historic Dixon Theatre, seen from its front entrance at 114 S Galena Ave, Dixon,
Musicians channeling rock stars Carl Perkins (left to right), Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash along with Jerry Lee Lewis perform Thursday, May 26, 2022 at the Dixon Historic Theatre. “Million Dollar Quartet” played before a lively crowd of over 750 music fans.
Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers

Rachel Rodgers joined Sauk Valley Media in 2016 covering local government in Dixon and Lee County.