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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 IDOT Employee Injured in Two Vehicle Crash

The Illinois State Police investigated a two-vehicle crash on Wednesday night at 10:10 p.m. on Interstate 39 in Ogle County. A vehicle driven by 24 year old Brandon Lee Sherwood of Princeton, Minnesota, was northbound on Interstate 39 when Sherwood failed to reduce speed and rear-ended an Illinois Department of Transportation pickup truck driven by…read more »

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Ogle County Deputies Will Conduct Sex Offender Compliance Checks on Halloween

The Ogle County Sheriff’s Office will again be conducting Sex Offender compliance checks on Halloween. Registered Sex Offenders are prohibited from participating in specified activities, Halloween is a listed activity. Parents can visit the Ogle County Sheriff’s website and access maps of registered Sex Offenders within Ogle County or go to . The Sheriff…read more »

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Bail Reduction Denied for Byron Murder and Arson Defendant

On October 16, 2019, the Defendant Duane Meyer appeared in Court before the Honorable John “Ben” Roe in regard to a Motion for Bond Reduction filed by the Defendant in an attempt to reduce the $10,000,000.00 bond.   This had previously been set. During the hearing the People, represented by State’s Attorney Eric Morrow, opposed the…read more »

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Arrest Made in Three Year Old Byron Arson and Murder Case

For nearly three years, people in Byron have wondered who was responsible for the arson fire that claimed the life of a 37 year old mother and her 3 year old son. As of Wednesday the answer may have been given. In the early morning hours of October 19 of 2016 in Byron Police and…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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