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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During the early morning hours of Friday Ogle County Sheriff’s Office responded to 5482 N. German Church Rd, rural Byron in reference to a report of a male at that location with a gunshot wound. Deputies found 19 year old Chase Cooper with a gunshot wound. Cooper was transported by Byron EMS to Mercy Hospital…read more »
On Thursday evening Ogle County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a report of a car vs tree accident at Illinois Rte. 2 and Kennedy Hill road. Deputies arrived and found an SUV had been traveling south on Illinois Rte. 2 when it failed to negotiate a curve and entered the west ditch. The Chevy proceeded for…read more »
The Ogle County Sheriff’s Department is morning the loss of one of its own as a head-on crash claimed the life of a Sheriff’s Lieutenant. Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle said Lt. Randall Hilliard of Byron was killed in a head on collision early Saturday morning. The Illinois State Police are investigating. They say shortly…read more »
According to Ogle County Deputies, around 8:30 Wednesday they were called to the Citgo Gas Station in Leaf River. Reportedly 41 year old Joshua McQuality of Leaf River walked into the Citgo and threatened the cashier. Deputies located McQuality at his residence and he was taken into custody. McQuality was charged with Aggravated Assault and…read more »