Reported father of alleged Dixon High School shooter, charged with solicitation of murder for hire

DIXON – A Dixon man is charged with attempting to hire an individual to carry out the murders of two people. According to the Lee County Courthouse, 49-year-old Matthew Milby Sr. is charged with two counts of solicitation of murder for hire, both class X felonies. Authorities say, after speaking to an individual who advised on two different occasions that Milby Sr. allegedly asked for assistance in killing two people known by Milby. He is the father of Matthew Milby Jr., who opened fire at Dixon High School in May 2018. He is being held at the Lee County Jail on a 500.000 bond.