Teen arrested with loaded handgun; police warned of possible active shooter before Dixon fireworks

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DIXON – A teen allegedly carrying a loaded handgun was arrested and an area  that was filled with spectators for fireworks was evacuated Sunday night in Dixon.   Authorities say around 9 PM they were told of a credible threat of an active shooter, and using that information located a 15-year-old male from Sterling.  The Peoria Avenue bridge was cleared and further searches were conducted.   The fireworks continued as scheduled and the incident remains under investigation.