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Byron is a city in Ogle County, Illinois, United States, probably best known as the location of the Byron Nuclear Generating Station, one of the last nuclear power plants commissioned in the United States. Byron is located in Byron Township, along the Rock River. The population was 3,753 at the 2010 census, up from 2,917 at the 2000 census. The town bills itself as the “Gateway to the Rock River Valley”.

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Byron News

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Byron Man Hospitalized Following Slow Speed Crash

On Wednesday at approximately 12:30pm., Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the intersection of Hedge Road and Water Road in Byron for a one vehicle accident. After an investigation it was determined that a pickup being driven by 60 year old Claude Yoakum of Byron was traveling on Hedge Road toward Water Road. Yoakum’s vehicle…read more »

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Driver Charged With DUI Following Roll-Over Crash

On Friday at approximately 7:00 am, Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 10,000 block of North Illinois Rte. 2 for a one vehicle roll-over accident. After an investigation it was determined that a vehicle being driven by 62 year old Bradley R. Benhoff of Rockford was northbound when he drove off of the roadway.…read more »

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6 Seriously Injured, Including a 5 Year Old in Two Vehicle Crash

Just after noon on Friday Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a 2 vehicle accident with injuries at the intersection of Mt. Morris Road and IL RTE 72 in rural Leaf River. A Honda passenger car driven by 18 year old Victor Heather of Oregon was southbound on Mt. Morris Road approaching the intersection with…read more »

Byron Obituaries


Shirley Ann Adams

Shirley Ann Adams, age 68 passed away at home Sunday, March 4, 2018 surrounded by her family. Shirley was born on April 21, 1949 in Sterling the daughter of Thomas and Bernice (Ennis) Holcomb. She married Harold G. Adams on October 29, 1977 in Rock more »

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