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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

Rock River Oregon

Ogle County Sheriff Declares NO Wake on Rock River

Based on the current National Weather Service river level predictions Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle will implement the NO WAKE ordinance Friday June 22 at 8:00a.m. Travel on the Rock River in Ogle County is limited to 5mph. A chart indicating river levels is available on the Ogle Safe smartphone app. #Oglesaferead more »

safe passage initiative

Safe Passage Initiative Launches Website

The Safe Passage Initiative of the Sauk Valley would like to announce the launching of the Safe Passage website. The website has information on the history of Safe Passage, Q&A, as well as a link for services in the Sauk Valley area. The Safe Passage Initiative is a deflection program that was started to help…read more »

Rock River Rough

River Expected to Reach Flood Stage at Anytime

Even though the big storms hit many miles to the north of Dixon Monday night, the effects of that rain will be felt in the Sauk Valley. Lee County Officials are expecting the Rock River to reach flood stage any time during the next 24 hours.  Lee County Emergency Management Director Kevin Lalley said people…read more »


Ogle Health Department Warns of Contaminated Water Due to Flooding

Recent flood waters have the potential to contaminate water supplies and can cause power outages. If you are unsure if your water supply is safe the Ogle County Health Department suggest you use only bottled or disinfected water for drinking, cooking, and other daily activities. Those with a private water wells who think their well…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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