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Thanks, Jim!

Renaming ceremony at the riverfront

The late former mayor Jim Burke, seen here in 2014.
The late former mayor Jim Burke, seen here in 2014.

DIXON – The Heritage Crossing pavilion and the 100 and 200 blocks of West River Street will be renamed “James G. Burke Way” and the “James G. Burke Pavilion” at Heritage Crossing in a public ceremony today.

Jim Burke served four terms as mayor from 1999 to 2015 and died at 78 in February 2016. He was a founding member of the riverfront development project and operated Burke Realty in Dixon for more than 40 years.

The community dedication will run from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the riverfront with a presentation at 5:30 p.m. and live music starting at 6 p.m. Food and beverages will be provided.

It’s the focus of the September “Business After Business” hosted by the Dixon Chamber of Commerce and Main Street, and it’s slated to be an annual event paying tribute to Burke.

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