Dixon http://peoriapublicradio.org en Cat consolidating plants, affecting 170 IL workers http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/cat-consolidating-plants-affecting-170-il-workers <p>170 Caterpillar employees are losing their jobs as the company consolidates four plants into one. Cat says its consolidating two plants in Sterling and one in Dixon into its facility in Menominee, Michigan.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 06 Jun 2014 21:33:42 +0000 Alex Rusciano 24531 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Cat consolidating plants, affecting 170 IL workers John Deere historic site celebrates milestone http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/john-deere-historic-site-celebrates-milestone <div>John Deere's first home in Illinois is celebrating an important milestone. The John Deere Historic Site near Dixon opened last weekend for its 50th year as a historic and educational attraction.&nbsp;</div><p> Wed, 07 May 2014 23:48:02 +0000 Herb Trix 22975 at http://peoriapublicradio.org John Deere historic site celebrates milestone Dixon approves $40 million settlement for embezzlement case http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/dixon-approves-40-million-settlement-embezzlement-case <p></p><div>The city of Dixon’s financial woes were eased significantly Wednesday. The City Council approved a $40 million settlement with auditors and a bank for their roles in allowing former comptroller Rita Crundwell to embezzle millions over two decades. &nbsp;The city’s former auditor, Clifton-Larson-Allen, will pay the bulk of the out-of-court settlement. Former auditor Sam Card and Fifth Third Bank will also pay into the deal. Dixon Mayor Jim Burke is thrilled with the outcome, but adds that the city will never make up for the nearly $54 million Crundwell stole:</div><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 23:10:12 +0000 Guy Stephens 12485 at http://peoriapublicradio.org Dixon approves $40 million settlement for embezzlement case Rita Crundwell's assets all sold http://peoriapublicradio.org/post/rita-crundwells-assets-all-sold <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal marshals have finished selling all the known assets of Rita </span>Crundwell<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>IPR’S<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Jenna Dooley has more:</span></p><div><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The former Dixon comptroller is now serving a federal prison sentence for embezzling nearly $53 million from the city. Last week, marshals sold </span>Crundwell’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> final three assets, including two vehicles and a trailer.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Thu, 16 May 2013 12:06:50 +0000 Denise Molina & Jenna Dooley 5686 at http://peoriapublicradio.org